Covid Remote Video Ceremony -
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II. Scripture Reading - Love is Patient
III. Declaration of Intention
V. Declaration of Marriage
VI. Filing the Marriage License
(Marriage licenses will be filed electronically.)
Rev. Anthony Di Bartolov
Covid Remote Video Weddings
On April 18, 2020 Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order permitting wedding officiants to use video technology to solemnize weddings remotely via Zoom or WhatsApp during the Covid-19 pandemic. It is your responsibility to download and read Governor Cuomo's executive order. Please Google EO_202.20 pdf or go to www.governor.ny.gov/news for more details. The order is effective until May 18, 2020.
The following is a summary of the executive order as I understand it. It is meant for guidance
only and is not intended to supersede, amend, or change Governor Cuomo’s executive order.
Governor Cuomo’s executive order states in part, while maintaining social distancing, that:
. the 60 day expiration of use limitation on marriage licenses is waived,
. the fees for a second marriage license that has expired are waived,
. the couple must present valid IDs whenever required by law,
. the video must provide for direct interaction between the couple, the witnesses and the officiant,
. the couple must physically be in a local jurisdiction within the State of New York,
. the couple must transmit a legible copy of the signed marriage license to local jurisdiction,
to the witnesses (in another location under social distancing), and to the
person solemnizing the marriage on the same date that it was signed,
. the witnesses and the officiant must sign and transmit their document back to clerk
who is responsible for the document by law,
. all parties, to the best abilities, must ensure confidentiality when transmitting their
documents back to the local jurisdiction,
. the electrically signed copy of the marriage license will be the official marriage document
for the purposes of the Domestic Relations Law, and
. the local town and city clerks may provide additional guidance as to how
marriages licenses and issuance will be implemented in their jurisdiction.
Please contact me at email@example.com or use the Contact US form to discuss your
remote video wedding plans.