Town Clerk

DARLENE BELLIS, TOWN CLERK - EMAIL(LINK IS EXTERNAL)

Every town is required by law to have a town clerk.

The Town Clerk's office is frequently considered the center of Town Government.  It is not only the office which is responsible for recording activities of the town government, but it is the central place in which are filed documents and papers vital to the lives of the townspeople.                                          

Death Certificate Corrections - Due to security reasons, the application for The Correction of a Death Certificate is not available on line. Applications are available at the Town Clerk’s Office or may be obtained directly from the DOH

Dog License — The application shall be accompanied by the license fee and a certificate of rabies vaccination. Proof of neutering or spaying is also required. The licensing fee is $7.00, $15.00 for un-neutered or un-spayed. A rabies clinic is held each spring.

Dog License Fee  $ 7
Un-neutered / Un-spayed $15

Marriage License – A marriage license can be obtained Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 am and 2:30 pm by appointment only. There is a $40.00 fee (cash or check). There is a 24 hour waiting period and the license is valid for 60 days.  The following documents are required – a valid picture ID must be shown, a certified birth certificate, and if married prior, copies of all certified filed divorce decrees and/or death certificates. Second ceremonies must bring inoriginal Marriage Certificate.  All documents must be Officially translated in English.

Marriage License Fee $40

Fishing and Hunting License — Information can be obtained at the Town Clerk's office. Fees vary according to type of license. A hunting certificate is needed to purchase a hunting license. Each fall, a current Department of Environmental Conservation pamphlet becomes available at the Town Clerk's office.

Handicap Parking — Handicap parking stickers can only be obtained at the Town Clerk's office if you are a resident of Fishkill. An application needs to be completed by both the resident and a medical physician. 
A physician’s prescription will not be accepted.  A copy of a valid driver’s license is required. No fee is required. 

Genealogy Research — For those who are doing genealogical research, an application for genealogical services is available at the Town Clerk's office. Original records of births and marriages for the entire state begin with 1881. Deaths begin with 1880.  Certified copies cost $11.00. Uncertified copies are $.25 per sheet.

Copies - Certified $11
Copies - Uncertified .25 per copy