The Town Clerk is responsible for issuing a New York State Marriage License to qualified applicants as well as recording the marriage with the New York State Department of Health. The marriage record is on file in this office and in Albany. The requirements for the issuance of marriage licenses in the Town of Hempstead are mandated by the provisions of the New York State Domestic Relations Laws.

COVID-19 Safeguards

The Town Clerk's Office has put safeguards in place to enable residents to secure their marriage applications during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please call the Marriage Department to make a curbside marriage license appointment. Download a marriage license application and complete the form online. Completed applications must be returned to the curbside appointment at Town Hall (1 Washington Street, Hempstead, NY) by both of the applicants, who must provide required forms of identification and sign the application in the presence of Clerk's Office staff. 

In-person wedding ceremonies are available at Hempstead Town Hall outside on the patio, where social distancing and other safety protocols are in place. Please call the Marriage Department to book your wedding ceremony.

Obtaining a Marriage License

For more information on obtaining a marriage license, visit our Marriage Licenses page.