Marriage Licenses

If you intend to be married in New York State you must apply in person for a marriage license to any town or city clerk in the State.  (Different rules apply to New York City.)

 

Fee: $40.00 (includes your marriage certificate)

 

Waiting Period: 24 hours from time license is issued.

 

Expires: 60 days, beginning the day after license is issued. (Extended to 180 days for active duty military)

 

Required Documentation: Birth Certificate; picture identification; copies of all divorce decrees.

 

Replacement of lost marriage certificate: Replacements are made by the clerk in the town or city where you bought your license.  The fee is $10.00 when requesting a copy from the Groton Town Clerk.  If you do not know where your license was issued you may have to apply to the New York State Department of Health for a copy.  The cost of a copy from the State usually costs more than one from your Town Clerk.

 

Form to request a copy of your marriage certificate from Groton Clerk

 

Request a copy of your marriage certificate from the New York State   Department of Health

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