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New York State Marriage License Requirements

Before exchanging rings, youll need a New York marriage license. Marriage licenses are issued by counties and you can apply for your license at your local county clerk's office. Here are the steps to take before walking down the aisle:

1: Get started with online marriage license services.

2: Go to a Clerk of Court office in person

If the license is to be issued by the City Clerk of the City of New York, the marriage license application fee is $35. Please visit any one of the five (5) boroughs of New York City listed below for the procedure for obtaining a Marriage License from the Office of the New York City Clerk.

A marriage certificate will be sent to you after your marriage ceremony.

Download the Marriage License Packet to assist you with the State of New York marriage license process, as well as help you research additional information on various marriage topics.

Featured Resources
- Get the Marriage License Packet for a comprehensive guide to getting your marriage license!
- Detailed information about each Clerk of Court for all New York Counties
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