Marriage Licenses

Obtain a Certified Copy of a Marriage License


In Massachusetts one of the most important steps in planning a wedding – whether a religious or secular ceremony – is obtaining a marriage license. If the wedding is to be performed in Massachusetts, the couple can obtain a license from any City or Town Clerk in Massachusetts.

How Much Does a Marriage Certificate/License Cost?

A each certified copy costs $10.00

Marriage Certificate Copy Application

How Do I Get a Copy of a Marriage Certificate/License?

  • By Mail: Allow 10-14 days
    • A written request must contain the following:
      • Name of both individuals at the time of the marriage
      • Date of Marriage
      • Number of copies ordered
      • Self Addressed envelope where to be mailed back
      • Cash, Check or money order in exact amount made payable to Town of Watertown
  • In Person: Town Clerk's Department, Ground Floor, Town Hall, during regular business hours. Payments may be made in the office or cash or check only. Checks are payable to the "Town of Watertown".
  • Online:  Payments can be made online with electronic check or credit cards. The electronic check option using checking account information is available for a small charge. Credit card payment is available for a convenience fee assessed per transaction by the Payment Service, not the Town.
  • For more information please call the Clerk's Office at (617) 972-6486.

Watertown Town Clerk Application Hours

Watertown Town Clerk application hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, and Tuesday, 8:30 am - 7:00 pm.  Please keep in mind during summer months, the Administration Building closes at 2:00 pm on Fridays.

View more information about receiving copies of your Marriage License.