Requirements for a Marriage License in Smithtown
All persons applying for a marriage license at the Smithtown Town Clerk's Office are required to establish proof of age and identity by providing one of the following age-related documents:
- Birth Certificate (hospital issued certificates and copies are not acceptable)
- Baptismal Record, including date, place of birth, and parents' names (copies are not acceptable)
- Naturalization Record (original document only).
And one of the following identity related documents:
- Driver's License / Non-Driver's ID (expired ID is not acceptable)
- Employment Photo ID
- Immigration Record
- Military ID
All applicants must provide their social security number.
ADDITIONAL Requirements If Previously Married
Applicants who were previously married must provide proof of how all marriages ended whether divorced, annulled or by death. The following is a list of acceptable documents:
- Death Certificate (copies are not acceptable)
- Judgement Of Divorce
- State or Court Annulment
The applicants must apply together. You will receive your license the same day. The first 24 hours, after issuance of the license, are a waiting period. The marriage license is valid for 60 days after that waiting period has ended.
Note: Documents that are not in English must be translated by a certified translating company. Translations done by a Notary Public or by an on-line translating service will not be accepted. For those born in Puerto Rico, we cannot accept a birth certificate that was issued prior to July 1, 2010. The Puerto Rican government, the U.S. Department of State and the Department of Homeland Security collaborated on creating a new law to stop fraudulent use of documents. You can obtain further information and apply for a new birth certificate at the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration .
The fee for a marriage license is $40.
Please see the following list of officiants (PDF) who can perform marriages.
More information on Getting Married in New York State.
Please see the following list of certified translating companies (PDF).