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The member of the clergy or justice of the peace authorized to solemnize marriages in Massachusetts must complete and sign the original license and return it to the clerk of the city or town where the license was issued. A marriage is not deemed valid until the license has been returned and recorded with the Town Clerk where the intention was filed and that office has filed the marriage with the Massachusetts Department of Vital Records and Statistics.
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Yes, there is a mandatory three-day waiting period.
Yes, if you can obtain a court waiver after filing intentions. You should file your intentions first with any city or town clerk. After this, we suggest calling the Concord District Court, Clerk's Office at 978-369-0500.
Individual communities set the fee for a marriage license. The fee in Lexington is $40 which includes the issuance of one certified copy of the Certificate of Marriage once the marriage has occurred and the Certificate has been recorded with the Office of the Town Clerk.
A medical certificate is not required to be married in Massachusetts.