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 Environmental Conservation, 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.
Note on Marriage Licenses
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, while the average turn-around time for a marriage license is under thirty minutes, some marriage licenses may take longer to process. Because of this, we cannot accept marriage license applications after 3:00pm. Please plan accordingly.
Note on Marriage Ceremonies
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 may be performed at City Hall only, for a fee of $40. 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.