The Clerk’s office is the general information center for the Town of Harrietstown. Please feel free to e-mail or call if you have questions for any of our offices. We will be happy to direct your request to the appropriate party.
The Town Clerk’s office is responsible for the upkeep of the Town’s records, including Marriage. We issue DEC Hunting & Fishing Licenses as well as Dog Licenses. We are responsible for recording the minutes for each Town Board meeting.
The Clerk also is a certified notary public.
FEES: The fee to use a debit a credit card is 2.85% plus $0.40 per transaction
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Certified copies of Marriage Licenses are available for a $10 fee per copy.
Use Application for a Marriage Record document below.
Genealogy copies (uncertified copies) of the following types of records are available for genealogy research purposes: Marriage certificates – if on file for at least 50 years and the couple are both known to be deceased.
A couple who intends to be married in New York State must apply in person for a marriage license. PLEASE E-MAIL OR CALL TO SET UP AN APPOINTMENT to meet in person with the Town Clerk or Deputy Town Clerk. The application for a license must be signed by both parties in the presence of the clerk. A representative cannot apply for the license on behalf of the couple.
- When should we get our license?
Although the marriage license is issued immediately, the marriage ceremony may not take place within 24 hours from the exact time that the license was issued. A marriage license is valid for 60 days, beginning the day after it is issued.
- How much does the license cost?
The marriage license costs $40 and can be paid by check or cash. This fee includes the issuance of a Certificate of Marriage Registration. Additional Certificate of Marriage can be obtained by this office for $10 per copy.
- What do we need to bring?
Two (2) forms of identification, i.e.: Birth Certificate (with raised seal) or Naturalization record and a Driver’s license, Passport, Employment ID, Immigration record or Social Security card must be provided to obtain a marriage license. Divorce papers or death certificates are also needed, if applicable.
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Hunting and Fishing Licenses are available for sale in the Town Clerk’s office.
Please visit the NYS DEC website for fees and requirements: http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/96306.html
Agriculture & Market
Dogs in the Town of Harrietstown must be licensed with the Town Clerk. Current Rabies Certificate is required. The maximum fine for an unlicensed dog is $250. Licenses must be renewed annually; $10 for spayed/neutered and $20 unaltered dogs.
Please bring the following documentation:
If the dog is spayed or neutered – a certificate from a licensed veterinarian showing that the dog has been spayed or neutered, unless this proof is already on file with the Town Clerk.
ALL dogs three months or older must have proof of a rabies vaccination signed by a licensed veterinarian.
Checks payable to the Town of Harrietstown for the appropriate license fee.
The license will be valid for one year, and renewals will be mailed to the owner.
Handicap Vehicle Tag
Handicap tags belong to the person and not the vehicle. Therefore, the tag can be moved from vehicle to vehicle. Only one tag can be issued per person.
The website below is a direct link to the Department of Motor Vehicles application for a handicap tag. Applications are also available in the Town Clerk’s Office.
The form must be completed by a physician and a valid driver’s license is required.
The following are eligible to purchase lots in the Harrietstown Cemetery:
Voters in the Town of Harrietstown or the incorporated portion of Harrietstown in the Village of Saranac Lake.
Taxpayers in the Town of Harrietstown or the incorporated portion of Harrietstown in the Village of Saranac Lake.
Persons who have close family members already buried in the old section of the cemetery. Family members limited to grandparents, parents, brothers and sisters.
For more information please see the Rules and Regulations for the Harrietstown Cemetery document below.