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VETERAN SERVICES

As Nassau County Clerk, I am delighted to have the opportunity to not only offer programs that in a small way, will be a great benefit to you as a Veteran, but to protect the sensitive records of Veterans that are filed in this office.

The programs include:

  • FREE recording service of Military Discharges, known as DD-214; and
  • Veterans Peddlers License Program.

    Veterans are also eligible for numerous other service programs here in Nassau County. Many require a DD-214 to be submitted to determine eligibility. For more information on all the services available to veterans within Nassau County, I suggest you contact the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency.

I have always been mindful of the need for tight security over the records filed in my office. This is especially important to you as a veteran when you file your DD-214 in this office. At your behest, these files are sealed and not available to the public. This is done to safeguard your information from the possibility of unwanted intrusion and Identity Theft.

On a personal note, please accept my heartfelt appreciation for the sacrifices that you made in the service of our country.

Veterans Recognition Program List of Participating Businesses.

MILITARY DISCHARGE RECORDING SERVICE

As a courtesy to the dedicated men and woman who served in our armed forces, the County Clerk will maintain your military (DD-214) discharge papers, and upon request will provide certified copies.

Very often veterans are required to submit DD-214 discharge papers when they apply for certain benefits. By filing your papers with the County Clerk, you are assured that a permanent record exists, at your disposal, if the original is misplaced, destroyed or needed by, you or under certain circumstances, your immediate family.

At the time of recording, the office will provide you, the veteran with two certified copies and return the original, free of charge. A DD-214 can be filed at anytime after separation from the armed forces.

VETERANS PEDDLER'S LICENSE - FREE

Every honorably discharged member of the United States Armed Forces and their spouses are eligible to apply for a Veterans Peddler's License. This license provides veterans with the right to hawk, peddle, vend, and sell goods, wares or merchandise or solicit trade upon the streets and highways within Nassau County.

To apply, you must present a valid drivers license or photo identification, proof of residency for at least 6-months (a local utility bill can be used), and a copy of your DD-214 Military Discharge papers. Licenses are issued free of charge and are valid as long as you maintain residency within the county. To get a license, you must appear in person and bring with you 2-passport photos.

Please note: In addition to obtaining a Veterans Peddler's License from the County Clerk, you will also be required to comply with village or town ordinances related to street peddling. Information can be obtained directly from the individual towns and villages in which the business will be conducted. For a listing, click here.

REQUIREMENTS
Valid Photo ID
Proof of Residency (6-month minimum)
Discharge Papers (original or certified copy)
2-Passport Photos

LICENSE FEE
Discharge Papers, Recording of No Fee
Discharge Papers (additional copy) $ 2.50
Veterans Peddler's License No Fee

ADDITIONAL VETERANS INFORMATION

Nassau County Veterans Service Agency
2201 Hempstead Turnpike
Building 'Q'
East Meadow, NY 11554
(516) 572-6560 / 572-6565

Nassau County Veterans Court
99 Main Street
Hempstead, NY 11550
(516) 493-4200
Northport VA Medical Center
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY 11768
(631) 261-4400

NYS Department of Labor

Division of Veterans Employment Services
301 W. Old Country Road
Hicksville, NY 11801
(516) 934-8519 / 8531