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Canonical Services

About Us

The Office of Canonical Services is responsible for pastoral administration of the Archdiocese of New York. This office oversees Sacramental recording procedures, matrimonial permissions and dispensations, and the transfer of prenuptial wedding files to other Dioceses and Archdioceses. It is also possible to request a celebret and register as a marriage officiant through the Office of Canonical Services. 

For the latest Pre-Marital Investigation forms, please visit the page for the Office of the Tribunal

Frequently Used Marriage Forms


Additional Forms


The information needed to be able to have priests and deacons registered as Marriage Officiants through the City of New York for weddings occurring within the five boroughs of New York City. This is a requirement of New York City.

The procedure that should be followed if you are asked to help prepare a couple to celebrate the Sacrament of Marriage outside of the Archdiocese of New York, either in a Domestic or International (arch)diocese. 

Pre-Marital Investigation Forms (effective July 20, 2018) 


Contact Us

Office of Canonical Services

  • 1011 First Ave
  • Floor: 19
  • New York , NY  10022
  • Phone: 212-371-1011 Ext. 2935

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