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 this 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 and the 24-hour waiting period 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 present photo ID (drivers license or passport), Social Security card and their birth certificate with a seal listing parents name on certificate. Both applicants must appear in person. Marriage license applicants whose previous marriage(s) ended in divorce, annulment or death of a 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. Blood tests are no longer required.
The fee for obtaining a New York State Marriage License is $35 payable by cash, check or money order to the Groveland Town Clerk . Additional Certified Transcripts of Marriage are available for $10 per copy. (click here for the application)
Licenses are issued by the Groveland Town Clerk's during regular office hours. After hours appointments may be scheduled upon request.