You must register with the Office of the City Clerk to perform a marriage ceremony in New York City. You can start the process online and complete it by mail.

1. Visit the City Clerk Online.
2. Submit a Marriage Officiant Registration Application.
3. Print your application.
4. Get your signature notarized.
5. Gather the rest of your application package, which includes:

  • Your confirmation number
  • The $15 registration fee. You can pay with a Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express credit or debit card. You can also pay with a money order made out to the Office of the City Clerk. 
  • Proper identification
  • Any additional required documentation

6. Mail everything to:
    Manhattan Office of the City Clerk
    141 Worth Street
    New York, NY 10013

To learn more, including who can register and what documents are required, follow up online or by phone.


Learn more about marriage officiant registration.

By Phone

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for help.

You can check if a Marriage Officiant is registered with the Office of the City Clerk.

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for help.

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