Every state is different, but every state is the same…..to get your license, you’ll need to arrive at the town health department (or vital statistics bureau, or town hall ) with your ID’s, your witness or witnesses, and a check. You’ll want to call them first to see what the waiting period is (in NJ, it’s three days, like buying a gun……in NY, it’s only one) and what documentation you’ll need to show them. Calling ahead or visit your state’s official website might save you a second trip, and really who has time to do anything twice when you’re planning a wedding?