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Desiree Potvin
Town Clerk, Registrar, Notary

phone icon (845) 928-6829 ext. 7
fax icon (845) 928-7380
email icon Email
map icon 615 Route 32
    P.O. Box 1004
    Highland Mills, NY 10930

Nicole Young
Deputy Town Clerk, Notary Public

Tracy Maggio
Records Clerk, Notary Public

Office Hours

Monday- Friday
8am - 4pm

Dog Licenses

If you already have a dog license and would like to renew online, CLICK HEREThere is a $1.75 surcharge for renewing online.

If you do not already have a dog license, pdf CLICK HERE (69 KB)  to download the dog license application.

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. 


Marriage Licenses

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 CLICK HERE (67 KB)  for the instruction letter and pdf CLICK HERE (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 CLICK HERE (49 KB)  to download the application.