- Town Records
- Marriage Licenses
- ****Please arrive before 3:30 pm for issuance of Marriage Licenses****
- The following documents are required, NO EXCEPTIONS CAN BE MADE:
- Valid driver’s license;
- Original Birth Certificate, or Certified Copy with raised seal;
- If previously married, Divorce Decree or Death Certificate must be provided.
- Cost is $40.00 cash, check or credit card
- Marriage license is valid for 60 days
- Death and Birth Records for the Town of Plattsburgh
- Processing of Handicapped Parking Permits – Temporary and Permanent
- Processing of FOIL Requests (forms below)
- Dog Licenses (see Dog Control section below)
- ***WE SELL HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSES AT THE CLERK’S OFFICE!***
- Forms, Applications and Permits in sections below.
Town Clerk Hours *
Monday through Wednesday
9:00 am – 4:00 pm *(see note)
9:00 am – 5:30 pm
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday
The Plattsburgh Town Clerk is the Registrar of Vital Statistics, the official keeper of birth, death and marriage records in a community. The Registrar also issues burial permits and will assist those conducting genealogical searches.
See Town of Plattsburgh Applications, Forms & Permits below.
Note: if you were born in CVPH Medical Center, your Birth Certificate is located in the City Clerk’s office. Their contact info is as follows:
Office Hours & Location:
41 City Hall Place Plattsburgh, NY (Second Floor)
Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sylvia Parrotte City Clerk
Office: (518) 563-7702
Fax: (518) 5625844
Further information can be obtained from the New York State Department of Health at: www.health.state.ny.us/vital_records
Town Board Meetings
The Town Clerk is the recording secretary for the Town Board, and attends all Town Board meetings. The Clerk is the author of the minute books, the only official record of the activities of the Town government. The resulting volumes are retained permanently for legal and historic purposes.
Under the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL), minutes and other town records, are available to the public. An Application for Public Access to Records is available under the Freedom of Information Law FOIL section below.
The Town of Plattsburgh in accordance with New York State Law requires that all dogs that reside in the Town of Plattsburgh that are over 4 months of age be licensed at your local municipality.
The current fee schedule and requirements needed are listed here:
Dog License Fees (updated 09/2021)
The application for a dog license can be found here:
Dog License Application (updated 09/2021)
Please return the completed application, required documentation and fee (see the fee schedule above) to The Town Clerk’s Office located at 151 Banker Rd, Plattsburgh NY 12901. Checks or Money Orders should be made out to “Town of Plattsburgh.”
What To Do If You Find A “Lost” Dog
- If there is a dog at large keep your children and any pets away from the dog.
- Contact the Town Clerk at (518) 562-6830 to report the lost dog during business hours.
- We will first do everything we can to try to reunite the dog with it’s owner. Social media is the fastest way to get the word out about a “found” dog. If the dog’s owner has not been located within a reasonable amount of time the Dog Control Officer will come out when possible to pick the dog up and it will be brought to the Elmore SPCA.
- If the dog is not friendly, do not try to contain the dog or put it in your vehicle. It may bite out of fear. If the Town Clerk’s Office is unavailable contact a local law enforcement agency such as the Clinton County Sheriffs Department or the NY State Police.
All neighbor versus neighbor complaints are considered a non-emergency complaint and will be handled during normal business hours only.
Complaints are documented, a warning letter is sent to the dog owner, if the issue continues and they are in violation of local dog control laws or noise ordinances the complainant may make a written complaint and a ticket may be issued.
If you need to contact Dog Control – contact the Town Clerk at phone number (518) 562-6830. Calls are returned Monday – Friday between 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM following the Plattsburgh Town Clerk’s office hours and holiday schedule.
****Please note: any dog issues within the Plattsburgh City limits are handled by the Plattsburgh City Police Department (518) 563-3411.****
Application for Copy of Birth Record Certificate (PDF)
Application for Copy of Death Record (PDF)
Application for Disability License Plate or Parking Permit (PDF)
Application for Genealogical Services (PDF)
Application for Copy of Marriage Record (PDF)
Application for Solicitors – Peddlers as of 2014-07-28 (PDF)
Town Board, Committee Volunteer Appointment Application (PDF)