If you will be married in New York State, you may obtain your marriage license at any town or city clerk offices in New York State.
The City of Ithaca issues marriage licenses between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m, Monday through Friday.
Both parties need to be present to obtain a marriage license and each person needs to bring2 forms of identification. One form of identification from each of the following categories is required:
Proof of age: original or certified copy of birth certificate (with raised seal on it), baptismal record, naturalization record, or census record
Proof of identity: current driver's license, current passport, current employment picture I.D., or immigration record.
You will also be asked for your Social Security number but you do not need to bring your Social Security card if you have memorized the number.
PLEASE NOTE: These requirements are set by New York State to verify identity and protect people from identity theft. Our office acts as an Agent for the New York State Department of Health in issuing marriage licenses and as such, we follow the regulations they set.
Both parties must be 18 years old or older
If either party has been married before, they must present copies of their divorce or annulment papers.
There is a $40 license fee payable upon the issuance of the license. The City of Ithaca Clerk's Office accepts cash or checks for payment
Once a license is issued, there is a 24-hour waiting period before your wedding ceremony can be performed