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Marriage Laws New York, NY, Marriage License, Laws, Licenses U.S. New York Marriage Bronx County

Here's what you need to know and what documents to bring with you before you apply for a Bronx County marriage license. We recommend getting this legal aspect of your wedding out of the way about a month before your ceremony date.

It is important that you verify all information with the Bronx City Clerk's office before making any wedding or travel plans.

Bronx City Clerk's Office

Hours: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday
Supreme Court Building
851 Grand Concourse, Room B131
Bronx, NY 10451
Phone: Dail 311

Subway: 161st Street-Yankee Stadium Station on the 4, B, & D lines
Buses: Bx1, Bx6, Bx13
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License Fees:

The fee for a Marriage License is $35 by credit card or money order payable to the City Clerk.

Duration of the Marriage License:

A New York State Marriage License is valid for 60 days (except for active military personnel, for whom the validity runs for 180 days). A Marriage License issued in New York can be used anywhere within New York State but may not be used outside New York State.

Application Procedure:

Listed below are the general steps and rules of the application process.

Required Information:

Listed below is the information you will need to fill out the Marriage License Application:

Proper Identification:

You and your prospective spouse must have proper identification in order to apply for a Marriage License.

Eight forms of identification are accepted. Expired identification is not accepted.

If you do not possess any of the above forms of identification, you may contact the Legal Bureau of the Office of the City Clerk in person or by writing to:

Office of the City Clerk
Legal Bureau
141 Worth Street
New York, NY 10013

Blood Test Not Required:

A blood test is not required to obtain a Marriage License in the State of New York.

Residency Requirement:

You do not have to be a resident of New York.

Previous Marriages:

If previously married, you must show certified documents on how your previous marriage ended.

If a couple is already legally married to one another, and they want to have a second wedding ceremony, and if an officiant requires a marriage license, the couple may apply for a second or subsequent license from the town or city clerk where they were married.

Proxy Marriages:

No.

Cousin Marriages:

Yes.

Common Law Marriages:

No.

Same Sex Marriages:

Yes. The Law will go into effect on July 24.

Name Change Options:

Please carefully consider whether to change your surname.
Learn more about Name Change Options
Learn more about Domestic Relations Law

Duplicate Marriage License:

Under the Age of Eighteen:

If either you or your prospective spouse is under the age of 18 years, you are required to have written parental consent to obtain a Marriage License.

Judicial Waiver


Copy of Certificate of Marriage:

Vital Records Section
New York State Department of Health
P.O. Box 2602
Albany, New York 12220-2602

Please Note: State and county marriage license requirements often change. The above information is for guidance only and should not be regarded as legal advice. Check with the Bronx City Clerk for changes and clarifications in the requirements before you leave home to apply for your marriage license.

To notify us of corrections or additions send an email to update@usmarriagelaws.com.

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