You can only get a Certificate of Non-Impediment in person at the Manhattan City Clerk Office location. You can also begin the application process online. However, the application must be completed in person at the City Clerk Office.
The fee is $15. There is also a fee of $15 for any corrections after it is issued. You can pay by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express) or money order made payable to the City Clerk.
You must provide the following:
- Valid identification
- Proof that you are a New York City resident
- Full name of your future spouse
- Town or city and country where the ceremony will be performed
- A ceremony date or month (must be within six months of getting the Certificate)
The Certificate of Non-Impediment is valid for six months after the Clerk issues it.
You can begin the application process through City Clerk Online. When you submit the application, you will get a confirmation number. Bring your confirmation number along with payment, proper identification, and any additional required documentation to the Manhattan Office of the City Clerk.
Online applications expire after 21 days. If you do not complete the application at the Office of the City Clerk before then, you will need to submit a new application.
Manhattan City Clerk Office
141 Worth Street (between Centre Street and Hamill Place)
New York, NY 10013
Walk-in Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 3:45 PM