Tompkins County Marriage Licenses

Search for Tompkins County NY marriage license rules and requirements. You can learn how to get a marriage license, a marriage certificate, or marriage records from your local Marriage License Office, Clerk, Health Department, or Town or City Hall.


Caroline Town Clerk 2670 Slaterville Road Slaterville Springs NY 14881 607-539-6400


Caroline Town Hall 2670 Slaterville Road Slaterville Springs NY 14881 607-539-7796

Dryden Town Hall 93 East Main Street Dryden NY 13053 607-844-8888

Dryden Village Clerk 16 South Street Dryden NY 13053 607-844-8122

Freeville Clerk 5 Factory Street Freeville NY 13068 607-844-8301

Groton City Clerk 108 East Cortland Street Groton NY 13073 607-898-3966

Harford Town Clerk 394 New York 38 Dryden NY 13053 607-844-4091

Ithaca City Hall 108 East Green Street Ithaca NY 14850 607-273-1721

Lancing Town Clerk 29 Auburn Road Lansing NY 14882 607-533-4142

Lansing Town Hall 29 Auburn Road Lansing NY 14882 607-533-4776

Newfield Clerk 166 Main Street Newfield Hamlet NY 14867 607-564-9571

Tompkins County Clerk 121 East Court Street Ithaca NY 14850 607-274-5434

Tompkins County Health Department 55 Brown Road Ithaca NY 14850 607-274-6622

Ulysses Town Clerk 10 Elm Street Trumansburg NY 14886 607-387-5767

About Marriage Licenses



Marriage License Application Requirements and Process:

1. Apply where: City, Town, or Borough Clerk's Office

2. Minimum Age: 18, or 16 with parental consent and 14 with a court order

3. Cost/fees: $35-$40

4. Identification: driver's license, state-issued identification, passport, or military identification

5. Blood test / Physical Test: No

6. Residency Requirement: No

7. Witnesses: Yes

8. License Valid: 60 days, or 180 days for military

9. Waiting Period: 24 hours

10. Same-sex marriage: Yes

11. Marriage between cousins: Yes

12. Divorce/Widow: Yes, with disclosure

13. Proxy Marriage: No

14. Common Law Marriage: No

Questions/Answers about Tompkins County Marriage Licenses

What do you have to do to get married?

To get married in New York, both members of the couple must visit a City, Town, or Borough Clerk's Office in person to fill out a marriage license application. You may also begin the paperwork online, but you will have to visit a Clerk's Office to finish the process. You will have to meet certain requirements, provide photo identification, and pay a fee. Once you have received the marriage license, it is valid after 24 hours, and you must perform a marriage ceremony before the license expires. Your officiant will complete the marriage license and submit it to the Clerk's Office to be recorded.

How do I get a marriage license in Tompkins County, New York?

You will need to visit the City, Town, or Borough Clerk's Office to apply for a marriage license. You can also begin the application online. Both members of the couple must show proof of age, provide photo identification, and pay a fee.

How much does it cost to get a marriage license in New York?

In New York City, the marriage license fee is $35. Everywhere else in New York, the fee is $40.

How old do you have to be to get married in Tompkins County?

You must reach the minimum age of 14 to get married in New York. Individuals under the age of 18 can get married with parental consent and/or a court order, depending on their age.