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Town Clerk

Town Clerk Duties

The Town Clerk’s Office is usually referred to as the HUB of local government. A vast majority of Town business passes through this office for such things as filing, certification, retention, notarization or transmittal, to name a few. The variety of duties & responsibilities are contained mainly in Town Law §30.


State and Federal mandates are an important part of the duties performed. Responsible for certification or documentation of action taken by the Town Board for legal purposes such as filing, court cases, etc. Oaths of Office must be filed in the Town Clerk’s Office.

The Town Clerk's Office updates and makes available to public:

Zoning Ordinance and map, Subdivision Regulations, Municipal Code, and Industrial Appraisal. 

Attends Town Board Meetings and Town Board Work Sessions and prepares minutes of the meetings which must contain all official actions taken by the Town Board.

Certifies and files all Local Laws with the New York State Department of State. A Local Law Book is retained as required by law.

BIDS: Publishes Bid Notices, distributes bid packets to bidders, conducts bid opening, prepares minutes of the bid opening, retains bid bonds, submits to Town Board for bid award, notifies successful bidder, files necessary documentation.

Retains file of Performance Bonds and Inspection fees on deposit with the Town for Subdivisions, Gravel Banks, Street Openings and Driveway Permits.

Issuing Agent for many NYS Agencies including Dept. of Health, Dept. of Environmental Conservation, Agriculture & Markets, Racing & Wagering Board and Dept. of Motor Vehicles.

Prepares department budget, provides monthly financial reports to State / County and Town.

Most importantly the Town Clerk’s Office strives to serve the residents of the Town of Blooming Grove in an efficient, helpful and professional manner.


Other titles held by the Town Clerk
Notary Public Registrar of Vital Statistics
Records Access Officer Office Administrator
Records Management Officer Election Coordinator
Registered Municipal Clerk
 Items available at the Town Clerks Office
 Licenses Permits 
 Conservation Licenses  Deer Management
Hunt, Fish, Trap, Etc.   Turkey Permits
Marriage Licenses Driveway Permits
Marriage Transcripts  Street Openings
Dog Licenses  Handicap Parking
Bingo Licenses Public Assembly 
Games of Chance Licenses  Amplified Sound
Peddlers License  Garage Sale Permits
Other Items Available
Zoning Ordinances Subdivision Regulations
Zoning & Base Maps Municipal Code | Online
Photocopies Local Laws
Town Board Minutes Notices of Defect
Insurance Information Certified Copies
Voter Registration Forms/Cards General Information




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Marriage Certificate Requirements

A person is required to establish proof of age and identity by submitting to the issuing clerk one of the following age related documents:

  • Proof of Date of Birth: Birth Certificate, Baptismal Record, Census Record or Naturalization Record

And, one of the following identity related documents:

  • Proof of Identity with Photo Identification:  Driver's License, Passport, Immigration Record, Employment Picture ID

Please also note the following:

  • A 24 hour waiting period after you and your prospective spouse to obtain your license is required by New York State Law
  • Marriage licenses are valid for 60 days from the date of issuance
  • Fee is $40. 
  • Both parties must appear to obtain a marriage license and must be 18 years of age


Freedom of Information Law Form (FOIL)

Garage and Yard Sale Law / Garage and Yard Sale Permit Application

Town Property Facility Use Form / Facility Use Rules and Regulations

Handicap Parking Permit Application 

Dog Application

Tow Rotation Application 2023-2024