What does someone have to do to get a Marriage License?
You may purchase your license from any Town or City Clerk in the State of New York. The license cost is $40.00 (check or cash), is good for 60 days and has a 24 hour waiting period from the time of issue. If there have been previous marriages by either of you, you are required to bring the most recent divorce, annulment papers and/or death certificates. Both of you must to come into our office. Picture ID is required for which your driver license or passport can be used and your birth certificate or baptismal record is acceptable for proof of age. --- THERE IS NO BLOOD TEST ---
What do I need to license my dog?
New York State requires all dogs to be licensed at 4 months of age. A current rabies vacation certificate and spay/neuter certificate (if applicable) are required. A spaying or neutering certificate is required for the first license after the procedure is done. From that time on, that information will be printed on the renewal license.
The license of a spayed or neutered dog is $15.00 and an unspayed or unneutered dog is $25.00. A $5.00 late fee will be applied to any dog license renewal after 5 business days from the expiration date.
The license can be obtained by either coming into our office or sending the information and check by mail.
How do I register to Vote?
Both Mail-In New York State Voter Registration forms and Absentee Ballot Applications are available through our office. If you are l8 years old or older, you may register to vote. If you move, even if it is next door, or if your name has changed, you will need to register. The County Board of Elections sends cards to each registered voter stating that they are registered and where their polling place is. If you have any questions about voting or have registered and not received that card you need to contact the County Board of Elections at (607) 778-2172 or 778-2249.
Can I get a Handicapped Parking permit from the Town Clerk?
Yes. Handicapped permits are issued to Town residents only. We have application forms in our office, on line, or we can mail one to you. You need to complete the top portion of this form and your doctor will complete the bottom portion. When the form is completed, we issue the permit immediately.
Where can I get something Notarized?
There are notaries in the Town Hall. There is no charge for this service. Picture ID is required.
Do I get my doing business as license from the Town Clerk?
No. A Doing Business As (DBA) is obtained at the County Clerks Office. If the business will be conducted in the Town of Vestal, you might want to check with our Code Department to see if there are any restrictions or permits needed. They can be reached at (607) 748-1514 Ext 312.
When are Town Board meetings held?
The Vestal Town Board holds Work Sessions Monday evenings at 6:00 PM and Regular Town Board Meetings according to the schedule (see link below) at 6:00 PM in the Vestal Town Board Room 605 Vestal Parkway West. All of these meetings are open to the public.
For the meeting schedule for 2015 click here.
How do I go about getting permission for a block party?
One of the residents of the street has to pass a petition obtaining signatures from 90% of the neighbors in favor of the party. This petition has to be presented to the Town Board. At a regularly scheduled meeting, the Board will approve/deny the request. If the request is approved, the Police Department, Fire Department and Emergency Squad has to be notified.
Can I do Genealogical research at your office?
While all vital records are on file in the Town Clerk's office, our Town Historian assists with genealogical research. She can be reached at her office which is located at the Vestal Public Library. (607) 754-4243. Ask for Margaret Hadsell.