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Step 1: Bride/Groom/Spouse A-Info Step 2: Bride/Groom/Spouse A-Marriage Step 3: Bride/Groom/Spouse B-Info Step 4: Bride/Groom/Spouse B-Marriage Step 5: Mail To Step 6: Preview/Edit
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To proceed to the next step, click the "Next" button. At any time, you may return to a previous step by clicking the "Back" button. If you wish to cancel the application at any time, click the "Cancel Application" button at the bottom of the screen.

For complete information on obtaining a Marriage License, visit the Marriage Bureau section of the Office of the City Clerk Web site.
Step 1: Bride/Groom/Spouse A - Info
Personal Information
Surname:
First Name:
Middle Name (Optional):
Yes, I will have a new surname:
New Surname:
Phone Number (Optional):
Ethnicity (Optional):
Gender (Optional):
Date of Birth (MM/DD/YYYY):
Occupation:
Are you on active U.S. military duty? No Yes
Current Place of residence
Street Address:
Apartment Number (If applicable):
Country:
City:
State:
ZIP/Postal Code:
Place of Birth
Country:
City:
State:
Father/Parent
Surname:
Surname Prior to Marriage (If applicable):
First Name:
Country of Birth:
State of Birth:
Mother/Parent
Surname:
Surname Prior to Marriage (If applicable):
First Name:
Country of Birth:
State of Birth:
Help - Personal Information:
 
Surname:
The Bride/Groom/Spouse A's last name. If there is only one legal name, you may enter it in either the "Surname" or "First Name" fields.
New Surname Explanation:
"New York State Law permits you to change your last name (surname) as a result of getting married. This law does not permit you to change your first name or middle name through marriage.

View the exact language of the Domestic Relations Law of the State of New York.

Learn more about name change options.

Decision to change name when getting married
Your surname does not change automatically upon marriage unless you elect to change it. Nothing in the law requires you to change your name when getting married; it is your personal choice. You are not required to have the same surname as your spouse.

Name change procedure and options
Either you or your prospective spouse may elect to change your surname by entering the new surname in the appropriate space on the application. The new name entered must consist of one these four surname options:
Option 1: the surname of either spouse; or
Option 2: any former surname of either spouse; or
Option 3: a name combining into a single surname, all or a segment of, the premarriage surname, or any former surname, of each spouse; or
Option 4: a combination surname separated by a hyphen, provided that each part of such combination surname is the premarriage surname, or any former surname, of each of the spouses.

When a name change takes effect
Should you elect to change your surname, the change takes effect immediately upon the completion of your Marriage Ceremony.

Legal implications of this option
The use of the name change option will provide you with a record that you elected to change your surname through marriage.

Your Marriage Certificate constitutes proof that the use of the new surname or the retention of the former name is lawful.

Neither the use of, nor the failure to use, this option of selecting a new surname through the use of the Marriage License application affects your right to adopt a different surname through usage at some future date.

Right to adopt any name
New York Law states that you have the right to adopt any name you wish simply by using that name consistently and without intent to defraud."
New Surname:
The Bride/Groom/Spouse A's new last name
Ethnicity (Optional):
The ethnic group to which the groom most strongly identifies
Date of Birth:
If either you or your prospective spouse is under the age of 18 years, you are required to have written parental consent to obtain a Marriage License and you may not apply for a Marriage License online.
Learn more about getting married if you are under the age of 18 years.
Miltary Duty:
A New York State Marriage License is valid for 60 days, except for active military personnel, for whom the validity runs for 180 days upon proof of active military duty.
Help - Current Place of Residence:
 
Apartment Number (If applicable):
If you have an apartment number, please provide it.
Help - Father/Parent:
 
FATHER/PARENT:
New York State Law requires the collection of this information.
Surname:
The Bride/Groom/Spouse A's Father/Parent's last name. If there is only one legal name, you may enter it in either the "Surname" or "First Name" fields.
Surname Prior to Marriage:
The Bride/Groom/Spouse A's father/parent's pre-marriage last name.
State of Birth:
State only needed if Country selected is United States.
Help - Mother/Parent:
 
MOTHER/PARENT:
New York State Law requires the collection of this information.
Surname:
The Bride/Groom/Spouse A's Mother/Parent's last name. If there is only one legal name, you may enter it in either the "Surname" or "First Name" fields.
Surname Prior to Marriage:
The Bride/Groom/Spouse A's mother/parent's pre-marriage last name.
State of Birth:
State only needed if Country selected is United States.