Who is eligible to obtain a marriage certificate copy?
The spouses, Other persons who have a: documented judicial or other proper purpose New York State Court Order.
If the applicant is not a spouse, a judicial or other proper purpose must be documented. An example of a judicial or other proper purpose would be a marriage record needed by the applicant to claim a benefit. Documentation would consist of an official letter from the agency verifying that to process the claim they require from the applicant a copy of the requested marriage record.
Identification Requirements - application must be submitted with copies of either A or B:
A. One (1) of the following forms of valid photo-ID:
State issued non-driver photo-ID card
U.S. Military issued photo-ID
B. Two (2) of the following showing the applicant's name and address:
Utility or telephone bills
Letter from a government agency dated within the last six (6) months