How do I get one-day marriage officiant license?

Appointments are preferred, available Monday - Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.

  • Please call 518-490-2800 ex. 2502

The officiant applicant must:

  • Be a minimum of 18 years old
  • Provide legal proof of identification, such as a driver's license or passport
  • Apply at the same location where the couple obtained their marriage license
    • The couple to be married must obtain their marriage license before the officiant may apply for an officiant license
    • The officiant may apply at the marriage license appointment with the couple if this is more convenient
  • Pay the $25 fee
    • Payable by cash, check, or credit/debit card
    • There is an additional $1.50 service fee for credit/debit cards

Please Note:

  • The officiant does not need to be a resident of the Town of Ballston or of New York State.
  • The license is valid only for the parties to be married as described on the application and shall expire after the marriage ceremony on the exact date requested.
  • Instruction will be provided on how the officiant must complete the officiant section of the marriage license and return it to the Town Clerk's office.

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