Marriage Licenses Age: If applicants are under 18 years of age, written consent of both parents is necessary. If either applicant is 14 or 15 years of age they must present written consent from a Justice of the Supreme Court or Judge of the Family Court having jurisdiction over the town or city in which the application is made.
If both applicants are 18 years of age or older, no consent is required.
Proof of Age
Two forms of ID are required, one being your birth certificate and one of the following are acceptable documents to support information submitted by marriage license applicants:
- Driver's License
- Non-Driver's License
- Naturalization Papers
- Military ID Card (must have birth date)
- Employer's Photo ID (must have birth date)
- Baptismal or other Church Record established by one year of age
License Fee and Requirements
For any and all previous marriages, the following is required:
24 hour waiting period
License is valid for 60 days after the 24 hour waiting period
$40.00 license fee payable in cash or check
$10.00 fee for certified copy of marriage certificate
- Certified Copy of Death Certificate
- Certified Copy of Divorce Decree, Judgement of Divorce or
Certificate of Dissolution of Marriage
These requirements are per the New York State Department of Health, Vital Records Section.
Application for certified copy of marriage certificate