Records

For copies of marriage licenses issued anywhere in New York State except New York City, a certified copy of the marriage record may be obtained from the office of the town or city clerk who issued the license, or from the New York State Department of Health. The fee is $10 if you obtain a certified copy from the town or city clerk who issued the license. For a certified copy, write to:
Vital Records Section
New York State Department of Health
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12237-0023

New York City Copies

For marriage licenses issued in New York City, do not apply to the New York State Department of Health. You must apply to the Borough Office of the City Clerk of New York in the borough where the license was issued. 

Who Is Eligible to Obtain Copies of Marriage Certificates?
  • Spouses
  • Other Persons who have a:
    • Documented Judicial or proper purpose
    • New York State Court Order
  • Genealogy purpose (license must be filed for 50+years and both spouses are deceased)