Buffalo Licenses

Apply for Marriage License in Buffalo, New York

and get married at Elope Niagara?

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Live in New York but want to get married at Elope Niagara in Canada?

To get married in Ontario, you do not have to be a Canadian citizen or live in Ontario. The first step to getting married in Ontario is to get a marriage license.

For general information about getting a Licence in Ontario, Click Here

Once you are married here you will be issued a “Record of Marriage”. That is the document you will need to obtain a “Marriage Certificate” from the Ontario Government. It is the Marriage Certificate you will need to effect any legal changes back home.

Please note this information is provided to the best of our knowledge, but cannot be considered as legal advice, We are not responsible for errors or omissions.




Applications can be processed in Room 1301 in City Hall and both parties must be present. Both applicants must provide the following:


A current Driver’s license with photo or a state issued photo ID such as a non-driver’s license, passport, etc;

A Certified Birth Certificate listing parents’ names;

Social Security Number

For foreign language birth certificates:  You need to provide a certified translation into English from International Institute of Buffalo, 864 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14209, #(716) 883-1900, along with the original birth certificate.

For Refugees:  If you do not have a birth certificate, you must go to the agency that is sponsoring you and they will write your name, birth date, birth place, and parents’ names on their letterhead.  The envelope must be sealed when it arrives in the office – you will not receive this information back.

If previously married:  You must provide a copy of your final divorce decree that has the County stamp on it as to where it was filed.  If there was more than one divorce, you will have to provide the date of all divorces and have the paperwork for the latest divorce


You must be 18 years or older in order to apply for a marriage license.


If previously married, you must provide a copy of your final divorce decree that has the County stamp on it as to where it was filed.


The present fee for a New York State Marriage License is $40.00.


The license is issued immediately, the marriage ceremony may not take place within 24 hours from the exact time that the license was issued.


The marriage license is valid for 60 days, beginning the day after it is issued.



This information is provided as a free service. Elope Niagara cannot be responsible for incorrect or outdated information. Please contact us for more information.

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From Buffalo City Hall to Elope Niagara’s Little Log Wedding Chapel, we are about 22 minutes away or about 12.2 miles

You get to us by the crossing at the Peace Bridge and following the Queen Elizabeth Way. We are about 1.5 miles from the highway.

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