Marriage Licenses

Please note that marriage licenses are only valid for use in New York State. The license is valid after 24 hours and good for 60 days. 


The fee is $40, payable by cash, card or money order.

How to Obtain

Couples must apply for a marriage license in person at the Office of the City Clerk, Room 104 weekdays by appointment and only for Westchester County residents, no walk-ins allowed. For an appointment please call 914-665-2348. If you are more than 10 minutes late for your appointment it will be rescheduled to avoid conflicts with social distancing policies. If you do not speak English please bring a translator with you.

Required Documentation

Both parties must provide the following documents:

  1. Valid Government Issued Photo Identification (Choose any one of the following):
    • Current Driver’s License (U.S. only)
    • Current State-issued Non-Driver’s I.D.
    • Valid Passport
    • Original Naturalization Papers
    • U.S. Military I.D.
  2. Certified (raised seal) Long Form (one with parents’ names) Birth Certificate. If the form is in a foreign language, a certified English translation must accompany the original.) If it is a digital certified copy, all pages must be printed out before you come.
  3. Proof of current address (e.g.-lease, utility bill, or other correspondence)
  4. If this is not the first marriage, certified copies of all divorces/annulments/death documents must be supplied. If it is a digital certified copy, all pages must be printed out before you come. 

A Social Security Card is no longer a required document.

Foreign Language Documents
Any documents in a foreign language must be translated into English by a Certified Translator.

Failure to provide required documents may result in delay or denial of your application.

One - Day Marriage Officiant License

As of March 28, 2023, any person eighteen years old and over can solemnize a Marriage Ceremony in New York State after obtaining a One-Day Marriage Officiant License from the Office of the City Clerk. A One-Day Marriage Officiant does not have to be a resident of New York State. Please click on the appropriate links below for detailed information and application. Please call 914-665-2348 to make an appointment for processing.

One-Day Marriage Officiant License Information and Application in English (click here)

Uno- Dia del matrimonio , La informacion de la licencia del oficiante y aplicaccion en Espanol (precione aqui)

Contact Us

If you have additional questions, please phone the Office of the Mount Vernon City Clerk at 914-665-2348 during  business hours.

How to Obtain a Copy of a Marriage License

Who Is Eligible?

Spouses listed on marriage license or a New York State Court Order 


Please view the Request for Marriage Certification (PDF). Please note that this form must be notarized; driver license copies will no longer be accepted.

Certified Copy of Marriage License for Dual Citizenship

Genealogy Request for Marriage License -  (1921 to Present)

Genealogy Request for Marriage License 1880 - 1920

Application to NYS for Marriage Licenses not in Mount Vernon

Application for Marriage Correction (Marriages Prior to 2021)

Application for Marriage Correction (Marriages 2020 to Present)