The process of obtaining a marriage license in the Town Clerk's office takes about 15 minutes. An appointment is necessary. The cost is $40 (cash, check payable to Town of Perinton, or credit card with processing fee). We are open for licensing, by appointment, Monday - Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (except holidays).
Couples wishing to obtain a marriage license may do so up to 60 days in advance of their wedding date; it must be obtained at least 24 hours before the wedding. Both parties must sign in person before the clerk.
A person is required to establish proof of age and identity by submitting to the issuing clerk one of the following age related documents:
- Birth Certificate
- Baptismal Record
- Naturalization Record
- Census Record
AND one of the following identity related documents:
- Driver's license
- Employment picture ID
- Immigration Record
For previous marriages, the applicant must provide a copy of the final divorce decree showing that the divorce has been filed (usually a stamp on the first or last page which says "Filed" and the date). If there have been previous divorces, the applicant must provide the date those marriages ended. If a marriage ended due to spousal death that date must be provided.
The surname (last name) to be used after marriage is required for the marriage license application. Please be prepared to provide this information at your appointment. Also, please be aware that a marriage license cannot be modified or changed after it is issued.
To schedule an appointment, call our Town Clerk's office (585.223.0770).
For more information please visit the New York State Department of Health website.
OBTAINING COPIES OF CERTIFIED MARRIAGE TRANSCRIPTS:
- Call our Town Clerk's office (585.223.0770) to verify that we have issued the license & have it on file.
- Provide a copy of your ID, (if by mail) a short note requesting the transcript, including the date, names, etc. & $10 check (payable to Town of Perinton).
- Mail request to Perinton Town Clerk, 1350 Turk Hill Rd, Fairport, NY 14450
- We will process when received, & provide to you by USPS or in person.