Sharon M. Dodge, Town Clerk Kelly J. Green, Deputy Town Clerk
You will need to contact the Town Clerk for the following services: -Dog Licenses -Birth Certificates -Marriage Licenses and/or Certificates -Death Certificates -Burial Permits -Cemetery Lots -Questions regarding elections and absentee voting
DOG LICENSES 2016 DOG LICENSES WILL EXPIRE ON DECEMBER 31, 2016. 2017 LICENSES ARE AVAILABLE STARTING OCTOBER 15, 2016. DOG LICENSES NOT APPLIEDFOR BY JANUARY 31, 2017 ARE SUBJECT TO A MANDATORY $25.00 LATE FEE PER DOG. Please contact the Town Clerk to make arrangements to license your dog or you may do it on line at the link below. Online Licenses
INSTRUCTIONS FOR OBTAINING A MARRIAGE LICENSE
Maine Residents: at least one party must be a Norridgewock resident.
Out-of-State Couples: can file their intentions in any municipal office.
1) Both parties need to appear at the Town Office with photo ID and file Intentions of Marriage and a Record of Social Security Numbers. The cost of filing is $40 ($20 each).
2) Previous Marriages: If either party has been previously married, a certified copy of the death record or divorce decree with a raised seal, whichever ended the previous marriage, must be presented to the clerk prior to the processing of the marriage license. The marriage license will not be issued without the proper record/decree.
A certified copy of a divorce decree may be obtained from the clerk of courts in the county where the divorce was filed. The clerk of courts will certify the document using an embossed seal. Photocopies are not accepted.
A certified copy of a death certificate may be obtained from the clerk in the town/city of the place of death. Photocopies are not accepted.
3) Once the Intentions are filed, the Clerk will issue a Marriage License which will need to be signed, in person, by both parties. The parties are free to marry anywhere in the State of Maine. The license is valid for a period of 90 days from the date the intentions are filed.
The marriage license will be completed by the official legally qualified to perform a marriage in Maine and signed by two witnesses. They may give you a photocopy of the document but please note, it is not a legal copy. See below for legal copy information. The official is required to file the license within 7 working days of the ceremony, with the clerk where the license was issued.
After the marriage license is filed with the Town Clerk, certified (legal) copies of your marriage license may be obtained at the Town Office during normal business hours for a fee of $15.00 for the first copy and $6.00 for any additional copies done at the same time.
Vital Records - Birth, Death & Marriage Records in the Town of Norridgewock
The Town Clerk's Office is responsible for the permanent storage of all vital records (i.e. birth, marriage and death records).
New Vital Records Law Goes Into Effect
On July 12th, a new law preventing fraudulent use of vital records goes into effect. Vital records include birth certificates, fetal death and death certificates, marriage certificates, and domestic partner registrations. Maine’s new law will require a person requesting a copy of records less than 100 years old to provide documentation establishing their direct and legitimate interest in the records.
Until now, Maine has been one of just a handful of states that have allowed anyone, including individuals with bad intentions and for profit entities, access to these records. Information from vital records will become completely open to the public 100 years from the date of the event.
Individuals who may access vital records less than 100 years old include:
The person named on the record;
The person’s spouse or registered domestic partner;
The parent(s) named on the record;
Descendants of the person named on the record;
Registrant’s legal custodian, guardian, or conservator or respective authorized representative (includes attorney, physician, or funeral director); and
Genealogists who have a Maine CDC issued researcher identification card.
Proof of identity must also be presented to the municipal and city clerks or state Vital Records Office staff. A brief application for securing a copy of the vital record must be filled out and presented, along with positive identification such as a driver’s license, passport, or other government issued picture identification that clearly shows that the person requesting the record is who they say they are. Identification requirements apply whether the records are requested in person or by mail.