If you plan to be married in Massachusetts, both parties must appear together at the Town Clerk's office to complete the Marriage Intention. After the intention is completed, there is a three (3) day waiting period before the marriage license can be issued. The marriage license must be used within sixty days of the date of filing the intention. Once married, the officiant signs the license and returns it to the Town Clerk. The fee to file your intention is $25.00, payable by cash or check only.