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A Marriage Certificate is a certified copy of an already existing marriage and only for individuals who have already had a completed wedding ceremony. The fee is $10/per copy.
A Marriage License is for individuals who are not currently married. The license is valid for 60 days and has a 24 hour holding period.
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The fee for a certified copy of a Death Certificate is $10/per copy.
If you are not the spouse, parent, child or sibling of the deceased you must document a lawful right or claim. For example, you may need a death certificate to claim a benefit. You would need an official letter from the agency saying you need the death record to process the claim.
There are many reasons to request a correction or amendment to a death certificate from a simple typographical error to changing confidential medical information. Completing a DOH-299 application and supplying the correct supporting documents are critical steps to ensure that the correction or amendment is done in a timely manner. For more information, please visit New York State Vital Records.
To apply for a dog license, city residents must submit:
*All related event fees must be paid prior to obtaining any event or vendor permits. For more information on Events, please call 845-451-4200.
Applications will be reviewed carefully by the City. This process takes about 2 weeks. A planning meeting may be required, therefore, all event applications must be fully completed, signed and submitted to the City Chamberlain's Office (62 Civic Center Plaza - 1st Floor - Poughkeepsie, NY 12601) at least thirty (30) days prior to the first day of the event as set forth in Chapter 7 3/ 4, Article VI, Section 7 3/ 4--10(C) of the Poughkeepsie City Code or will be subject to rejection.
You and your healthcare provider can complete the Application for a Parking Permit or License Plates for Persons with Severe Disabilities (MV-664.1) on the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles site.
Marriage Licenses are processed by appointment only. To make an appointment for your Marriage License, please visit our Appointment Scheduling Tool and select City Chamberlain, then “Marriage License”.
If you are over 18 and this is a first marriage, please bring a valid form of ID and your completed marriage worksheet, found here: Marriage License Worksheet (PDF)
If this is a subsequent marriage (not a first), please bring certified copies of all divorce decrees and/or death certificates. Copies of decrees and/or death certificates MUST be certified in order to successfully process your Marriage License.
*All marriage applicants must complete the Marriage License Worksheet (PDF) prior to your appointment
Municipal IDs are processed Monday and Friday between 9am – 3:30pm only. City residents aged 14 and older are eligible to apply for the Municipal ID. Applicants must submit a completed application form and a $10 fee.
For additional information, please visit the Municipal Identification Program page.
We do not issue Passports at the Chamberlain’s Office, however we can provide documentation to help you in your application process:
For additional information about passport applications, please visit the United States Post Office or Dutchess County Clerk’s office
Please visit the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance for additional information about Acknowledgement of Parentage (LDSS-5171)
At the Chamberlain’s office, we currently accept
Personal checks are acceptable only for Dog Licenses. We do not accept personal checks as forms of payment for any other services.