Maine Officiant Government Registration Requirements
Learn what the marriage officiant registration requirements are in Maine. This page covers everything you need to know to legally officiate wedding ceremonies in Maine.
Who can officiate weddings in Maine?
1. Persons authorized to solemnize marriages. The following may solemnize marriages in this State:
A. If a resident of this State:
(1) A justice or judge;
(2) A lawyer admitted to the Maine Bar; or
(4) A notary public under Title 4, chapter 19; and [2001, c. 574, §6 (AMD).] B. Whether a resident or nonresident of this State and whether or not a citizen of the United States:
(1) An ordained minister of the gospel;
(2) A cleric engaged in the service of the religious body to which the cleric belongs; or
(3) A person licensed to preach by an association of ministers, religious seminary or ecclesiastical body. "
Maine Revised Statutes §655
Are online ordained ministers recognized in Maine?
Yes. All online ordained ministers, including those ordained through AMM are recognized in Maine.
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Am I as the minister officiant required to register with the Maine Government?
The Maine Government does not license, register, or certify ministers or wedding officiants. Officiant registration is not required in Maine to officiate a wedding.4.
What Maine office handles officiant registration?
The Maine Government does not have any office that licenses, registers, or certifies wedding officiants.5.
How old do I have to be to officiate a wedding in Maine?
All Wedding Officiants in Maine must be at least 18 years old.