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Auburn Marriage License

Auburn
Cayuga County

Marriage License Issuing Office
Memorial City Hall
24 South St., 1st Flr.
Auburn, New York 13021
Ph: 315.255.4100
Fx: 315.255.4181
8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. / M – F

(except for Court Approved Holidays)



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Application:

If your plans are to be married in New York State, you may obtain your marriage license at any town or city clerk offices in New York State.

  • So that we may serve each customer efficiently, Marriage Licenses are issued by appointment only. Please Call 315.255.4100 to schedule an appointment.

  • All persons who intend to get married in New York State must obtain a marriage license.

  • Both you and your intended spouse must appear parties must appear at the office of the City of Auburn Clerk in person, together and at the same time to obtain a marriage license.

  • The marriage license fee at the City of Auburn Clerk's Office is $40. Acceptable forms of payment are cash or checks. For guidance on additional methods of payment, please call ahead.

  • It is important that you verify all information with the City of Auburn Clerk's Office before making any wedding or travel plans.


Application Requirements:

Listed below is the information you will need to fill out the Marriage License Application:

  • The application is an affidavit where you and your prospective spouse must list your name; current address; city, state, ZIP code and country; country of birth; date of birth; name and country of birth of your parents; Social Security number; and marital history.

  • When you sign the affidavit, you are making a sworn statement that there are no legal impediments to the marriage.

  • If you were married before, you must list all prior marriages. You must include your previous spouse’s full name; the date the divorce decree was granted; and the city, state, and country where the divorce was issued.

  • All divorces, annulments, and dissolutions must be finalized before you apply for a new Marriage License.

  • You may be asked to produce the final divorce decree.

  • If your spouse is deceased, you must provide such spouse’s full name and date of death.


ID Requirement in New York:

Eight forms of identification are accepted. Expired identification is not accepted.

  • Driver License with photograph (from the United States of America or any of its territories)

  • Non-Driver Identification Card with photograph (from the United States of America or any of its territories)

  • Learner Permit with photograph (from the United States of America or any of its territories)

  • Active United States Military Identification Card

  • Passport

  • United States Certificate of Naturalization (good for 10 years after date of issue)

  • United States Permanent Resident Card

  • United States Employment Authorization Card


Residency Requirement:

You do not need to be a New York State resident to marry in Auburn.


Waiting Period in New York:

Yes. Once a license is issued, there is a 24-hour waiting period before your wedding ceremony can be performed.

If you and your prospective spouse must marry before the 24 hour waiting period is over, you can request a Judicial Waiver from the County Clerk in the county or borough where you obtained your Marriage License.

When both applicants are 16 years of age or older, the 24-hour waiting period may be waived by an order of a justice of the Supreme Court or a judge of the County Court of the county or borough which either of the applicants resides.

If either person is under 16 years of age, the order must be from the Family Court judge of the county or borough in which the person under 16 years of age resides.


Previous Marriages: Search Divorce Records

  • If you were married before, you must list all prior marriages. You must include your previous spouse's full name; the date the divorce decree was granted; and the city, state, and country where the divorce was issued.

  • All divorces, annulments, and dissolutions must be finalized before you apply for a new Marriage License.

  • You may be asked to produce the final divorce decree.

  • If your spouse is deceased, you must provide such spouse's full name and date of death.


Marriage License Fee in Auburn:

The fee for a marriage license is $40. Preferred method of payment is by cash or checks. For guidance on additional methods of payment, please call ahead.

This fee includes the issuance of a Certificate of Marriage Registration. This certificate is automatically sent by the issuing clerk to the applicants within 15 days after the completed license is returned by the officiant (person who performs the marriage ceremony). It serves as notice that a record of the marriage is on file. Couples who do not receive a Certificate of Marriage Registration within four weeks of the wedding should contact the City of Auburn Clerk's Office who issued the license.


Blood test in New York:

No premarital examination or blood test is required to obtain a marriage license in New York State.


Name Change:

Getting a marriage license with your new name on it does not mean your name has automatically changed. If you need to change your last name, you can use an online marriage name change kit.


Under 18:

If either you or your prospective spouse is under the age of 18 years, you are required to have written parental consent to obtain a Marriage License.

  • original or certified copy of birth certificate,
  • baptismal record,
  • passport,
  • driver license,
  • naturalization record, or
  • court records.
  • Both of your parents must be present to consent and have proper identification at the time of application for the Marriage License and at the Marriage Ceremony if the ceremony is performed in Office of the Clerk.
  • If one parent is deceased, the surviving parent must appear and a death certificate for the deceased parent must be produced.
  • If both parents are deceased, the legal guardian must appear instead.
  • If either prospective spouse is under the age of sixteen years, in addition to parental consent, the written approval of a Judge of the Supreme Court or Family Court is needed.
  • A person under the age of fourteen years cannot be married.

  • Proof of Age and Identity:

    A person is required to establish proof of age and identity by submitting to the issuing clerk one of the following age related documents:

    1. Birth Certificate
    2. Baptismal record
    3. Naturalization record
    4. Census record

    And one of the following identity related documents:

    1. Driver's license
    2. Passport
    3. Employment picture ID
    4. Immigration record


    Judicial Waiver:

    • A 24 hour waiting period after you and your prospective spouse to obtain your license is required by New York State Law.

    • In the event that you and your prospective spouse must marry before the 24 hour waiting period is over, you can request permission from a Judge to waive this requirement.

    • You can request a Judicial Waiver from the County Clerk in the county or borough where you obtained your Marriage License.

    • There is no fee to obtain a Judicial Waiver.

    • Give the Judicial Waiver to your Marriage Officiant to enable them to perform the ceremony within the 24 hour waiting period.

    • The Marriage Officiant must attach the Judicial Waiver when returning the Marriage License to the Clerk’s office.


    Proxy Marriages:

    No. Proxy marriage is not permitted in New York, so no other party may apply on behalf of either spouse.


    Cousin Marriages:

    Yes.


    Common Law Marriages:

    No.


    Same-sex marriage in the state of New York became legal on July 24, 2011, under the Marriage Equality Act, which was passed by the New York State Legislature on June 24, 2011 and signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo on the same day. The Marriage Equality Act does not have a residency restriction, as some other states do, and allows religious organizations to decline to officiate same-sex wedding ceremonies.


    License Validity Time:

    • Marriage licenses are valid for 60 days from the date of issuance.
    • 180 days for active military personnel.
    • A Marriage License issued in New York can be used anywhere within New York State but may not be used outside New York State.


    Copy of Certificate of Marriage:

    If you obtained your Marriage License from a town or city clerk outside of the five boroughs of New York City, please contact the New York State Department of Health in Albany.


    Please Note: State and county marriage license requirements often change. The above information is for guidance only and should not be regarded as legal advice. Additional information can be found on the City of Auburn website.