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NY Dom. Rel. Law § 11-D

Basics of the Law (link to full text)

  • Officiant must be eighteen years of age or over and need NOT be a resident of the town or city to which they apply or a resident of the state
  • Authority to solemnize a marriage anywhere in the state
  • Licensee MUST apply for such license in the same town or city clerk’s office as the couple to be married. Such applicant shall not be required to personally appear
  • Fee of twenty-five dollars ($25) Submit payment to Cheektowaga Town Clerk, 3301 Broadway St, Cheektowaga, NY 14227. Your certificate will be emailed to you once payment is received or pay via credit/debit card or e-check (convenience fees apply)
  • Application requires:
    • the following information of the applicant: name, date of birth, address, email address and telephone number
    • the following information of the parties to be married: names, dates of birth, and addresses as they appear on the application for a marriage license
  • License shall only be valid for the parties stated on the application
  • License shall expire upon the earlier of either completion of such solemnization or the expiration of the marriage license
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