Marriage Licenses

To apply for a marriage license, both parties must come to the City Clerk's Office between 8:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, exclusive of holidays.

A marriage license is issued for a period of 60 days and must be used within that period. There is also a 24-hour waiting period, which means that if you apply for your license at noon on Friday, you cannot be married until noon on Saturday. This regulation cannot be waived without a court order. The license is only valid for marriages performed in the State of New York.


Requirements

  • Couples must apply together
  • Certified copies of birth certificates listing parents. Birth Certificates must have a raised seal or colored stamp - Photocopies are not accepted.
  • For any/each prior marriages, a certified copy of the Judgement of Divorce or death certificate is required.
  • Any document in a foreign language must be accompanied by a certified translation.
  • $40 fee (cash, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX or money order) no personal checks accepted

Identification

Born in the United States

  • Current passport, Driver's license with a photo or a non-driver's identification with a photo

Born Outside the United States

  • Alien Resident Card, Current passport or Naturalization Certificate