The Town Clerk is responsible for issuing a New York State Marriage License to qualified applicants as well as recording the marriage with the New York State Department of Health. The marriage record is on file in the clerk’s office and in Albany.
Licenses to marry in New York State may be obtained from the Town Clerk's office regardless of the residence of either of the parties. Once the license is issued you must endure a 24-hour waiting period. After those 24 hours has passed the ceremony must be performed within 60 days, and can be performed anywhere in New York State.
In order to obtain a marriage license, the applicants must:
- Both applicants must appear in person
- Present valid photo ID (driver's license or passport)
- Social security card
- Their birth certificate with a seal listing parents name
- Marriage license applicants whose previous marriage(s) ended in divorce, annulment or death of spouse, must provide proof of dissolution of all previous marriage(s) by presenting a certified copy of divorce or annulment decrees and/or a certified copy of a death certificate for each previous marriage.
The cost of a New York State Marriage License is $35.00 and Certified Transcripts of Marriage are available for $10.00 per copy. (Cash or Check payable to: Nunda Town Clerk)
Applications are available from the Town Clerk's office or by filling out this form.
Licenses are issued by the Nunda Town Clerk during regular office hours.