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.
Obtain a Marriage Certificate
The only individuals eligible to obtain a marriage certificate include:
- Bride, Groom or Spouse.
- An individual with notarized authorization from the Bride, Groom or Spouse. The original notarized authorization must accompany the request. View the Authorization Form for Third Party to Obtain a Marriage Certificate (PDF).
- Other individuals who have:
- Documented judicial or other proper purpose
- New York State Court Order
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
- 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. Please note, if utility or telephone bills are used to prove identity, the certificate will be mailed to the applicant at the address listed on the submitted bills.
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.
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.