- Departments & Services
- City Clerk
- Marriage Licenses
Marriage licenses are obtained by appointment only. For more information, please call 585-337-2169.
Visit New York State Department of Health website for full detailed information on getting married in New York State.
Once you have secured an appointment with the City of Canandaigua, please complete the form below;
- Both parties must be present to apply for the marriage license
- Both parties must be at least 18 years of age (if under the age of 18, a consent form must be signed and notarized by both parents of the individual who is under the age of 18. Visit the New York State Department of Health website for more information.
- Original birth certificates with a raised seal
- Photo identification (driver's license or a passport is acceptable)
- Social security number
- If previously married, original divorce degree(s) or original annulment papers signed by a judge must be presented for the last marriage ending in a divorce or annulment.
- If previously married and the spouse is now deceased, a certified copy of the death certificate must be presented.
The license must be applied for a minimum of 24 hours prior to the ceremony and is valid for 60 days. The fee is $40 and can be paid by cash, check or credit card (with a 3% fee). Please contact officiants for availability and rates.
- Getting Married in New York State (PDF) is a brief pamphlet from the New York State Department of Health. It answers frequently asked questions about getting married in New York State.
- View the Marriage License Form (XLS)
- View the Marriage License Form (PDF)