-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Records: New York City (five boroughs) MARRIAGE APPLICATIONS & LICENSES: 1930 to the present A complete City Clerk record has three parts; (1.) Both the prospective bride and groom must appear together in person to apply. -The application must be completed in our offices. -The application consists of an *affidavit wherein the applicants list various personal details; name, address, birth place, date of birth, social security number, marital history a sworn statement that there are no legal impediments to the marriage. -Applicants who have been married previously: Must list all prior marriages on application. Required to supply their prior spouse's full name Date the divorce was granted Place the divorce was filed and may be asked to produce the final divorce decree. *All divorces, annulments, and dissolutions must be finalized before applying for a new Marriage License. *If you are a widow or widower, you must provide: Deceased spouse's full name and date of death. The Marriage License is generated based on this information. (2) Marriage License, filled out by the City Clerk, permitting the marriage to take place. (3) Certificate and Record of Marriage (also called Marriage Certificate; different from the Department of Health certificate), submitted after the wedding by the clergyman or magistrate who officiated. "A New York State Marriage License is valid for 60 days only and can only be used in the state of New York." The Certificate of Marriage and Record is filled out by the person who was certified to perform the civil ceremony, whether it be a Rabbi, City Clerk, magistrate, or or some other person. City Clerk records more recent than 1929 and indexes more recent than 1951 are located only at the City Clerk's office. Marriage records from 1930 to 1995 can be obtained solely in the Manhattan Office. The City Clerk no longer accepts letters from genealogical societies authorizing researchers to look at the indexes. **Request all three parts of the record.** A copy of the application/affidavit will be made only if you specifically request it. It is possible that the City Clerk will request an additional fee for copying the affidavit. Note that the City Clerk's records often have better information than the Health Department's records, especially for second marriages. Marriage records (since 1930) can be obtained from: City Clerk's Office Municipal Building 1 Centre Street, Room 252 New York, NY 10007 Write "Attention: Marriage Record Unit" in lower left corner of the envelope. Tel.: (212) 669-8898 (212) 669-2400 (recorded information) Fax: (212) 669-3300 Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. http://www.cityclerknyc.com/MarriageBureau/index.htm?RecordRoom.htm Mail in Request Form: http://www.cityclerknyc.com/download/Mail_In_Request_Form.pdf The fee is $15.00 per marriage record from the City Clerk's Office. If visiting in person: (Cross streets: Chambers Street and Brooklyn Bridge) ID Requirements: Photo ID required to enter building. Researchers are not permitted to look at records they order prior to paying for them. ______________________ BRONX office address : 851 Grand Concourse Bronx NY 10451, USA Office Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. _______________________ BROOKLYN office address : 210 Joralemon Street Brooklyn NY 11201, USA Office Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. _______________________ QUEENS office address : 120-55 Queens Blvd Kew Gardens NY 11424, USA Office Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. _______________________ STATEN ISLAND office address : 10 Richmond Terrace Staten Island NY 10301, USA Office Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. A MARRIAGE RECORD BEFORE 1930 They are available only at the NYC MUNICIPAL ARCHIVES RETURN to FHC MARRIAGE GUIDE Main RETURN to VITALS MAIN RETURN to MARRIAGE Main RETURN to BROOKLYN MAIN