A marriage license is valid for 60 calendar days, beginning the day after it is issued.
If the marriage license is issued by a town or city clerk in New York State outside of New York City, it costs .
Notarized marriage license affidavits signed by the applicants cannot be substituted for their personal appearance. Although the marriage license is issued immediately, the marriage ceremony may not take place within 24 hours from the exact time that the license was issued.
The 24-hour waiting period may be waived by a judge or justice of the Supreme Court of New York State or the county judge of the county in which either party to be married resides, or if such party is at least seventeen years of age, the judge of the Family Court of such county.
Each clerk's office sets its own requirements, please check with the office where you plan to purchase your license.
A marriage may not take place in New York State between an ancestor and descendant, siblings (full or half blood), an uncle and niece or nephew or an aunt and niece or nephew, regardless of whether or not these persons are legitimate or illegitimate offspring.
In the case of a timely renewal by an active-status licensee, if the broker DISAPPROVES it, the license has already been renewed and the EMPLOYMENT is severed, as of the date the broker disapproves it.A representative cannot apply for the license on behalf of the applicant.This applies even if the representative has been given a Power of Attorney.The marriage certificate, containing the new name, if any, is proof that the use of the new name, or the retention of the former name, is lawful.The local Social Security Administration office should be contacted so that its records and your social security identification card reflect the name change. To change the name on your NYS driver license or non-driver identification, contact the Department of Motor Vehicles for information.