Coronavirus (COVID-19) Alert
The Manhattan City Clerk office is not providing walk-in services, however marriage license applications and ceremonies are available by appointment only. City Clerk offices in all other boroughs remain closed.
You can also get assistance online.
Contact the City Clerk.
Marriage Licenses and Ceremonies
You and your future spouse can schedule an in-person marriage ceremony or marriage license appointment through the Project Cupid website. The option to schedule a virtual appointment for a marriage license also remains available. Virtual 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.
New appointments open up weekly and you should regularly check the Project Cupid website for new availability.
Learn more at nyc.gov/cupid.
Unused marriage licenses obtained during the emergency period (March 7, 2020 through June 24, 2021) will be valid through August 23, 2021.
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 do not need an appointment. 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 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) 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.