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Your marriage license

The following is important information
you need to know for your marriage license:

Marriage licenses are available at any town or city clerk office in New York and are valid throughout the state.

There is a $25 license fee.

Both parties must be present in order to get a marriage license.

Bring a form of identification for proof of age (driver’s license, birth certificate, baptismal record, military id, or passport) and your Social Security number. You will both need to know the proper spelling of your mother’s maiden name and parents’ country of birth.

You and your fiancée will need to supply information about any previous marriages. You may need to bring certified copy of the Decree of Divorce or death certificate if widowed. Call your city or town clerk for specific directions.

The marriage license is issued on the same day you apply. Remember that the marriage license is not valid until 24 hours after it is issued. Therefore, if you plan on getting married on a Saturday, you should not wait until Friday afternoon to get your license.

A marriage license is valid for 60 days from the day after it was issued.

Applicants born outside of the U.S. or who are under 18 years of age should call their town or city clerk for special instructions.

You may get you marriage license at any city or town clerk office in New York if you are being married in the state. However, choose a place that you will remember because you will need to return to that office to get a copy of your license in the future.

You should arrive at the city or town clerk office no later than half an hour before it closes.

Town and city clerk offices for Monroe County

Town Of Brighton
2300 Elmwood Ave
(585) 473-8800
Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Village Of Brockport
(see Sweeden)


Town Of Chili
3235 Chili Ave
(585) 889-3550
Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Town Of Clarkson
3710 Lake Road
(585) 637-1130
Hours: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Or by appointment


Village Of East Rochester
120 W. Commercial St
(585) 586-3553
Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Village Of Fairport
(see Perinton)


Town Of Gates
1605 Buffalo Rd
(585) 247-6100
Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Town Of Greece
2505 West Ridge Rd
(585) 225-2000
Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Town Of Irondequoit
1280 Titus Ave
(585) 467-8840
Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Town Of Henrietta
475 Calkins Rd
(585) 334-7700
Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Town Of Ogden
409 South Union St
(585) 352-2127
Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Town Of Parma
1300 Hilton Parma Corners
(585) 392-9461
Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Town Of Penfield
3100 Atlantic Ave
(585) 377-8600
Hours: by appt. only

Town Of Perinton
(585) 223-0770
Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Town Of Pittsford
11 South Main St
(585) 248-6200
Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Town Of Riga
8 South Main St
(585) 293-3880
Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Town Of Rush
5977 East Henrietta Rd
(585) 533-1312
Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Thursdays until 7 p.m.)


City Of Rochester
30 Church St; Room 100
(585) 428-7129
Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Town Of Sweden
18 State St
(585) 637-2144
Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Town Of Webster
1000 Ridge Road
(585) 872-1000
Hours: by appt. only

Town Of Wheatland
22 Main St
(585) 889-1553
Hours: by appt. only