clerk

Walt Kershenski

Town Clerk
Tax Collector
Website Administrator       

phone icon (585) 344-1554 ext. 4
fax 16 (585) 345-0592
email icon Email

house white 16 8903 Route 237
     P.O. Box 52
     Stafford, NY 14143 

    

Office Hours

Monday: 9:30am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9:30am - 1pm
                 4:30pm - 8pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 9:30am - 5pm
Friday: 9:30am - 5pm
Saturday: 8-11am Sept-May 
Closed Saturdays June - Aug

 Closed Tuesday evening Nov. 8, 2016 for election at Town Hall.

Closed Friday Nov 11, 2016 for Veterans day. 

The Town Clerk’s Office continues to be the focal point for business here in the Town of Stafford. There is always something going on. Everything from collecting taxes, taking reservations for summer activities at Emery Park, issuing permits for handicapped parking or permits for fireworks displays etc. to administering a Town Web site.…… Meanwhile, I have been trying to keep the town web site up to date. Please check the Home Page on the Stafford Web site for any important announcements. You will also find a draft copy of the ‘Town Comprehensive Plan’ on this site. I am pleased to say that I have been getting positive feedback about the web site and I am always open to suggestions for improvements or content. Please take time to check it out at www.townofstafford.org. Finally, please feel free to contact me via email. It is just another easy convenient way to get in touch with me for any of your needs or questions. I am looking forward to hearing from you or seeing you in my office.

Your Stafford Town Clerk,
Walt Kershenski 


Services Rendered

Permits
Zoning, Building, Handicapped

Licensing
Marriage Licenses
Conservation - Hunting and Fishing Licenses
Dog Licenses

Registrar Vital Statistics
Birth, Death, Marriage

Tax Collection (Town and County)
During Normal Business Hours  

Notary Public Service
During Normal Business Hours

Forms
Voter Registration

Emery Park Reservations
May through October
Rules of the Park and Tennis Courts

FOIL
Freedom of Information Administration (FOIL)

Dogs in the Town of Stafford are required to be licensed. A valid rabies certificate as well as a certificate of spay/neuter is required. Fees are: 

  • Spayed/Neutered: $6.00/dog/year ($5.00 Town/$1.00 Animal Population Fund (APF) Surcharge) 

  • Unspayed/Unneutered: $18.00/dog/year (15.00 Town/$3.00 APF Surcharge) 

  • Purebred: $30.00—up to ten (10) registered purebred dogs/year plus the applicable APF surcharges 
    • $60.00—11 to 25 registered purebred dogs/year plus the applicable APF surcharges 
    • $100.00—26 to 100 registered purebred dogs/year plus the applicable APF surcharges 

  • Replacement License Tag: $3.00 

  • Impoundment/Seizure: As set forth in Section 117 in NYS Ag & Market Law 

Applications are available in the Town Clerk's Office and must be completed by the applicant and their physician. Permits are issued either in person or by mail.

Yes, New York State Conservation Licenses may be obtained at the Town Clerk's Office. Hunters should bring their driver's license and either an old hunting license or a hunter education certificate when applying. No certification is necessary for fishing licenses. The fee varies according to the license type.

You must provide a valid Photo ID and a birth certificate or naturalization papers. If you have been married before, a certified Decree of Divorce or Death Certificate for each marriage, is required. Prospective Applicants must come together to apply for a license at least 24 hours before the wedding, but no more than 60 days in advance.  There is a $40 fee for a Marriage License. 

We accept Credit Cards ( MasterCard/Visa)  for fees in the Town Clerks Office.

Copies of vital records for those individuals who were born, died or obtained their marriage license in the Town are on file in the Town Clerk's Office. The fee is $10 per copy. You may request a copy by mail or in person.

We accept Credit Cards ( MasterCard/Visa)  for fees in the Town Clerks Office.

A Freedom of Information form (FOIL) is available here. The Town is also required to accept and respond to FOIL requests via email as well.  

Check with our office to determine if the day you are interested in is available. Complete the application in the Town Hall, or on our website at the Pavilion Reservation Request Form.

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