ISLIP, NY — The Islip Town Board approved a resolution to waive the Town fee for a marriage license, when either party applying is an active duty member of the US Armed Forces.
Marriage licenses are $40. In August 2019, New York State waived its portion of $22.50. The Islip Town Board followed suit, voting unanimously at the October Town Board meeting to waive the remaining $17.50.
Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter, along with members of the Town Board, unanimously approved the resolution at the meeting. Recent changes to New York State’s Domestic Relations Law now allows for Townships to waive their portion of the fee.
“In the Town of Islip, active members of the military can now obtain a marriage license entirely for FREE,” said Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter. “This is a small way of showing our appreciation to our servicemen and women, who give of themselves each and every day to ensure our freedom,” added Supervisor Carpenter.