The Town Clerk is responsible for issuing and recording marriage licenses. In Maine, application for a Marriage License must be made in the municipality of residence of either the Bride/Spouse or Groom/Spouse. If the applicants are not residents of Maine, they may apply in any Town or City in Maine.
The current fee for a Marriage License Application is $40. Application is made by both the Bride and the Groom. Each must show proof of identity (a driver’s license or state I.D.) and, if there have been previous marriages for either applicant, Certified Documents of Death or Divorce of the most recent marriage must also be presented.
Marriage Licenses are valid for 90 days from the date of application. this applicationto download a marriage application form.
There is no longer a waiting period to obtain a marriage license. Once the application is complete, the Marriage License can be issued. A Member of the Clergy, a Maine Notary Public, or an Attorney (licensed in Maine) can perform marriages.
Once the ceremony has taken place and the officiant has returned the completed license to the issuing clerk, a certified copy of the marriage license may be requested. Fees for certified copies are: $15.00 for the first copy and $6.00 for each additional copy. Certified copies are required to change the Bride’s name on many documents such as Social Security Cards, Driver’s Licenses, and bank accounts, to name a few.
Each City or Town in Maine records and maintains marriage records for individuals who either applied for their license there and/or were married there. (If you are not certain of the Place of Marriage, you may call the Office of Vital Statistics for the State of Maine in Augusta at (207) 287-3184).
The following information is helpful in locating a marriage record:
- NAME OF GROOM/SPOUSE
- NAME OF BRIDE/SPOUSE
- DATE OF MARRIAGE
- RESIDENCE OF BRIDE/SPOUSE and GROOM/SPOUSE (at time of application for Marriage License)
Certified Copies of Marriage Certificates are available at the Municipal Building during normal business hours. The first copy costs $15.00. Additional copies are $6.00 each. The requestor must fill out a downloadable request form, provide proof of identity and proof of lineage, if necessary. Click here to download the marriage certificate request form.
Copies may also be ordered by mail, with the above information and the required fee, to the address below. The person requesting the record must include a photocopy of proof of identification and proof of lineage, if necessary. Make checks or money orders payable Town of Wilton. Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for use in mailing the copy to you.
Request by mail:
Town of Wilton
Attn: Town Clerk
158 Weld Rd.
Wilton, Maine 04294