How do I apply for a marriage license?

Marriage Licenses are issued by the Town Clerk.

  • You must obtain the license at least 24 hours before the ceremony or up to 60 days in advance.
  • Proper identification is required (driver’s license and birth certificate).
  • The fee is $40.
  • Both parties must come in to the office in order to sign the document.
  • If one or both parties were previously married, either divorce papers with a file date or a death certificate, is required.
  • After the ceremony is performed, the license is returned and a certificate of marriage is issued.
  • Additional certified copies are available for $10 per copy.
Did you know...

Did you know...

The Catskill Creek tributaries that run through Cairo harbor some of the best kept secret spots for brook trout fishing in the northeast.

The Bowery Creek rises east of Windham High Peak in the northern part of the town of Cairo. It flows for 6 miles until it joins the Catskill just west of Freehold.

The Shingle Kill rises west of Blackhead, running through Round Top, and joining up with Trout Brook south of Purling. It continues down through the center of Cairo and meets the Creek downstream from the Woodstock dam.

(Photo from: Matt Bechtold.)