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How To Get Your New York Wedding License

If you are getting married in New York City, or the surrounding boroughs you can obtain your marriage license in any of the city clerk's borough offices. You do not need an appointment, but both bride and groom must appear together to get the license.
You can obtain your license in the following clerks office. They are generally open between 9 am and 4 pm Monday through Friday, and some offices take a break for lunch at 11:30 until 1 pm. Please call first.

IN MANHATTAN: Manhattan Municipal Building, 1 Centre Street, (212) 669-2400.

IN QUEENS: Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Boulevard, Kew Gardens,(718) 286-2829.

IN THE BRONX: 1780 Grand Concourse,(718) 731-2277.

IN BROOKLYN: 210 Joralemon Street, (718) 802-3585.

IN STATEN ISLAND: Staten Island Borough Hall, 10 Richmond Terrace, (718) 816-2290.
What you need to know about obtaining your license:
  • The license is valid throughout the state. For example, you can get your license in Manhattan and get married in Queens or in Albany.
  • The license is prepared while you are in the clerks office, but there is a Twenty Four Hour WAITING PERIOD before you can marry. Include this timing in your plans if your are coming in from out of town to be wed. The license will remain valid for 60 Days.
  • The fee is $30.00 and only money orders are accepted. Make the money order payable to City Clerk.
  • You must have identification that proves your age. Acceptable ID can include: birth certificate, baptismal certificate, passport, driver's license, green card, military identification.
  • If divorced you must provide the month, day and year your marriage(s) ended and who the defendant was. In the Manhattan clerks office it is "suggested" you bring the divorce papers with you; in other parts of New York it is mandatory.
  • Blood tests and medical exams no longer required in NY.