Registry: Birth, death, and marriage
COVID-19 UPDATE: To apply for a marriage license, couples must apply together and in person, and you must make an appointment. Please use our online booking application to select a day and time for your appointment. Our scheduler books up quickly, but more times become available if there are cancellations.PLEASE NOTE:
- You may only book one appointment with the Registry at a time. It is the Registry's policy at this time that, should a couple book multiple appointments, the Registry will keep your most recently booked appointment, cancel the earlier appointments, and notify you.
- When you apply in person, you'll need to bring your IDs, as well as $50 for the license fee.
- Your marriage license expires 60 days from the date that you file and sign your marriage intention at the Registry Department on the day of your appointment.
- After your appointment, your marriage license will be issued and put in the mail three days later. It will be sent to the address listed under Party A on your marriage intention.
- Massachusetts Law requires couples to have a valid marriage license to get married in the state.
- If you book an appointment online with us but no longer need it for whatever reason, please email email@example.com to cancel your appointment. That will open up the spot for another couple.
For certified copies of Boston birth, death, and marriage certificates with a raised seal, please apply online or by mail. We are not taking in-person meetings for vital records at this time. For questions, please call 617-635-4175 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Class D, Class DM, ID cards, and Learner’s Permits that have expired or are expiring between March 1, 2020 and April 30, 2020, will have a 60-day extension applied to the current expiration date on the credential.
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