Marriage licenses are issued Monday through Friday by appointment. It generally takes about 15 minutes to obtain your license. Both parties must be present.
Two forms of identification are required; one being an age related document (birth certificate, baptismal record, or naturalization record) and one being an identity document (driver’s license, passport, employment picture ID, or immigration ID).
If either of the parties are divorced, we will need to see divorce papers for each and every divorce including judgements of divorce. If either parties’ spouses are deceased, we need to see a death certificate for date of death. The marriage license is valid 24 hours after it is issued and is only valid for sixty (60) days. The fee for the license is $40.00. The fee also includes a Certificate of Marriage Registration.
We accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard and Discover Card.
Please call the Town Clerk’s Office at 247-6100 for an appointment.
For those wishing to be married by a Town of Gates Justice, please contact the court clerks office at 426-0410.
Certified Transcript Marriage Certificate
Marriage records are kept in the office that issued the original license. If you obtained your license at the Gates Town Clerk’s Office and require a Certified Transcript of Marriage you may do so by stopping in to the Town Clerks Office and showing identification or if cannot you must remit the a notarized written request or complete the form below.
The fee for a Certified Transcript of Marriage Certificate is $10.00.
Mail your notarized written request, a copy of your driver’s license and the appropriate fee to:
Town of Gates
Town Clerk Office
1605 Buffalo Road
Rochester, New York 14624