- Town Clerk's Office
Town Clerk's Office
About the Town Clerk
The Office of Town Clerk is a diversified position with many duties and responsibilities that are contained mainly in Section 30 NY.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. 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 Freedom of Information (FOIL) Requests (PDF). She is also a Notary Public.
The Town Clerk is responsible for certifications 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 Department of State. Maintains Local Law Book. Updates Town Code Book and maps as laws are adopted and distributes updates to all Boards and appropriate employees.
The Town Clerk is responsible for all license sales and fees received during the month. Monthly financial reports 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 Registrant to maintain strict confidentially regarding birth, marriage and death records.
Genealogy Search Fees Vary Depending on your search, please see application (PDF).
- Birth Certificates (PDF): $ 10 per copy of birth certificate
- Death Certificates (PDF): $ 10 per copy of death certificate
- Marriage Licenses (PDF): $40 per license to be married, $10 per copy of marriage certificate
Marriage Licenses are issued Monday through Friday, 9 am to 3 pm only. Appointments are encouraged.
Please bring three forms of valid identification when you apply for a Marriage License, such as your Current Driver's License, Certified Birth Certificate, Social Security Number, Current Passport or Current Non-Driver's I.D.
Both parties must be present at time of license registration.
Please bring prior Certified Divorce Papers or Certified Death Certificate should either apply.
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.
This office also collects payments for town water, sewer, garbage bills.
We do not accept credit cards in the office and would ask that you make every effort to bring exact change should you wish to pay in cash.
Please keep in mind if you have a water, sewer, or garbage bill that is due on a date that falls on a weekend, the town clerk will accept payment 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.
Please do not leave cash as we cannot accept it from the drop box.