Vital Records

Marriage License
To obtain a marriage license you must be 18 and both individuals must be present. You are required to show your driver’s license, birth certificate, a certified copy of divorce papers or death certificate (if applicable), and know your social security number. There is a 24 hour waiting period once the license is purchased and is only valid in New York State for 60 days. The license fee is $40 (cash, check, or money order made payable to the City Clerk).

If you are under the age of 18, please contact the City Clerk's Office for additional instructions.

Marriage Certificates
A person may obtain a copy of their marriage certificate if they purchased their marriage license in the City of Saratoga Springs. All other marriage certificates may be obtained from the city/town/village clerk where the couple purchased their marriage license. For additional information on how to obtain a marriage certificate, download the form (PDF) online.

Birth Certificates
A birth certificate for an individual born in the City of Saratoga Springs may be obtained in person or by mailing your request to the City Clerk’s Office in City Hall.

A copy of a birth certificate for an individual not born in the City of Saratoga Springs may be obtained from the city/town/village clerk where the individual was born. If you are not able to determine where the individual was born, a copy may be requested from the New York State Department of Health.

For additional information on how to obtain a birth certificate, download the form (PDF) online.

Death Certificates
A death certificate for an individual who died in the City of Saratoga Springs may be obtained in person or by mailing your request to the City Clerk’s Office in City Hall.

A copy of a death certificate for an individual who did not die in the City of Saratoga Springs may be obtained from the city/town/village clerk where the individual died. If you are not able to determine where the individual died, a copy may be requested from the New York State Department of Health.

For additional information on how to obtain a death certificate, download the form (PDF) online.

Genealogical Records
The City of Saratoga Springs can assist you with your genealogy research. For additional information on this topic, please download the form (PDF) online.