Town Clerk, Tax Collector, Registrar and Notary Public Office
Elizabeth B. Jones, RMC
Office: (315) 376-2641
Fax: (315) 376-2576
Term: 2 years - Term Ends: 12/31/15
8420 State Rte. 812
Lowville, NY 13367
Office Hours: Mon - Fri 10am to 4 pm
Closed for holidays observed by the Town of New Bremen
The Town Clerk hours may vary when in attendance at workshops and seminars.
Any changes will be posted on the Town Clerk's office door.
Town Clerk and Deputy Clerk are Licensed by the State of New York. Proper identification
must be provided and the document must be signed in the presence of the Notary Public.
A blood test is no longer required, but there is a 24-hour waiting period before the license becomes valid; the license remains valid for 60 days. The license is completed at the time of application at the Town Clerk's office.
Please review the following requirements which are also noted on the Marriage Worksheet (please print and bring completed form with you to the office).
• Both parties need to be present at the same time to obtain a marriage license
• A driver's license, birth certificate and/or passport and social security card is required for identification
• If either party has been divorced, you must bring ALL divorce papers
• If either party has been married before and your previous spouse is deceased, please bring the death certificate
• The fee is $40
If you are unable to come to the Town Hall during normal business hours, please call for an appointment that can be arranged at your convenience - (315) 376-2641.
MARRIAGE OFFICIALS (Town Justices can marry anywhere in New York State)
Hon. Errol A. Aucter
Office: (315) 376-3752
Home: (315) 346-1590
New York State law requires all dogs to be licensed by four months of age. Proof of spaying/neutering and current rabies immunizationis required. The license must be renewed each year; you will receive a "notice of renewal" a year from date of purchase of the "original" dog license. If your dog is lost, stolen, dies or you move out of the Town, please notify the Town Clerk's Office so we can update our records.
Dog License Fees - Spayed/Neutered - $10.00
Unspayed/Unneutered - $20.00
Dog Control, Licensing and Leash Law -- The purpose of this Local Law is to provide for the licensing and identification of dogs, the control and protection of the dog population and the protection of persons, property, domestic animals, and deer from dog attack and damage. See Dog Control & Licensing Law for full description.
Handicap Parking Permits
Handicap Parking Permits are issued from your local city, village, or town clerk. DMV does NOT issue these permits.
To be eligible for a permit you must live in New York State, but you need NOT to be a licensed driver or own a vehicle. You must apply in the locality in which you live. Example: a child with a qualifying disability may receive a permit, to be used when riding as a passenger in ANY vehicle.
You must obtain proof of the disability from a medical doctor (MD), doctor of osteopathy (DO), or a doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM, licensed in NYS only).
For more information and to download "Application For A Parking Permit or License Plates, For Persons With Severe Disabilities" go to: http://www.nydmv.state.ny.us/broch/c34.htm
Fishing and Hunting Licenses
Hunting and fishing licenses are available at the Town Clerk’s office during regular business hours. Fees vary according to the license desired. Certificate of hunter safety training course or previous hunting license must be produced for hunting license issuance.
Town & County taxes are collected from January 1st through May 31st. After June 1st you must contact the Lewis Co. Treasurer's office to make a payment (315) 376-5326. If you paid the county/town taxes with my office copies of payment can be obtained by contacting the tax collector.
Reporting Wild Animals -- Under Chapter 680 of the Laws of 2002 enacted General Municipal Law Section 209-cc, requires the annual reporting of the presence of wild animals (for example, certain cats, dogs, snakes, monkeys). Each person owning, possessing or harboring a wild animal as set forth in Section 209-cc must report its presence to the Municipal Clerk's office on or before April 1 of each year. The form for reporting is available at http://www.dhses.ny.gov/ofpc/laws/wildanimals.cfm.