City/Town Clerk Offices


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General Information
Description of ServiceThe Town Clerk acts as the Registrar of Vital Statistics, the Filing Officer for the Town, the Records Management Officer, the Recording Secretary to the Town Board, the Election Coordinator, and the Case Control Officer. The Town Clerk also issues birth and marriage certificates, licenses and permits for marriages, dogs, hunting and fishing, duck stamps, bingo, games-of- chance licenses, handicapped, peddling and soliciting, trailers, and street excavations. The Town Clerk also can issue Certificates of Residency to individuals who will be attending Hudson Valley Community College. The Town Clerk is responsible for the collection of taxes.
Geographical AreaTown of Poestenkill
Public TransportationCall for details
Facility/ADA AccessCall for details
Intake ProcedureWalk in. Call 518-283-5119.
Intake RequirementsMarriage license: Photo ID and birth certificates. If previously married then proof of death, divorce or annulment must also be presented. Dog license: Proof of rabies vaccination.
Additional RequirementsFor marriage license, both parties must be present to complete the application and sign the affidavit.
Helpful TipsBirth certificates may also be obtained by contacting the NYS Department of Health Bureau of Vital Records at 518-474-2005. Copies of divorce decrees may be obtained at the Rensselaer County Clerk's Office at 518-270-4080.
Client Information
Languages SpokenEnglish
EligibilityMarriage license: both parties must be 18 or older unless a parent has given consent.
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesCall for details
Hours of Operation Mon, Wed, Fri 8:00 am-7:00 pm, Thu 4:00 pm-7:00 pm, Sat 8:00 am-12:00 pm
Contact Information
Physical Site Address 1 38 Davis Drive
Physical Site Address 2 PO Box 210
Physical Site City, State, Zip Poestenkill, NY 12140
Main Phone 518-283-5119 Administrative
Web Address
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Program: TOWN CLERK
This Service: City/Town Clerk Offices
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Animal Licenses (PD-0700.0600)
Birth Certificates (DF-7000.1200)
Charitable Gambling Permits (DF-7000.1390)
City/Town Clerk Offices (TD-6600.4500-040)
Death Certificates (DF-7000.1700-300)
Disability Parking Permits (DF-7000.6550-170)
Fishing Licenses (DF-7000.2200)
Hunting Licenses (DF-7000.3000)
Marriage Certificates (DF-7000.4950)
Marriage Licenses (DF-7000.5000)
Tax Collectors/Examiners (YO-1000.8450)