A marriage license may be obtained in the Town Clerk's Office Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. Evening hours are available the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month by appointment only by calling 716-558-3215. The fee for an original certified Marriage License is $40.00. You must obtain a license to be legally married in New York State. Applicants must appear in person together.
Proof of age and identity are required. Acceptable age related documents include:
- Government issued birth certificate. Birth certificates that are in a foreign language must be accompanied with a certified translation.
- Original Naturalization Record
In addition, one of the following identity related documents:
- Driver's license
- Immigration record
Once a license is issued, there is a 24 hour period before the license become valid. A license is good for 60 days during the solemnization period.
Information regarding previous marriages must be furnished at the time of application.
- If the marriage applicant is a widow/widower, a death certificate must be provided.
- If the marriage applicant is divorced, information provided must include: when, where and against whom the divorce or divorces were granted. A certified copy of the Decree of Divorce or Certificate or Dissolution of Marriage is required.
Once the marriage has taken place and the license has been processed, additional certified copies are available by providing proper identification and a $10.00 fee.