To apply for a marriage license, both parties must come to the City Clerk's Office between 8:30 a.m. and 12:00 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.
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
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