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Posted on: March 29, 2023

Town Clerk LaValle Announces New Law for One-Day Marriage Officiant

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Brookhaven Town Clerk, Kevin LaValle has announced that New York State recently passed a new law allowing people over the age of 18 to apply for a One-Day Marriage Officiant License, authorizing them to solemnize a single specified marriage in the State of New York. License applications must be submitted to the same Town Clerk’s Office that issued the couple’s marriage license. The names, dates of birth and addresses of the parties to be married must be listed on the application as it appears on the couple’s marriage license. If the application is approved, the applicant will receive a One-Day Marriage Officiant License by email. The license is only valid for the parties to be married as stated on the application and will expire after the marriage ceremony or the expiration of the marriage license, whichever occurs first. Go to for more information, or to apply for a One-Day Marriage Officiant License or a Marriage License. To learn more about the responsibilities of a Marriage Officiant, go to or visit the New York State Department of Health website Pictured is Town Clerk Kevin LaValle (center) officiating a recent marriage at Brookhaven Town Hall.

Town Clerk performing a marriage

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