Obtaining a Marriage License in the State of Maine
Maine residents must apply in the town/city where they reside. The license is valid in any community in Maine for a period of 90 days from the date the intentions are filed. Note: Couples who maintain separate Maine residences must apply in one of the communities of residence.
Out-of-state residents may apply in any town/city in the state of Maine. The license is valid for a ceremony performed in any community in Maine for a period of 90 days from the date the intentions are filed.
If either the prospective bride or groom is a Maine resident, and the other resides out-of-state, then individuals must both apply in the town of residence of the Maine resident. The license is valid in any community in Maine for a period of 90 days from the date the intentions are filed.
Refer to the following State of Maine page to verify current information:
Local Town clerks near Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island and at Schoodic Peninsula are listed below. They may be able to give you a list of notary publics that are interested in performing marriages in the park.
Town Clerk - Bar Harbor
93 Cottage Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609 • 207-288-4098
Town Clerk - Mount Desert (includes Seal Harbor, Northeast Harbor, Somesville, Otter Creek)
Sea Street, Mount Desert, ME 04660 • 207-276-5531
Town Clerk - Southwest Harbor
P.O. Box 745, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679 • 207-244-5404
Town Clerk - Winter Harbor
Harbor Road, Winter Harbor, ME 04693 • 207-963-2235
Return to main Weddings page:
Government Website for Acadia:
Obtain Marriage License
Obtaining a marriage license in Maine is a very easy procedure. There are three locations on Mount Desert Island and many more on the mainland. To verify, we suggest that you call ahead and check their hours that they are open. Smaller villages may close early. If you are wanting to select a location where there is good autumn colors during the ceremony, note that fall colors peak inland before they do on the coast.