City Clerk Licenses

1. Marriage Licenses 

Call (315) 448-8216

$40.00 fee, payable by cash, money order or a check made out to the Office of the City Clerk.

Press Release – New Marriage Requirements 7-20-2017(PDF, 576KB)

To apply, both parties must appear at the Office of the City Clerk and present proof of age. A Driver's License, Passport or other such government issued photo identification is acceptable.  If either or both parties are divorced or widowed, certified proof must be presented to the issuing clerk as to how each previous marriage ended.  Applicants that are at least 17 years of age but under 18 years of age must have court approval for marriage license.  Application must be made at least 24 hours prior to the planned ceremony and is valid for 60 days.  No blood test is required and no appointment is necessary.

The Office of the City Clerk will issue a certified copy of a marriage license to either the bride or groom, with proper identification, for a $10.00 fee. This can also be accomplished through the mail with the names of both parties as well as the month and year of the marriage.
Application for a Certified Copy of a Marriage Certificate(PDF, 28KB)

Records in the City Clerk's office begin in 1908 and only marriage licenses issued from this office are on file. In order to release information or copies of a marriage license to someone other than the bride and groom, a license must have been issued 50 years or more and both parties must be deceased. In other instances, a properly executed Power of Attorney or document signed by either bride or groom granting permission for the document to be released will be accepted.

2. Dog Licenses

Call (315) 448-8216

If you own a dog in the City of Syracuse, they need to have a valid license. Dog licensing in Syracuse is managed by DocuPet Inc. You can license your dog: 

  • Online at 
  • Over the phone by calling 1-855-249-1370
  • In person at the Office of the City Clerk, Syracuse City Hall - 233 East Washington Street
  • By mail to: Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 233 East Washington Street, Syracuse, NY 13202

Dog License Fees 1 Year 3 Year
Unspayed/Unneutered $20 $60
Spayed/Neutered $10 $30
Tag Replacement


Visit to learn more about DocuPet features such as:

  • HomeSafe Lost Pet System
  • Local DocuPet Rewards Program (included with your dog license)


3. Sporting Licenses

The Office of the City Clerk is an issuing agent for the Department of Environmental Conservation.  The following fees are subject to change:

Resident Fees
Fishing License $25.00
1-Day Fishing $5.00
7-Day Fishing (consecutive days) $12.00
Senior (70+) $5.00
Military Disability
(must have proof of a 40% or greater military related disability) 
Hunting License $22.00
Deer Management Permit $10.00
Bowhunting $15.00
Muzzleloading $15.00
Turkey $10.00
Fishing, Hunting, Bowhunting,
Muzzleloading, Turkey and DMP
Non-Resident Fees
Season Fishing $70.00
1-Day Fishing $15.00
7-Day Fishing (consecutive days) $28.00
Hunting $100.00
Deer Management Permit $10.00
Bowhunting $30.00
Muzzleloading $30.00
Turkey $20.00