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SECTION 11-A
Duty of city clerk in certain cities of the first class; facsimile signature of said clerk authorized
Domestic Relations (DOM) CHAPTER 14, ARTICLE 3
§ 11-a. Duty of city clerk in certain cities of the first class;
facsimile signature of said clerk authorized. 1. a. The city clerk of a
city of the first class of over one million inhabitants may designate in
writing any or all of the deputy city clerks and from among the
permanent members of the city clerk's staff as many staff members as the
city clerk deems necessary to perform marriage ceremonies, which
designation shall be in writing and be filed in the office of such city
clerk. The day of such filing shall be endorsed on the designation. Any
such designation shall be and remain in effect for six months from the
filing thereof.

b. Whenever persons to whom the city clerk of any such city of the
first class shall have issued a marriage license shall request him to
solemnize the rites of matrimony between them and present to him such
license it shall be the duty of such clerk, either in person or by one
of his deputies or the permanent members of his staff so designated by
him to solemnize such marriage; provided, however, that nothing
contained either in this section or in subdivision two of section eleven
of this chapter shall be construed as empowering or requiring either the
said city clerk or any of his designated deputies or the permanent
members of his staff so designated to solemnize marriages at any place
other than at the office of such city clerk.

d. In all cases in which the city clerk of such city or one of his
deputies or the permanent members of his staff so designated shall
perform a marriage ceremony such official shall demand and be entitled
to collect therefor a fee to be fixed by the council of the city of New
York not exceeding twenty-five dollars, which sum shall be paid by the
contracting parties before or immediately upon the solemnization of the
marriage; and all such fees so received shall be paid over to the
commissioner of finance of the city.

2. The signature and seal of said clerk of cities of the first class
of over one million inhabitants upon the marriage license, certificate
of marriage, registration, and marriage search provided by this article
may be a facsimile imprinted, stamped, or engraved thereon.

3. The said clerk of cities of the first class of one million
inhabitants or more may designate among the permanent members of his
staff one or more individuals who shall be permitted to sign his name
and affix his official seal upon the marriage license, certificate of
marriage registration, and marriage search provided by this article
requiring the signature and seal of the city clerk.