HOW TO APPLY FOR A MARRIAGE LICENSE IN NEW YORK STATE AT THE SODUS TOWN CLERK'S OFFICE:
Please fill out "MARRIAGE WORKSHEET" (ATTACHED BELOW) with full names and all information as it is listed EXACTLY on your documentation and bring in with you when you apply for your license.
PROOF OF AGE AND IDENTITY:
1. Long Form Birth Certificate issued by the Vital Registrar or Dept. of Health
2. Baptismal Record
3. Naturalization Record
ONE OF THE FOLLOWING IDENTITY-RELATED DOCUMENTS:
1. Valid Drivers License or Non Drivers ID
2. Valid Passport
Valid Employment Picture ID
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS:
1. Social Security Card
2. Past Income Tax Forms
3. Any document providing proof of your entire Social Security Number on the form
NOTE: Social Security Numbers of the applicants are mandatory. They are required by NY State Domestic Relations Law Section 15 and 42 U.S.C. 666(a). They may be used for child support enforcement purposes.
PREVIOUS MARRIAGE(S) DOCUMENTATION:
1. All previous divorce decrees
2. Certified Death Certificate
Note: We accept Cash, Check's , Money Order's, Credit Cards, and Debit Cards
Note: Credit and Debit Cards will be charge $1.75 fee in addition to the $40.00
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.
HOW LONG IS THE LICENSE VALID:
A marriage license is valid for 60 days, beginning the day after it is issued.
AGE REQUIREMENT TO APPLY FOR MARRIAGE LICENSE:
The age of consent is now 18 years old, or 17 with either parental or judicial consent would be necessary.
(Please contact the Sodus Town Clerk's Office with questions)
WHO CAN PERFORM A MARRIAGE CEREMONY:
To be valid, a marriage ceremony must be performed by any of the individuals specified in Section 11 of the NY State Domestic Relations Law. These include:
The person performing the ceremony must be registered with the City of New York in order to perform a ceremony within the New York City limits. The officiant does not have to be a resident of New York State.
Ship Captains are not authorized to perform marriage ceremonies in New York Sate.