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Replace or Get Copy of Your New York Marriage Record

If your New York Marriage Record or Certificate is lost, stolen or destroyed, you must obtain a copy. Here are the steps to take to receive your copy:

1: Get started with online marriage license services.

2: Go to a Clerk of Court office in person

If the Marriage Record is lost, stolen, or mutilated, you must obtain a Duplicate Marriage Record in order to get married.

Either prospective spouse may apply for a Duplicate Marriage Record by returning to the office that issued the original Marriage Record and completing a Duplicate Marriage Record affidavit.

Where do you get copies of your records?

For copies of marriage licenses issued anywhere in New York State except New York City, a certified copy of the marriage record may be obtained from the office of the town or city clerk who issued the license, or from the New York State Department of Health. The fee is $10 if you obtain a certified copy from the town or city clerk who issued the license. If applying to the New York State Department of Health, the fee is $30.

For a certified copy, write to:

Certification Unit Vital Records Section
New York State Department of Health
P.O. Box 2602
Albany, New York 12220-2602

For marriage licenses issued in New York City, do not apply to the New York State Department of Health. You must apply to the borough office of the City Clerk of New York in the borough where the license was issued. For an application and current fees, contact the City Clerk of New York at (212) NEW-YORK or go to

MANHATTAN: 141 Worth Street New York, New York 10013

BRONX: 851 Grand Concourse, Room B131 New York, New York 10451

BROOKLYN: 210 Joralemon Street, 2nd Floor, Room 205 Brooklyn, New York 11201

QUEENS: 120-55 Queens Boulevard, Room x001 Kew Gardens, New York 11424

RICHMOND: 10 Richmond Terrace, 3rd Floor, Room 311 Staten Island, New York 10301

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

To replace your New York Marriage Record or Certificate you can also visit the department of Vital Statistics for New York.

Featured Resources
- Get the Marriage License Packet for a comprehensive guide to getting your marriage license!
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