Liberty Town Clerk


Hours:
8:30 - 4:30
Monday -Friday


Town Clerk
Laurie Dutcher

Deputy Town Clerk
Sara Sprague


Town Hall
120 North Main Street
Liberty, NY 12754


Phone
(845) 292-5110
Fax
(845) 292-1310

 

E-Mail: l.dutcher@townofliberty.org

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

For copies of Board Minutes, Board Agendas, Miscellaneous Forms and Applications on file in the Clerk's Office, click on this link to Public Documents.

The following services are provided by the Town Clerk's Office:

Marriage Licenses

  • You must obtain your marriage license at least 24 hours before your wedding ceremony.
  • Your marriage license is good for a period of 60 days
  • Both parties must apply together, in person, for a marriage license
  • No blood test required (Law repealed 8/85)
  • You must show 2 forms of identification: driver’s license plus certified birth certificate
  • If either party is divorced or if a marriage is annulled, certified copies must be presented as proof of such
  • The cost of a marriage license is $40.00 (effective 8/1/03) which is a New York State fee
  • Anyone applying for a marriage license who is 16 or 17 years of age, needs consent of both parent (form available in Town Clerk’s Office) unless one parent has legal custody. In the case of legal custody, that parent must bring in the legal decree proving such

In order to obtain a certified copy of a marriage certificate: 

  • The certificate may only be obtained through the Town where the couple APPLIED for the marriage license
  • Marriage certificates are $10.00 per copy
  • Before receiving a certificate, a request form must be filled out and submitted to the Town Clerk’s Office and the requesting party must present proof of identity

Send completed form, along with proof of identity and relation to the individual, and a check made out to the Liberty Town Clerk in the amount of $10.00

Dog Licenses 

  • Dog Licenses can be obtained by mail or in personProof of rabies and neutering or spaying certificate from you veterinarian must be presented (these records will be returned to you with the license)
  • The fee is $15.50 for unspayed/unneutered or $7.50 if the dog is spayed or neutered ( a $5 discount is offered for seniors 60 and older)
  • Dog licenses must be renewed yearly
  • All dogs must be licensed after 4 months of age


Hunting & Fishing Licenses 


  • Mandatory Hunter Education: A hunter education course is required for persons who cannot provide proof that they have ever possessed a hunting license. The general course is a minimum of 10 hours in length. DEC honors hunter education certificates and sporting licenses from most all other states and countries.
  • Minors under the age of 12 may not obtain a hunting license or hunt wildlife.Back tags must be visibly displayed on the middle of your back while hunting.


Birth Certificates 


  • The certificate may only be obtained from the city, town, or village where the birth took place
  • The requesting individual must be the individual or the parents to the named individual, an attorney for the individual or estate, or possess power of attorney and show proof of such
  • Birth Certificates are $10.00 per copy
  • Before receiving a certificate, a request for must be filled out at the Town Clerk’s office and the requesting party must present proof of identity
Send completed form, along with proof of identity and relation to the individual, and a check made out to the Liberty Town Clerk in the amount of $10.00


Death Certificates
 

  • The certificate may be obtained through the city, town or village in which the death occurred
  • The requesting party must be a first degree relative to the named individual, an attorney for the individual or the executor of the estate and show proof of such
  • Death certificates are $10.00 per copy
  • Before receiving a death certificate a request form must be filled out at the Town Clerk’s Office and the requesting party must present proof of identity. 

Handicap Parking Permits

  • A physician must fill out a application stating the medical disability or limitation
  • The Town Clerk will then issue a temporary or permanent handicap sticker to the applicant for use in transportation

Other services provided by the Town Clerk’s Office are:

·       Freedom of Information Requests

·         Minutes

·         Licensing

·         Permits

·         Auditing Town Bills

·         Collect Water & Sewer Bills

·         Legal notices

·         Collector of Taxes

Please feel free to contact the Town Clerk’s Office and we will be more than happy to assist you.