The Town Clerk is an elected official who serves a four-year term. The Town Clerk serves residents directly through the issuance of licenses and permits as well as serving as the Town's Records Management Officer. In addition, the Town Clerk serves the Town Board as the recording secretary for all their proceedings and decisions.
Birth, Marriage, and Death Records
As Town Clerk and Registrar of Vital Statistics the Clerk has the responsibility of issuing and maintaining birth, marriage, and death records. The Town Clerk holds these records dating from 1881.
New York State Marriage Licenses are issued through the Town Clerk's Office and is responsible for issuing Marriage Certificates and recording them with the State of New York. The Town Clerk is a Marriage Officer who performs wedding ceremonies.
The Town Clerk issues licenses and permits for the State, County and local municipality, including but not limited to licensing for Dogs and Peddling Licenses as well as permits for Alarms, Garage Sales and Block Parties.
Parking permits are issued through the Town Clerk's Office for Commuter Lot No. 1 (Myrtle Boulevard and Vine Street), Area Business for Lot No. 2 (Maxwell Street) and Overnight and 24-Hour for Lot No. 3 and Lot No. 4 (Myrtle Boulevard).
The Town Clerk is the Freedom of Information Officer, liaison to the Board of Elections and holds the designation of Notary as well as the certifications of Registered Municipal Clerk (RMC) and Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC).