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Town Clerk and Tax Collector
 
 

 

 

Donna Akerley


Town Clerk, Property Tax Collector, Registrar of Vital Statistics,
Licensing Officer, Marriage Officer F.O.I.L. Officer, Records Management Officer,
Town Web Site Manager, Notary Public.


Appointed Deputy Town Clerk 1989 - 2007


Appointed Town Clerk 2008


Elected 11/04/08 - 1 Year (Unexpired) Term = January 1, 2009 - December 31, 2009


Re- Elected 11/03/09 - 4 Year Term = January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2013

 

Re-Elected 11/05/13 - 4 Year Term = January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2017

 

Re-Elected 11/07/17 - 4 Year Term = January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2021


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OFFICE HOURS: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

 

Mailing Address:

 

Town of Fallsburg Town Clerk's Office
PO Box 2019
19 Railroad Plaza
South Fallsburg, New York 12779


Phone: (845) 434-8810


Fax: (845) 434-8809


TOWN CLERK & LAND TAX COLLECTOR - Donna Akerley

 

E-Mail: donna@fallsburgny.com

 

 

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DEPUTY CLERK - Elizabeth Malave - Santos

 

liz@fallsburgny.com

 

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The Office of Town Clerk is a diversified position with many duties and responsibilities that are contained mainly in Section 30 N.Y.S. Town Law. The Town Clerk is the legal custodian of all town records, therefore, is also the town's Records Management Officer responsible for the creation and maintenance of a comprehensive Records Management Program. She is the town's Licensing Agent, responsible for issuing all conservation licenses (fishing, hunting, trapping, etc.), dog licenses, marriage licenses, vendor's/peddler's permits, handicapped parking permits, and other licenses mandated by various state and local laws.

 

While it is not a requirement of any Elected Town Clerk, I maintain the Town of Fallsburg Website keeping it current and full of important information needed to help better navagate through your local government offices here in the Town of Fallsburg. 

 

www.townoffallsburg.com

 

 

The Town Clerk must also complete and accurately record the proceedings of each Town Board Meeting. In addition, the Fallsburg Town Clerk serves as Records Access Officer, the officer who accepts and processes FOIL

(Freedom of Information) Requests. She is also a Notary Public. Her position is elected and carries a four-year term in the Town of Fallsburg. 

The Town Clerk is responsible for certification of documents, Oaths of Office, Notices of Claims against the Town.  Publishes Legal Notices in accordance with State Law.  Certifies and files all Local Laws with the NYS Dept. of State.  Maintains Local Law Book. Updates Town Code Book and maps as laws are adopted and distributes updates to all Boards and appropriate other agencies.

The Town Clerk is responsible for filing monthly financial reports which are prepared with remittance of fees collected to State Agencies and local revenue turned over to Town Supervisor.

The Town Clerk publishes Bid Notices, receives sealed bids, conducts bid openings, submits to Town Board for bid award, notifies successful bidder.

The Registrar of Vital Statistics is The Town Clerk in the Town of Fallsburg. The Registrar is responsible for registration of all births, marriages and deaths that occur/ issued in the Town of Fallsburg.  The originals of these certificates are sent to the NYS Department of Health for filing in Albany.  The Town's records begin in 1875.

It is the responsibility of the Registrar to maintain strict confidentially regarding birth, marriage and death records.

 

Genealogy Search Fees Vary Depending on your search, please see application


Birth Certificates


$ 10.00 per copy of birth certificate


Death Certificates


$ 10.00 per copy of death certificate


Marriage Licenses


$40.00 per license to be married


$10.00 per copy of marriage certificate


Marriage Licenses are issued Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Only.


Please bring three (3) forms of valid identification when you apply for a
Marriage License 

 

PLEASE NOTE: A certified with raised seal birth certificate is a requirement with my office and if it is in a foreign language it must be english translated also with a certification and raised seal.

 

Other additional - acceptable forms of ID are:


Current Driver's License, Social Security Number, Current Passport or

Current Non-Driver's I.D. - NO PHOTOCOPIES OR FAXED DOCUMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED. NO EXCEPTIONS.


Both parties must be present at time of license registration. - NO EXCEPTIONS.


Please bring prior Certified Divorce Papers or Certified Death Certificate should either apply.

NO PHOTOCOPIES OR FAXED DOCUMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED. NO EXCEPTIONS.

There is a 24 hour waiting period from the time you take out your license to the time you may be married.

The license itself is good for 60 days.

 

 

 

NO PERMITS / LICENSES WILL BE ISSUED AFTER 3:00 PM

 

PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY

 

 

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The Fallsburg Town Clerk's Office also collects payments for town water, sewer and garbage bills. Questions regarding these bills should be directed to the Utility Billing Office. (945) 434-8810 Ext. 313

We do not accept credit cards for these bills and would ask that you make every effort to

bring exact change should you wish to pay in cash. We do not have the availability to make change for cash payments. If you cannont bring the exact amount due, we will post a credit to your account which will be applied to your next bill.

 

BILL PAYMENTS

 

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND IF YOU HAVE A WATER< SEWER>GARBAGE OR TAX BILL THAT IS DUE ON A DATE THAT FALLS ON A SATURDAY or SUNDAY, THE TOWN CLERK WILL ACCEPT PAYEMNT WITHOUT FURTHER INTEREST OR PENALTIES IN PERSON ONLY ON THE NEXT REGULAR BUSINESS DAY.

 

IF YOU WISH TO DROP OFF YOUR PAYMENTS BEFORE OR AFTER HOURS< THERE IS A MAIL DROP BOX LOCATED AT THE LEFT SIDE OF THE GLASS FRONT DOORS OF THE TOWN CLERK'S OFFICE FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE. THE TOWN CLERK WILL DATE STAMP IT AS RECEIVED THE DAY BEFORE.

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As your Fallsburg Tax Collector I am responsible for the collection of property taxes for approximately 10,000 parcels. All powers and duties of this office, as well as collection procedures, are statutory and defined in the New York State Real Property Tax Law. We welcome any inquires pertaining to collection policies as well as general tax information. We offer our assistance to residents, realtors, lending institutions, title companies, and other entities that may require tax information. The tax roll is available for public inspection upon request as well as on the town’s web site at:

 

www.townoffallsburg.com

Tax bill information is available on the web (this site is maintained by my office until April 1st). New owners, subdivisions, or property merges are not shown until the following year. To access your tax bill, log into 

 

www.taxlookup.net.

 

Once you reach the website, access the tax bill by choosing SULLIVAN COUNTY then your TOWN (FALLSBURG) You may then enter the owners name, section, block, lot #, tax bill number or property address.

 

We do not maintain this information after the Tax Collection Warrant has expired on March 31st. Please contact the Sullivan County Treasurer for the most current tax information @ (845) 807 - 0200.

 

 

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Town of Fallsburg, N.Y. (845) 434-8810