Out of an abundance of caution due to the current health crisis, the Town of Braintree will only accept marriage registration applications via our online portal.
After completing your online registration documents (a total of three documents), from the comfort of your home, you will be contacted the next business day to setup an appointment to come into town hall to finalize the registration process. Both parties are required to be present on the day of the appointment. Appointments will be available during normal business hours.
A three-day waiting periods is required from the day of your appointment and the signing of documents before a license can be issued. A marriage license is valid for 60-days from the day of signing.
A marriage license fee of $25 is required on the day of appointment and can be paid by cash, check or debit/credit card. [note: debit/credit cards are subject to a processing fee]
Use this MARRIAGE REGISTRATION LINK to embark on your blissful journey.
Guide to Getting Married in Massachusetts
If your planning your dream wedding in Massachusetts there are a few things you'll need to do before the big day! This link is your GUIDE TO GETTING MARRIED IN MASSACHUSETTS.
Justice of the Peace
The Braintree Town Clerk is also a Justice of the Peace and has the legal authority to perform marriage ceremonies. Those desiring a civil ceremony should contact the Town Clerk in advance of the date of the ceremony.
Order Certified Marriage Certificate
Once married use the Request for Vital Record link to request a copy of a certified marriage certificate.