You can request a copy of a marriage record online, by mail, or in person. If you submit your request online, you must still complete the application by mail or in person.
The fee for a domestic marriage record (short certificate) is $15 and $10 for each additional copy. The fee for a marriage record for foreign use (extended certificate) is $35 for the first copy and $30 for each additional copy. This fee includes the search, certification, and hand signature with a raised seal.
If you also need an Apostille (gold seal) on your extended certificate for foreign use, visit the Apostille Document Authentication page to learn more.
After submission, you will receive a confirmation number. To complete the application, bring or mail all required documentation along with payment to the City Clerk's Office.
Request a copy of a marriage record from 1950 to the present.
To request a record from 1950 to 1995, you must go to the Manhattan City Clerk's Office, Record Room Division, located at 141 Worth Street (between Centre Street and Hamill Place).
To request a record from 1996 to present, you can go to any City Clerk borough office.
You can pay by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express), debit card (Visa, MasterCard), or money order made payable to the City Clerk. You will receive your marriage record on the same day if all documentation is presented.
Submit payment and all required documentation along with valid identification to:
City Clerk of New York
141 Worth Street
New York, NY 10013
Attn: Record Room
You can pay by United States postal money order or money order/certified check made payable to "The City Clerk of New York." You will receive your marriage record in 4 to 6 weeks.