A couple who intends to be married in New York State must apply in person for a marriage license to any Town or City Clerk in the State.
If you would like to apply for a marriage license at the North Castle Town Clerk's Office, please call the Office at 914-273-3000, ext. 42, in advance to schedule an appointment.
Although the license is issued immediately, the marriage ceremony may not take place for 24 hours, but the license is then valid for 60 days. Original or certified copies of birth certificates and current photo ID are required. Information regarding any previous marriages must be furnished, as well as the Decree of Divorce with filing date for the most recent marriage. The cost of the license is $40 which can be paid in cash, check or credit card.
More information about Getting Married in New York State is available on the NYS Department of Health website.
To obtain a certified transcript or certified copy of a marriage record for a license which was issued at the North Castle Town Clerk's Office, you must be a spouse or another person who has a documented judicial or other proper purpose or a New York State Court Order. If you are not a spouse, you must document a judicial or other proper purpose. For example, you may need a marriage certificate to claim a benefit. You would need an official letter from the agency saying that you need the marriage record to process the claim.
- If applying through the mail, complete the Application Form, have your signature notarized on the form, and include a copy of your photo ID along with the fee of $10 per copy, check made payable to Town of North Castle.
- If applying for a record in person at the North Castle Town Clerk's Office, please bring photo ID along with the completed form.
The Town provides uncertified copies of Marriage certificates, if on file for at least 50 years and both spouses are known to be deceased, for genealogy research purposes. All requests must be submitted in writing and include payment of the applicable statutory fee. Mail the Genealogical Application Form, include the fee which starts at $22 as detailed in the Fee Schedule on form, with check made payble to Town of North Castle, to Town Clerk's Office, 15 Bedford Road, Armonk, NY 10504.