Marriage Licenses and Certificates

  Marriage Licenses
A New York Marriage License allows you to marry anywhere within New York State
Marriage Licenses are issued by Appointment to
Niskayuna Town Residents Only:
Call the Town Clerk's Office at (518) 386-4510
To make arrangements for obtaining a Marriage License
Required Documents: 
*Current Driver's License
*Certified Copy of Birth Certificate
(If born outside of the US a Translated Certified Copy of Birth Certificate is required)
*Divorce or Annulment - Certified Court Papers for any Former Marriages
*Death Certificate if prior spouse is deceased
Fee: $40.00
Obtain within 60 Days of Ceremony
There is a 24 Hour Waiting Period
Both Parties Must be Present
Call the Town Clerk's Office at (518) 386-4510
Marriage license application form.

Marriage Certificates

Marriage Certificates are available through the Niskayuna Town Clerk only when the original Marriage License was purchased here. The Town Clerk Office is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Two ways to obtain your marriage certificate (only available to the husband and wife on the certificate):

In Person
You must have IDENTIFICATION:  Driver's License, Passport or Dept of Motor Vehicle Non-Driver ID only. There is a $10.00 fee. We do not accept personal checks.
Directions to Niskayuna Town Hall

By Mail
Fill out an application and mail along with a copy of your Identification and a $10.00 money order (no personal checks) to Town Clerk, One Niskayuna Circle, Niskayuna, NY 12309. Please enclose a self addressed, stamped envelope. 

For your convenience, you can process online requests using a credit card through an independent company with which we have partnered in order to provide this service (VitalChek Network, Inc.). The Town of Niskayuna Vital Records does not accept credit cards directly.
VitalChek can be reached through its website, An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for using this service and debit cards and all major credit cards are accepted, including American Express, Discover, Master Card or Visa.
You will be asked to fax your driver's license with signature and date. Once the fax is received, marriage certificates will be sent within the week. Total fee for UPS overnight is $36. Total fee for regular mail is $17. You must choose either form of shipping from the drop down menu on the billing page.  Extra fees will apply for International shipping and weekend overnight shipping.