Legal age for marriage is 18 years for both men and women. If 16 or 17 years old
then parental consent is required.
At least one witness is required.
You must wait 24 hours after obtaining a marriage licence before the ceremony can be performed.
In New York State you both need to apply in person at the City or County Clerk’s
Office for a licence, which is issued on the same day and is valid for 60 days.
Your wedding planner will usually help you to arrange an appointment to apply for the licence.
Valid photo identification, e.g. passport.
If you have been divorced then the final divorce papers may be required to be shown.
If you are widowed then the death certificate of your previous spouse may be required to be shown.
The City Clerk, Clerk of the Council
141 Worth Street,
New York, NY 10013
Tel:+1 212 639 9675
Open: Mon to Fri 8:30am to 3:45pm