Marriage License Information

Town Clerk
Registrar's Office
1 Heady St
Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567

Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., except on the last day of the month when they are only issued from 9AM to 10 AM 

A couple who intends to be married in New York State must apply in person for a marriage license to any town or city clerk in the State. The application for a license must be sworn and signed in the presence of the issuing clerk by both the bride and groom. 

A representative cannot apply for the license on behalf of the bride or groom. This applies even if the representative has been given the Power of Attorney. Notarized marriage license affidavits signed by the bride or groom cannot be substituted for their personal appearance.


  • All applicants must bring valid forms of identification when applying for a marriage license. Expired forms of identification will not be accepted.
2 Forms of Identification are necessary, one from each column per person.

Column 1

Column 2

Proof of age and identity:

* A Certified Record of Birth.
* A Baptismal Record.
* A Naturalization Record.

One current identification related document with photo ID
* Valid, current U.S. Driver's License or valid U.S. non-driver's license.
* Valid Passport, non U.S. passports must have current VISA.
* U.S. Military Identification.
* Valid and unexpired Green Card.
  • Photocopies of the above documents will not be accepted as proof of identity.
  • All foreign documents, not in English, require a certified translation.  Acceptable are those produced by consulates, embassies and universities.
  • Information regarding all previous marriages must be furnished in the application for a marriage license. This includes whether the applicants are divorced, whether the former spouse or spouses are living and, if so, when, where and against whom the divorce or divorces were granted. 
  • A certified copy of the last Decree of Divorce  with Official Seal or a Certificate of Dissolution of Marriage is required.  Divorce papers in a foreign language must be accompanied by a certified translation. If widow or widower, a certified copy of death certificate must be presented.
  • $40.00 fee must be paid in exact change or money order, personal checks (do not accept out of State checks). Fees are set by the State of New York and may be changed at any time.
  • A marriage license is valid for 60 days, beginning 24 hours after issuance.
  • No premarital examination or blood test is required to obtain a marriage license in New York State.

Age Requirements:
  • If either applicant is under 14 years of age, a marriage license cannot be issued.
  • If either applicant is 14 or 15 years of age, such applicant's must present the written consent of both parents and a justice of the Supreme Court or a judge of the Family Court having jurisdiction over the town or city in which the application is made. If either applicant is 16 or 17 years of age, such applicant(s) must present the written consent of both parents.
  • If both applicants are 18 years of age or older, no consents are required.