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How to apply for a marriage license

Complete the marriage license application form. You may also get an application form at the Local Registrar’s office or download from the link below.  Do not sign the marriage application form before going to the Local Registrar. You must sign the application, under oath, in the presence of the issuing authority.

Marriage License Application Form

Requirements for entering into a marriage

The following criteria must be met before two people can enter a marriage:

  • Not be a party to another civil union, domestic partnership or marriage in this state or recognized by this state;
  • Be at least 18 years of age, except that applicants under the age of 18 may enter into a marriage with parental consent. Applicants under the age of 16 must obtain parental consent and have the consent approved in writing by any judge of the Superior Court, Chancery Division, Family Part.

Local Registrar's Office

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New York City

All persons who intend to get married in New York City must obtain a Marriage License from the Office of the New York City Clerk.

Fee
The fee for a Marriage License is $35 by credit card or money order payable to the City Clerk.

Duration of the Marriage License
A New York State Marriage License is valid for 60 days (except for active military personnel, for whom the validity runs for 180 days). A Marriage License issued in New York can be used anywhere within New York State but may not be used outside New York State.

Office Hours and Locations

Please note that the offices open and close promptly at the hours stated below. Please allow for enough time to pass through security at each location. Parties who do not have all of the necessary materials, such proper identification before the time the office closes, will need to return on another day.

 

Manhattan Office
8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday Through Friday
(Walk-in hours until 3:45 pm)
141 Worth Street
New York, NY 10013
Subway: Brooklyn Bridge Station on the 4, 5, & 6 lines; Park Place Station on the 2 & 3 lines; City Hall Station on the N & R lines; Chambers Street Station on the A & C lines
Buses: M1, M6, M15, M22, M103, B51, & express buses serving City Hall area

 

Bronx Office
8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday
Supreme Court Building
851 Grand Concourse, Room B131
Bronx, NY 10451
Subway: 161st Street-Yankee Stadium Station on the 4, B, & D lines
Buses: Bx1, Bx6, Bx13

Brooklyn Office
Hours: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday
Brooklyn Municipal Building
210 Joralemon Street, Room 205
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Subway: Borough Hall (Court Street) Station on the 2, 3, 4, 5, M, & R lines
Buses: B25, B26, B37, B38, B41, B45, B51, B52, B54, B57, B61, B65, B67, B75, B103

Queens Office
Hours: 8:30 am to 3:45 pm, Monday through Friday
Borough Hall Building
120-55 Queens Boulevard, Ground Floor, Room G-100
Kew Gardens, NY 11424
Subway: Kew Gardens-Union Turnpike Station on the E & F lines
Buses: Q10, Q37, Q46, Q60, Q74

Staten Island Office
Hours: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday
Borough Hall Building
10 Richmond Terrace, Room 311, (please enter at the entrance located at the intersection of Hyatt Street and Stuyvesant Place).
Staten Island, NY 10301
Subway: St. George Station on the Staten Island Railway
Buses: Across from the Staten Island Ferry & served by all buses serving the ferry