All dogs in New York State, at least four months of age, must be licensed. Since Orange County has been declared a “rabies-free county,” a dog license cannot be issued without proof the dog has an up-to-date rabies vaccination. The fee is $20.00 for dogs not spayed/neutered, and $10.00 for dogs that are. Proof of spaying/neutering must be submitted to the Clerk's office before the discount can be given. If a dog is licensed as a result of enumeration, a $5.00 fee is added. Licenses range from one to three years in length. Seniors 65+ have reduced fees of $3.00 for unaltered dogs and $1.00 for altered dogs.
Both individuals to be wed must be present when applying for a marriage license. The fee is $40.00. It must be obtained at least 24 Hours prior to the ceremony and is valid for 60 days. A driver's license or passport and a certified birth certificate, must be presented as well as all final divorce papers (if applicable). An appointment is needed to obtain a marriage license. Once an appointment is made, the license will be issued while the couple waits about 10 minutes. After the marriage is complete, the couple will receive an original marriage certificate from the Town Clerk by mail. Each additional certified copy costs $10.00. pdf
(67 KB) for the instruction letter and pdf
(329 KB) for the marriage form.
Hunting / Fishing Licenses
Proof of hunter safety must be presented when applying for a hunting license. If the applicant also wants an archery stamp, proof of the successful completion of a bow hunter safety course is required. Proof of NYS residency must also be presented, or higher out-of-state fees must be charged. Only proof of residency is required to purchase a fishing license. All fees for hunting, fishing, and specialty stamps are established by the State of New York.
Garage Sale License
Garage Sale Licenses are $5.00 application fee AND a $50.00 returnable deposit for signs. pdf
(49 KB) to download the application.