When it comes down to planning your wedding, it’s not all color palettes and cake tastings. Make sure you allow plenty of time to do your homework on logistics like budget, scheduling and of course: your marriage license.

Marriage licenses in Maine are issued at a town or city level. You must visit the town office in person to apply for your marriage license. Once you’ve decided on your celebration destination, you may want to check the town’s website for specific information.

  • If you are both residents of the state of Maine, you should both apply at the town office where at least one of you is a resident. If you are residents of different Maine towns, you both may apply in one town or the other. You do not need to apply separately in each town.
  • If one is from out of state, then both of you should apply in the town where one holds residency.
  • If neither of you is a resident of Maine, then you may apply in any Maine town office. It need not be the same town where you plan to be married.

Once applied for and granted, your marriage license is valid for 90 days only within the State of Maine. There is no longer a Waiting Period from the time your marriage license is issued until your wedding can take place. The person performing the ceremony is responsible for filing the marriage certificate with the town office that issued the marriage license.

See more at http://www.maine.gov/portal/residents/marriage.html#sthash.0hYjBBQZ.dpuf