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While most Town Clerks are associated with the various licenses available through the Clerk’s office, that is only a small part of our job. Generally, the Town Clerk’s office is considered the “center” of information for the community. While this is true, we do much more than just have information you may require.
We issue State licenses/permits, which include marriage, dog, hunting, fishing, games of chance, bingo and handicapped permits.
A couple intending to marry in the State of New York must complete an application for a marriage license. Both must sign the marriage license in the presence of the town or city clerk. There is a 24-hour waiting period from the exact time the license was issued. The license is valid for 60 days. The cost is $40.00. Proof of age and identity is required. Proof of age must be a birth certificate. (non US born must provide a certified translated birth certificate) Proof of identity may be a driver’s license, DMV-issued non-driver’s license, valid passport, original naturalization papers, Military Photo ID or employment picture ID. Information regarding previous marriages (divorce/death) must be furnished in the application for a marriage license.
Marriage Worksheets are available at the Town Clerk’s Office or can be downloaded here. MARRIAGE WORKSHEET
Proof of rabies shot is required
Unspayed/unneutered dogs-$ 15.00
The license year runs from October 1 through September 30. Licenses go on sale in the middle of August.
Applications for Temporary or permanent permits are available in the Town Clerk’s office, or are downloadable here.
The Town. Clerk is responsible for the minute books, the official record of Town government. The records are retained permanently for legal and historical purposes. Minutes from the Town Board Meetings are available on the website approximately 2 weeks after the meeting. Hard copies are also available approximately 2 weeks after the meeting in the Town Clerk’s Office.
Records Management Officer
Additional records we are responsible for include active files, storage and disposition of inactive records. We are also Administrator’s of the Freedom Of Information Law, which guarantees your right to know the workings of the government. Anyone requesting information shall do so on a form, which can be obtained in the Town Clerk’s office or downloaded here. (Click here) The fee charged for copies is $.25 per page.
We maintain the Towns adoption of Town Ordinances and Town Laws, Oaths of Office, petitions, proof of publications, aimual budgets, subpoena and court actions, zoning ordinances and maps.
Cash Control Officer
The Town Clerk is responsible for numerous duties relating to billing, and the collection and disbursement of funds. All incoming cash is recorded and disbursed to State, County and local fiscal officers. The Town Clerk also contributes to the management of petty cash, general purchasing, and assisting with State and internal audits.
Registrar of Vital Statistics
The Town Clerk is usually appointed keeper of all birth and death records within the community, issuing birth and death certificates, burial permits, as well as conducting genealogical searches.
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