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The Town of Ulysses is a welcoming, inclusive, and beautiful place to get married.

The first step in a legal marriage is getting a license. Town Clerks issue marriage licenses in New York state.

The Ulysses Clerk's office issues licenses from 8am-3:30pm
Monday through Friday or by appointment. Please plan about 20 minutes for this process.

You and your partner must apply in person together.

Please decide before you arrive if either party will change his or her last name after marriage, as this will be entered on the marriage license. 

Required Documents:

  • birth certificate
  • driver’s license, state ID card or passport
  • proof of dissolution of any former marriages- (divorce decrees or death certificates)

Fee: $40.00

You must wait 24 hours from the time the license is issued before you can get married.

The license will expire 60 days after being issued. (180 days for active duty military members). If you do not get married within 60 days, you will need to repeat the licensing process and pay another $40.

After your marriage ceremony, the officiant (the person who marries you) must complete the bottom half of the license and return it to the clerk's office. The clerk will then submit the information to New York state and issue a marriage certificate to the new couple.


You can find a list of local civil officiants here

For more information, visit the NYS Dept. of Health.
 


Marriage certificate copies:

Copies of your marriage certificate must be reaplced by the clerk in the town or city where you bought your license. The fee is $10. If you do not know where your license was issued, you can apply to New York State for a $30 fee.

In order to get a copy of a marriage certificate (also called a transcript), you must be one of the parties to the marriage, or

  • the license must be over 50 years old;
  • both parties to the license must be deceased;
  • you must be a direct-line descent (i.e. child, grandchild, great grandchild, etc.).
The Town of Ulysses marriage records begin with 1908. If you are looking for historic or genealogic information, you can view Ulysses census information from 1850-1912  through our public portal here.