Marriage Licenses

Marriage licenses are issued M - F between 9:00 am  - 4:30 pm.  To request an appointment please call 716-674-5600 press 3 then ext 4 - you may also request an appointment online.  (MARRIAGE APPOINTMENT REQUEST)  

We recommend that you make an appointment at this time as we are processing many applications daily.  If your marriage license requires any additional attention (US Citizen Fiance) then an appointment will be required.

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.


1. ORIGINAL or Certified Birth Certificate. (Required)  Photocopies are NOT accepted.

2. Driver's License, Passport, or Military Identification (1 of the 3).

3. If either party is divorced or if the marriage was annulled, certified final decrees MUST be presented as proof; if the marriage applicant is a widow/widower, a death certificate must be provided.

4. Completed Marriage License Application worksheet - please utilize the link below.

Printable Marriage License Application Worksheet

Any documents that are in a foreign language must be accompanied with a certified translation in English.

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.

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.

One-Day Marriage Officiant

As per N.Y. Domestic Relations Law Section 11-D a one-day marriage officiant license may now be obtained in the Clerk's office. 

One-Day Marriage Officiant License Application