Do I need an appointment to apply for a marriage license?
No appointment is necessary, however, you should call ahead to be assured that the City Clerk or the Assistant City Clerk is available to administer the oath to the parties intending to be married. A couple must appear at the City Clerk’s Office together, in person, to file a “Notice of Intention to Marry” and must present valid photo identification. This can be done any time during our regular office hours. Please allow approximately fifteen minutes for completion of your application.

Applications for Marriage Licenses will not be taken after 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday or after Noon on Friday.

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1. When are you open?
2. Where are you located?
3. When should we apply?
4. Do I have to apply where I live?
5. Do I need an appointment to apply for a marriage license?
6. Is there a waiting period from the date of application to the date the license is issued?
7. Is a waiver of the three-day waiting period available?
8. Is a blood test required before a license can be issued?
9. What is the fee for obtaining a marriage license in Gardner?
10. How do I find a Justice of the Peace?
11. Is Massachusetts residency required to obtain a marriage license in Massachusetts?
12. What if one or both of us has been divorced?
13. Are witnesses required to be present at the ceremony?
14. What if I have further questions?