Coronavirus (COVID-19) Alert
City Clerk offices are open by appointment only. Offices are not providing walk-in services.
Schedule an appointment through the Project Cupid website at nyc.gov/cupid. New appointments open up weekly and you should regularly check the Project Cupid website for new availability.
You can also contact the City Clerk online for more information and assistance.
Contact the City Clerk.
Marriage Licenses and Ceremonies
Through the Project Cupid website, you and your future spouse can schedule an:
- In-person or virtual marriage license appointment
- In-person marriage ceremony
Virtual marriage ceremonies are no longer available.
Project Cupid allows couples to schedule and attend a virtual appointment with the City Clerk’s Office, upload required documents for the license, and submit the signed license after completing the marriage ceremony. Couples must be together physically for their virtual appointment.
If you're experiencing issues with the website, you can contact the City Clerk online.
Report a problem with a marriage license.
The Office of the City Clerk performs marriage ceremonies throughout the day in all five City Clerk borough offices. You, your prospective spouse, and witness should arrive between 8:30 AM and 3:15 PM, Monday through Friday. The cost is $25, payable by credit/debit card or money order.
To get married at the City Clerk's Office, you must bring all of the following:
- A valid New York State Marriage License
- At least one witness over the age of 18
- Credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express), debit card (Visa, MasterCard), or money order of $25, payable to the City Clerk
You, your prospective spouse, and at least one witness must bring the same type of photo identification that was used to obtain the Marriage License.
If you or your prospective spouse is under the age of 18, the parents of both you and your prospective spouse must be present and have proper identification.
In Manhattan, there can be no more than 10 attendees, including you and your prospective spouse. In all other boroughs, there can be no more than 5 attendees, including you and your prospective spouse.
Once the civil marriage ceremony is complete, you will get a Marriage Certificate on that same day.
You can get more information from the Office of the City Clerk.
Learn more about civil marriage ceremonies.