City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Clerk Michael McSweeney announced Wednesday that the clerk’s offices in all five boroughs will be open for a full day of business on Sunday, July 24, the first day of marriage equality in New York.
“This is a historic moment for New York, a moment many couples have waited years and even decades to see, and we are not going to make them wait one day longer than they have to,” said Bloomberg.
City officials announced that state judges will volunteer to perform ceremonies and review waiver requests that could allow couples to avoid New York State’s 24-hour marriage waiting period.
Additionally, the offices will have their hours extended by two hours the following week in anticipation of the influx of couples.
Usual hours for the Manhattan clerk’s office are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, with offices in the other boroughs open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
On Sunday, July 24, all hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Applicants will have to be through the doors at 3:45 p.m. to be guaranteed service.
During the rest of the week, with hours extended to 6:30 p.m., applicants will have to be through the doors by 5:45 p.m.
For more information on the application process and to begin the process online, visit the city clerk’s website at http://www.cityclerk.nyc.gov or call 311. Further information is available at NYCgo.com.
City Clerk Office Locations
141 Worth Street
New York, NY 10013
Subway: Brooklyn Bridge Station on the 4, 5, & 6 lines; Park Place Station on the 2 & 3 lines; City Hall Station on the R line; Chambers Street Station on the A & C lines
Buses: M1, M6, M15, M22, M103, B51, & express buses serving City Hall area
Supreme Court Building
851 Grand Concourse, Room B131
Bronx, NY 10451
Subway: 161st Street-Yankee Stadium Station on the 4, B, & D lines
Buses: Bx1, Bx6, Bx13
Brooklyn Municipal Building
210 Joralemon Street, Room 205
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Subway: Borough Hall (Court Street) Station on the 2, 3, 4, 5, M, & R lines
Buses: B25, B26, B37, B38, B41, B45, B51, B52, B54, B57, B61, B65, B67, B75, B103
Borough Hall Building
120-55 Queens Boulevard, Ground Floor, Room X001 Kew Gardens, NY 11424
Subway: Kew Gardens-Union Turnpike Station on the E & F lines
Buses: Q10, Q37, Q46, Q60, Q74
Staten Island Office
Borough Hall Building
10 Richmond Terrace, Room 311
Staten Island, NY 10301
Subway: St. George Station on the Staten Island Railway
Buses: Across from the Staten Island Ferry & served by all buses serving the ferry