Both individuals must fill their own marriage worksheet (available below in 'Documents'), accompanied by the following:
1- Proof of Age - one of the following:
- Birth Certificate
- Baptismal Record
- Naturalization Record
- Census Record
2- Proof of Identity - one of the following:
- Driver's License
- Employment Picture ID
- Immigration Record
3- If either party has been married before, they must provide proof of how the last marriage ended, i.e. Divorce decree, death certificate.
The clerk will issue the Marriage License within 48 hours after receiving completed marriage worksheets from both individuals. Worksheets may be turned in by each individual separately but BOTH individuals need to be present at the SAME time to sign the completed license. The fee for the license is $40, payable with check or cash.
After purchasing a marriage license, the couple must wait 24 hours before getting married. After the 24 hour waiting period, the license is valid for 60 days anywhere in New York State. The Officiant will return the license to the Town Clerk after the marriage ceremony. The Town Clerk will then issue a Marriage Certificate, by mail, to the couple.