Where can a marriage take place?

A license issued by the Town of Hempstead Town Clerk's Office may only be used within New York State. Please note that if you intend to be married outside of New York State you should contact that state's Vital Records Office for its requirements.

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1. Is there a waiting period?
2. How long is the license valid?
3. Is a pre-marital physical exam required?
4. Where can a marriage take place?
5. What about the ceremony?
6. Who can perform a marriage ceremony?
7. Where can I get copies of my records?
8. What are the age and consent requirements for minors?
9. What are the surname options?