If the license is to be issued by the City Clerk of the City of New York, please contact the New York City Clerk's Office for current fees and requirements.
The City Clerk's Office can be reached at (212) NEW-YORK or via its web site at New York City Marriage Bureau.
One or both parties to a marriage may elect to change the surname by which he or she wishes to be known after the marriage by entering the new name in the appropriate space provided on the marriage license.
This way, you will get credit for all your earnings. You will need documentary evidence showing both your old name and your new name.Notarized marriage license affidavits signed by the applicants cannot be substituted for their personal appearance. Although the marriage license is issued immediately, the marriage ceremony may not take place within 24 hours from the exact time that the license was issued.