Marriage License

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Couples wishing to obtain a marriage license may do so up to 60 days in advance of their wedding date. It is necessary that the license be obtained at least 24 hours before the wedding is to take place. Both parties must sign in person before the clerk.

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

If either of the couple has been married before, and that marriage ended in divorce, he or she must bring with them a copy of the final divorce decree which shows that the divorce has been filed (usually a stamp on the first or last page which says "Filed" and the date). If there have been previous divorces it is necessary for the individual to know the date those marriages ended. If a marriage ended because of the death of a spouse we will need to know the date of the death. 

The process of obtaining a marriage license takes about 15 minutes. The cost is $40 payable in cash or check made out to Town of Perinton. The Clerk's office is open for marriage licensing Monday - Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (except holidays) and appointments are necessary.

The surname (last name) that you plan to use after marriage is required for the marriage license application.  Please be prepared to provide this information at your appointment.  Also, please be aware that a marriage license cannot be modified or changed after it is issued.

For further information and to schedule an appointment, please call the Town Clerk's office at 223-0770.

For more information please visit the New York State Department of Health website.