TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
TOWN CLERK/TAX COLLECTOR: Lorrie S. Naegele
Hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday-Thursday, and by special appointment
Telephone: 315-789-3922, Ext. 302
If you were born in GENEVA GENERAL HOSPITAL CONTACT -CITY OF GENEVA 315-789-2603
The town clerk serves residents directly through the issuance of licenses and records management as required by state laws. The town clerk is the custodian of town records and must maintain the local law and ordinance books. In addition, the town clerk serves as recording secretary for town board meetings and must provide accurate meeting minutes.
The town clerk also performs administrative duties on behalf of the state and town government, as mandated by state laws. These duties include collection of water and sewer rents, providing public notices and reporting appointments and vacancies of public offices.
LICENSES, PERMITS AND CERTIFICATES
Decals – Hunting and fishing licenses
Marriage Licenses – by appointment
Handicap Permits – can only be acquired in the town or city in which your residence is located.
Birth and Death certificates – Persons who were born or died at Geneva General Hospital have certificates filed in the City of Geneva. Please call 315-789-2603 for those records.
PAYMENTS - The town accepts payments of cash or check, which can also be placed in the drop box by the flag pole out front. Paying with credit/debit cards is available On-Site only. There is a service fee of 2.65% (minimum fee = $1.00) to business and property owners that use the credit/debit cards. Credit/debit cards can be used to pay for the following items:
- Dog License
- Trash and recycling
- Water & Sewer payments
- Building Permits
- Zoning Permits
- Hunting and Fishing License
The Town Clerk is responsible for the Minute Book. The Minute Book is the only official record of the activities of Town government. The resulting volumes are retained permanently for legal and historic purposes.
RECORDS MANAGEMENT OFFICER
By State Law, the Town Clerk is custodian of all Town records, and is responsible for the security and maintenance of archival material. The Town Clerk is the Administrator of the Freedom of Information Law, which guarantees your right to know the workings of government.
The Town Clerk is responsible for maintaining records of adopted Town Ordinances and Local Laws, Town Oaths of Office, resignations, petitions, proof of publications, etc., as well as the filing of burial permits for cemeteries located within the Town.
It is mandated that the Town Clerk maintain a public signboard located in the Town Hall. The usual notice posted here is for Special Meetings, Public Hearings, etc.
REGISTRAR OF VITAL STATISTICS
As the custodian of all birth and death records within the municipality, the Town Clerk is responsible to file. Also, to issue birth and death certificates as well as burial permits.
Genealogical searches can be conducted through the office of the Town Clerk.