Marriage in Maine

Many people flock to Maine every year to recite their vows. Marriage in Maine is incredibly popular, especially in the summer months, thanks to the beautiful weather and scenery. The excitement of a marriage an easily be lost in all of the paperwork and regulations surrounding marriage. Just like any other state, however, there are certain rules and regulations that should be understood before going for marriage in Maine.

Potential Costs

The only real costs that can come from marriages in Maine are the fees that come with getting a marriage license.  A marriage license in the state of Maine costs $30. This $30 fee is one time, and is something that should be paid in cash.

Potential Time lines

The only real potential time line to note when trying to get a marriage license in Maine is the amount of time that the marriage license is valid for. The marriage licenses in Maine are good for 90 days total. This varies from state to state, so be sure to understand that the time line for one state may be different than the time line for Maine.  Luckily, there is no waiting period for those who wish to have a marriage in Maine; the marriage license is given on the spot.

Other Rules and Regulations

Different forms of ID will be needed depending on the age of the person who is looking for marriage in Maine. Anyone over 24 years old only needs to bring their driver's license to receive the marriage license. Others will need to bring in another form of identification, such as a birth certificate or passport. Social security numbers, like most other procedures, are a must for marriage licenses.

If you are not a resident of Maine, fear not; you do not have to be a resident of Maine. If you are a resident in Maine, however, you must apply in a town that one person of the marriage resides in. Those looking for marriage in Maine who have had previous marriages will need to be able to provide a certified copy of the certificate that shows the divorce or death certificate, as these provide evidence of the certified end of marriage.

While there may be fees and time periods involved, getting married in Maine can be one of the most beautiful places to do so. If you look past the paperwork and regulation, you can truly have a beautiful wedding in Maine.

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