The Town Clerk serves as a direct link between the residents and their local government. While Town Clerks are generally credited with issuing licenses, that is only a small part of this complex job. Law mandates many duties, but many more go well beyond those mandates as Town Clerks serve as a major source of information to all.
A Town Clerk issues State licenses/permits, including marriage, dog, conservation (hunting and fishing), going out of business, bingo and handicapped parking, along with Town licenses/permits mandated by law.
Often the Town Board appoints their Town Clerk as Town Registrar. The Town Registrar becomes the keeper of all birth and death records within that Town. They issue birth and death certificates, burial permits, as well as conducting genealogical searches.
A Town Clerk is a records management officer, serving as the custodian of all Town records, responsible for active files, storage and disposition of inactive records and the careful maintenance of archival material. As the administer of the Freedom of Information Law, this guarantees your right to know the workings of government.
|Kristin E. Rocco-Petrella, RMC||Town Clerk (1/1/2018 – 12/31/2019)||(607) 756-5725|
|Chavonne LaPlant||Deputy Town Clerk||(607) 756-5725|
|Patty Romer||Deputy Town Clerk||(607) 756-5725|