Persons wishing to obtain a license must file their intentions with the Town Clerk in person at least three days before the ceremony. Court waivers to the three-day waiting period may be obtained at the Ayer District Court.
The cost of a license in Pepperell is $30. The license is valid for sixty days, and may be used for a ceremony conducted in any Massachusetts city or town. The member of the clergy or Justice of the Peace who performs the ceremony must sign the license and return it to the city or town where it was issued. The completed license is then sent to the State Registry of Vital Statistics.
Certified copies of the record must be obtained from the city/town where the intentions were filed or from the State Registry of Vital Statistics. The cost for certified copies of a marriage is $12.
All Massachusetts vital records may also be obtained at the State Registry of Vital Statistics (617) 740-2600.
With your certified copy of the marriage license
Change your Social Security card
Change your license at the DMV
Once you have a social security card and driver's license in your married name, other changes should be fairly easy. Some places only require a phone call; others may ask for a copy of your marriage certificate or social security card.
Some other changes:
Electric and other utility companies
Credit card companies
Schools and alumni associations
Landlord or Mortgage Company
Insurance companies (auto, home, life)
Voter registration office
Investment account providers
Your attorney (to update legal documents, including your will)
This is only a suggested list and may not cover all your documents.