Registrar

Birth/Death/Marriage Records – General Information

Genealogical searches are performed by Town Clerk Staff members ONLY. Records are not available for public inspection.

Birth Records for other than genealogical purposes are available for legally documented reasons if requested by someone other than the person or parents named on the certificate. Legal Guardians not named on the certificate must provide court certified legal guardian papers.

Death Records for other than genealogical purposes are available for legally documented reasons if requested by someone other than parent, spouse or child of the deceased.

Marriage Records for other than genealogical purposes are available for legally documented reasons if requested by someone other than the bride or groom.

Information found as a result of a genealogical search is available after the following time table:

  • Birth - 75 years after person is suspected of being deceased.
  • Death - 50 years after person is known to be deceased.
  • Marriage - 50 years after both bride and groom are believed to be deceased.

Searches are performed as time allows and is dependent upon what information is provided at the time of the request. Searches covering time spans of five or more years require more time.

No verifications will be given over the phone or in person without adequate proof of identity and the necessity of access to the record. Written requests must be notarized and accompanied with photo identification.

Vital Records are not subject to the NYS Freedom of Information Law.

MARRIAGE INFORMATION:

Getting hitched without a hitch

Guidelines for applying for a Marriage License:

  1. License fee is $40.00 payable by cash or check. DO NOT TAKE CREDIT OR DEBIT CARDS
  2. Both Bride & Groom need to be present at the time of the application.
  3. Photo driver’s license or non driver’s license for proof of identity. Passports issued after 9/11/2001 may be used if a drivers or non drivers identification is not available.
  4. Certified Long Form Birth Certificate for proof of birth name.
  5. If this is not the first marriage for either applicant, Certified Divorce Decrees for each and every previous marriage must be provided. The date(s), City and State of decree and which party filed for the divorce is recorded on the new application. If the marriage ended with the death of a spouse a Certified Death Certificate is required.
  6. Must be 18 years of age or have parental consent. (Both parents must be present to sign the consent form) or one parent with documentation showing sole custody, or death certification of a deceased parent or legal documentation of abandonment.
  7. Once the license is purchased, there is a 24 hour waiting period before the license can be used.
  8. The license is valid for only 60 days.
  9. Your license is filed in the Town where purchased and not where the marriage occurs.
  10. You may apply for your license at any Town or City Clerk in New York State. Should you choose this office, you must arrive by 3:45 p.m. Monday thru Thursday, OR by 11:00 AM on Fridays