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Updates to NYC’s Project Cupid, Marriage Bureau reopens

Published Tuesday, Jul. 20th, 2021

Cover image via the NYC Cupid homepage, linked below

Love is in the air -- and back in the NYC Marriage Bureau offices! The City Clerk’s Manhattan office re-opened for in-person marriage license and civil ceremony appointments this week, bringing changes to the city’s Project Cupid portal, too. 


Couples can now schedule an in-person marriage ceremony or marriage license appointment through Project Cupid. The option to schedule a virtual marriage license appointment also remains available. 




A screenshot of the current NYC Project Cupid homepage, showing the option to click links to schedule in person marriage ceremonies, marriage license appointments, or virtual marriage license appointments. The buttons are purple, like the NYC cupid logo.

A look at the updated NYC Cupid homepage




(Note: Currently, all available in-person appointments are for the Manhattan office. The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens & Staten Island offices remain closed for now, but will reopen in the coming weeks. These dates will be announced on the City Clerk’s website as they become available.)


The NYC Cupid website also provides answers to frequently asked questions, including “Do both of us have to be physically in the same location for their appointment with the clerk?” (A: Yes), and “Who can register to get a marriage license here?” (A: Any couple physically located together in the state of NY) 


In-person marriage license appointments were already fully booked for the week when we visited the website, suggesting that they are likely to fill up quickly for the foreseeable future. Couples should keep this in mind and check back often to schedule a visit. 


Walk-in appointments are still not available at any office. According to the NY City Clerk’s website, couples should not visit the Manhattan office unless they have “received an appointment and confirmation email for a Domestic Partnership or Certificate of Non-Impediment.” 


Virtual wedding ceremonies are no longer allowed in the state. 



To learn more, visit the Office of the City Clerk - NYC Marriage Bureau website




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Jessica Levey

Lead Staff Writer & Illustrator

Jessica loves digging into the history and magic of ritual, exploring the connections between people and places, and sharing true stories about love and commitment. She’s an advocate for marriage equality and individuality. When she’s not writing or illustrating for AMM, she enjoys easy hikes, fantasy novels, comics, and traveling.

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