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Lamoine Town Office Press Release

Contact: Jennifer Kovacs, Town Clerk (667-2242)

Stu Marckoon, Administrative Assistant to the Selectmen (667-2242)

Lamoine Town Office Open December 29, 2012

The Lamoine Town Office is normally open on the first and last Saturdays of the month from 8am until Noon . Saturday, December 29, 2012 is no exception, though this is also the first day that same sex marriage licenses may be issued.

Marriage licenses can take a while to process and couples looking to obtain an application and license will be accommodated during regular business hours. Extra staff will be on duty between 8am and 10:30am in case there is a high demand for licenses. The town office will close at Noon.

Those seeking a marriage license are asked to bring proof of identification, and, if applicable, proof that a previous marriage has ended by divorce, annulment, or death. This proof must be by a certified copy of the appropriate document. Proper payment of the $40 fee is also required at the time that a marriage license is issued. Both parties on the marriage license must be present to sign the document before it can be issued. Because the state law does not take effect until December 29, 2012, the new license applications will not be issued prior to that date. The State of Maine Office of Vital Records will be providing the proper form a few days prior to the law change along with guidance on numerous questions that have come up since voters approved the referendum on November 6 th . Town Office staff will not be able to answer any legal questions those should be addressed either to an attorney or to the State Office of Vital Records.

While both staff members are notaries public, they will not be performing marriage ceremonies at that time. If a couple wishes to have a marriage ceremony performed, private arrangements should be made with the notary, attorney, or clergy of their choice.

The town office will also be conducting its normal operations of vehicle registration, dog licensing and the like, so we ask that folks prepare for a potential wait. Customers will be served on a first come-first served basis.