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, Licensing Officer and Marriage Officer. I am also responsible for issuing all conservation licenses (fishing, hunting, trapping, etc.), dog licenses, marriage licenses, vendor’s/peddler’s permits, disabled parking permits, and other licenses mandated by various state and local laws.
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. I am also a Notary Public. My 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, updates the Town Code Book and maps as laws are adopted and distributes updates to all Boards and corresponding departments. The Town Clerk publishes Bid Notices, receives sealed bids, conducts bid openings, submits results to the Town Board for bid award, notifies successful bidder.
The Town Clerk is responsible for filing monthly financial reports which are prepared with remittance of fees collected to State Agencies and local revenue is turned over to Town Supervisor.
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. No information will be given out over the telephone.
Water, Sewer and Garbage Bill Payments
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. (845) 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 cannot bring the exact amount due, we will post a credit to your account which will be applied to your next bill.
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.
The Clerks Office is 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 and can be accessed via the red box above “Tax Roll”.
Tax bill information is available on the web (this site is maintained by my office until March 31st). New owners, subdivisions, or property merges are not shown until the following year. To access your tax bill, click the red box “2020 Tax Lookup” above. Once you reach the website, access the tax bill by choosing 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.