How To Get Married at City Hall in New York City

Would you like to have a city hall wedding in New York City? The process is simple for US Citizens and visitors traveling to NYC to get married.

To get married in New York City Hall you are really going to the Office of the City Clerk in New York City. The Office of the City Clerk is located at 141 Worth St. New York, NY in Manhattan. This City Hall wedding office is located in the Marriage Bureau in the Office of the City Clerk.

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U.S. citizens and visitors to New York City getting married at city hall in New York City simply need to go to the Office of the City Clerk, apply for a license and wait the mandatory 24 hour waiting period before returning to the Clerk’s Office for the wedding. The license if valid for 60 days so you don’t need to get married immediately after you receive your marriage license.

Manhattan Office
Marriage Bureau Hours: 8:30 am to 3:45 pm, Monday through Friday
Lobbying Bureau Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday Through Friday
(Walk-in hours until 3:45pm)
141 Worth Street
New York, NY 10013

Same Sex Marriage Information

“On June 24, 2011, the New York State Legislature passed the Marriage Equality Act which was signed into law by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo the same day. This new law took effect on July 24, 2011. Since that date the New York City Clerk has been issuing marriage licenses and providing civil marriage ceremonies to same-sex couples. State law generally requires couples to wait 24 hours after receiving a license before they can be married.”

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