Marriage Rules - Salem

Dear Partners to be: Congratulations !!
You have decided to embark on your blissful journey. We here at Salem City Hall want to make sure that your travel is as tension free as possible. Based on requirements we have created the following instructions, which will guide you to prepare the necessary forms to be submitted to the City Clerk’s office in order to comply with the requirements for the Commonwealth. **Please note: You are applying for this marriage intention with the City of Salem.
First of all, keep handy of Commonwealth Laws and Guideline document -
Then click Click here to Start/Resume Marriage Registration on this page
Fill up the following forms.
a. Notice of Intention form
b. Supplementary form
c. Worksheet form
Intention form - Please make sure that the following information is handy when filling out the forms. All biographical information – Sometimes not readily available are Mother/Father’s Surname of birth or Adoption. Make sure you have this information.
Venue - By this time you decided on your venue - Salem City Hall, chapel or a venue of your choice. Check off the selected site. If city hall is where you are getting married, almost all information is autofilled. If the venue is other than the city hall, then provide name and address of venue.
Officiant - Provide officiant’s name and address and telephone number.
Complete all 3 forms online and submit online to the attention of the City Clerk. An email will be sent to you.
Once the City Clerk’s office accepts the application, both parties will be contacted via phone or email. At that time, both parties will be instructed to come to Salem City Hall to sign the paperwork and pay the $40.00 filing fee.
Your marriage license will be ready for pick up 72 hours after the application has been signed and paid for.
You should proceed to get married within 60 days, or the license will expire.
The Officiant must sign and certify the Marriage License and send license back to Salem City Hall, and a Marriage Certificate will be mailed to you.
You may request additional copies of your Marriage Certificate from Salem City Hall

Best Wishes.
Ilene Simons – City Clerk
Welcome to
Marriage Registration System Online
Salem, MA
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