Marriage Certificates

The Brookhaven Town Clerk maintains marriage records for individuals that obtained their marriage license from the Brookhaven Town Clerk’s office.

You can apply for a certified copy of a marriage certificate in person, by mail or online at VitalChek

Click here for the Application for a Certified Copy of a Marriage Certificate (PDF).

Obtain a Marriage Certificate

The only individuals eligible to obtain a marriage certificate include:

Identification Requirements

Applications must be submitted with a copy of one of the following forms of valid photo ID. Expired photo ID will not be accepted.

  • DMV issued Non-Driver Photo ID
  • Driver License
  • Passport
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • U.S. Military ID

If the applicant’s name on the ID differs from the information on the certificate, a copy of the applicant’s subsequent marriage certificate, legal name change paperwork, citizenship papers or naturalization papers must accompany the request.

Alternative Proofs of Identification

If the applicant does not have a form of valid photo ID as listed above, two utility or telephone bills dated within the last six months showing applicant’s name and address must be submitted with the request.

Mailing Certificate to a P.O. Box or Third Party

If the applicant’s return address is a Post Office Box, with no street address, or the return address is to a third party, notarized signed consent of the person eligible to obtain the death certificate is required. 

Click here for the Authorization Form to Mail Marriage Certificate to P.O. Box or Third Party (PDF).

Fee

There is a fee of $10 per certified copy requested. 

Payment may be made by check or money order payable to “Donna Lent, Brookhaven Town Clerk” through the mail or by cash, check or credit/debit card in the office. A service fee of 2.35% (minimum fee of $1.50) will be added to all credit/debit card transactions.

Certificates ordered online through VitalChek are subject to an additional service fee imposed by VitalChek. 

Click here for the Application for a Certified Copy of a Marriage Certificate (PDF).