It's easy to get married at the Falls. Go to any city clerk or town clerk's office in New York State (including the City Clerk's Office at 745 Main Street at Cedar Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY (716-286-4396), which issue marriage licenses Monday to Friday (except for holidays) from 8 am to 3:30 pm.
The fee is $40. Both parties to the license must appear together before the clerk and present at least one form of official photo identification, such as a driver¹s license. If you have been divorced, you must show the clerk a certified copy of the most recent divorce decree issued by the court.
There is no blood test or medical exam required. The clerk will hand you the marriage license, which can be used for 60 days after a 24-hour waiting period. You must give the marriage license to the minister before the ceremony.
Waiting Period: 24 hours from time of purchase.
License Valid: 60 days from issue date.
License Cost: $40.00
Locations: Must apply in person, to any town or city clerk in New York State.
Niagara Falls City Clerk¹s Office:
745 Main Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14302
Monday - Friday 9:00am-3:30pm
Identification Required: A person is required to establish proof of ages and identity by submitting to the issuing clerk:
One of the following age-related documents
1. Birth Certificate
2. Baptismal Record
3. Naturalization Record
4. Census Record
One of the following identity-related documents:
1. Driver's License
3. Employment picture ID
4. Immigration Record
Information regarding previous marriages must be furnished in the applications for a marriage license. This includes whether the former spouse or spouses are living, and whether the applicants are divorced and, if so, when where and against whom the divorce or divorces were granted. A certified copy of the Decree of Divorce or a Certificate of Dissolution of Marriage may be required by the clerk issuing the marriage license.
Officiants Who Perform Wedding Ceremonies:
(See our Wedding Services page also.)
Niagara Falls City Clerk:
745 Main St.,
Niagara Falls, NY 14302
Town of Lewiston:
Justice Thomas J. Sheeran
(716) 754-8216 / (716) 282-7205
Justice Hugh Gee
Town of Niagara:
Justice John P. Teixeira
(716) 297-2193 (home)
Justice James J. Faso
Niagara Falls City Court Judges:
Call (716) 286-4513 for availability
Town of Newfane Officiant:
Margo Sue Bittner (716) 778- 7001