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Where can I get copies of my records?

For copies of marriage licenses issued anywhere in New York State except the five (5) boroughs of New York City, a certified copy of the marriage record may be obtained from the office of the town or city clerk who issued the license, or from the New York State Department of Health. The fee is $10 if you obtain a certified copy from the town or city clerk who issued the license.

If applying to the New York State Department of Health, the fee is $30. For a certified copy, write to:

Certification Unit
Vital Records Section
New York State Department of Health
P.O. Box 2602
Albany, New York 12220-2602 

For marriage licenses issued in New York City, do not apply to the New York State Department of Health. For an application, current fees and ordering information contact the City Clerk of New York at (212) 669-2400 or visit their web site at New York City Marriage Bureau.

You can also write them at:

New York City marriage records from 1930 to 1995 can be obtained solely from the Manhattan Office.

Municipal Building
1 Centre Street, Room 252 South
New York, New York 10007

Borough Hall Building 120-55 Queens Boulevard
Kew Gardens, New York 11424

Supreme Court Building
851 Grand Concourse
New York, New York 10451

Borough Hall Building
10 Richmond Terrace, 3rd Floor, Room 311
Staten Island, New York 10301

Municipal Building
210 Joralemon Street, 2nd Floor, Room 205
Brooklyn, New York 11201