City of Binghamton, New York

City Clerk

Department Overview

The City Clerk’s Office, located on the first floor of City Hall, is the primary licensing agency for the City of Binghamton. Through this office, individuals may obtain City-specific permits and licenses related to living, working and playing in our municipality. In addition, the City Clerk's Office acts as the licensing agency for various licenses and certifications offered by New York State Department of Health, the Department of Agriculture & Markets, and the Office of the State Comptroller's Bingo Division.

The City Clerk's Office also provides support to Binghamton City Council and acts as the records repository for all Council-related documents, including legislation. As the City Clerk is the Records Access Officer for the City of Binghamton, the Clerk's Office acts as the primary contact for individuals wishing to submit requests for City Hall records under the Freedom of Information Law.

Hours of Operation

The City Clerk's Office is open to the public, however - closed to all non-appointment foot traffic, from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. However, closing procedures make it necessary to stop financial transactions thirty minutes prior to the posted 5:00 P.M. closing time. In addition, please note the hours during which marriage license applications may be made, as described below.

Please note: Applications, Forms, and Fees have changed as of January 1, 2018

The City Clerk's Office accepts payments in the form of cash, money order or local bank check payable to "City of Binghamton".

Note on Marriage Licenses

Warning: The City of Binghamton Clerk's Office does not have an online submission form

Several other websites offer information which may not be correct. If you wish to obtain a marriage license in the City of Binghamton, please review the marriage license information provided by the New York State Department of Health, and contact our office if you have any questions. In addition, note that it usually takes about thirty (30) minutes to process a marriage license application. As City Hall hours are 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., we cannot accept marriage license applications after 4:30 P.M. Please plan accordingly.

The City Clerk and Deputy City Clerk are authorized to perform marriage ceremonies within the City of Binghamton. Marriage ceremonies performed during regular business hours (10:00am to 4:00pm) may be performed at City Hall only, for a fee of $50. Marriage ceremonies performed outside of regular business hours may be performed anywhere within the City of Binghamton, for a fee of $75. Ceremonies are performed by appointment only. Under New York State law there is a 24 hour waiting period between when you receive your marriage license and when you can have a wedding ceremony.