The Hempstead Town Clerk’s Office has resumed Passport operations. Appointments are required. Please call 516-812-3100 with any questions or to schedule an appointment.
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 (516) 812-3014 to book your wedding ceremony.
Starting Tuesday, September 8, 2020, commuter parking pass enforcement will resume at all LIRR train station parking lots.
As the Town of Hempstead continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation, please email the department at TOHTownClerkQuestions@tohmail.org with any specific questions.
Hempstead Town Clerk
One Washington Street
Hempstead, NY 11550
(516) 489-5000, ext. 3046
Call the Hempstead Town Clerk's Office at 516-812-3046 between the hours of 8:00 AM - 4:45 PM Monday - Friday for hours and to determine if you need an appointment.
Welcome to the online Town Clerk's office. This office provides many different licenses, certificates and permits to the residents of the Town of Hempstead. In addition, the Town Clerk has served as the official "Keeper of the Record" for the Town since the mid-1600s and continues to be the conduit between our residents and the Town Board.
You are invited to explore our online services. Our goal is to make the Town Clerk's office even more accessible to our residents. You are also invited to visit our office, located on the first floor of Hempstead Town Hall, One Washington Street in the Village of Hempstead. There you will find courteous staff ready to assist you to obtain the services that you require. Additionally, you are encouraged to tour our Archives, which contain so much of the rich and varied history of the Town. We also have many unique, fully restored maps on display for your viewing pleasure, as well as for genealogical research.
Again, welcome to the Town Clerk online, and if you ever need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the Town Clerk's Office at (516) 489-5000, ext. 3046.
The Town Clerk's Office maintains Town Board records and publishes notices of public hearings. It records town ordinances, local laws, personnel actions, petitions, proof of publication, annual budgets, assessment rolls, fiscal reports, notice of liens, subpoena and court actions, bond and note registers, zoning ordinances and maps. As town registrar, the office keeps birth and death records, issues birth, death and fetal certificates, burial permits, conducts genealogical searches, and issues marriage licenses and various permits. Additionally, the Town Clerk's office performs wedding ceremonies. The office processes applications for rezoning, public garages, modification of restrictive covenants, gasoline storage tanks, and GSS ordinances. The clerk is also the custodian of town records dating back to 1644 and maintains an inactive records center and historical archive.