Town Clerk's Office
Town Clerk's Office
Donna R. Garfinkel, RMC - Town Clerk
1375 Ridge Road
PO Box 330
Lewiston, NY 14092
e-mail: [email protected]
Phone: (716) 754-8213, ext. 222 & 256
1-800-559-7122 - Sanborn residents only
Fax: (716) 754-2821
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The Town Clerk's Office is the center of the Town government and the office involves a great variety of duties and responsibilities. The office is responsible for keeping a complete and accurate record of all Town Board proceedings. Residents can obtain dog licenses, vital records, a marriage license, fishing and hunting license, dump permit, solicitation permit and other records. Special arrangements can be made for after-hours assistance. All in-office Town Clerk Office transactions are payable by cash or check only.
We are available during normal business hours. The office is open 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The second and fourth Monday of every month the Town Hall is open 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
The Town Clerk and Deputy Town Clerk are Notary Public's. Proper identification must be submitted and the person must sign their document in our presence. This service is free.
DOGS: It is important all dogs be licensed as required by the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets. A valid rabies certificate is needed for new dogs and renewals. Fee for spayed/neutered dogs is $10.00; unspayed/unneutered is $20.00. Senior residents, 65 & over will receive a $5.00 discount. Any questions should be directed to Lewiston Dog Control Officer Dave Sherriff at (716) 754-8213, ext. 255, cell - 609-4480, or the Clerk's Office at 754-8213.
VITAL RECORDS: (birth, death, marriage) The Lewiston Registrar's Office has birth, death and marriage records for those records occurring in the Town of Lewiston from 1881 to present. Mt. St. Mary's Hospital opened in Lewiston on February 14, 1965. If you were born at Mt. St. Mary's Hospital prior to that date, your certificate will be filed in the City of Niagara Falls. If coming in to the Clerk's Office in person, proof of identity must be shown and the $10.00 fee is payable by cash or check only. If applying by mail, complete the application and mail to the Town Clerk's Office with photo identification, fee payable by money order only, and a self-addressed stamped envelope. Mail to: Lewiston Town Clerk, P.O. Box 330, Lewiston, New York 14092.
MARRIAGE LICENSE: Marriage licenses can be obtained in the Clerk's Office for a marriage taking place within New York State. Both parties need to be present. The Clerk is required to see photo identification and a long form birth certificate containing both parents name. If this is not your first marriage, the Clerk is required to see divorce papers or death certificate, whichever it may be, for all prior marriages. The license must be obtained at least 24-hours prior to the ceremony and is valid for 60-days. The Town of Lewiston charges $40, payable by cash, check or credit card ($3 convenience fee applies)
CONSERVATION LICENSE: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (www.dec.ny.gov) license season is October 1 - September 30, each calendar year. The Town Clerk is required to see proof of New York State residency to obtain a resident license. Acceptable proof is a New York State Drivers License, New York State Non-Drivers ID, W-2 Form or Voters Registration.
Fishing - As of February, 2014 the NYS DEC has changed the license year to a calendar year, from date of purchase. All persons 16 and older must have a valid fishing license in their possession while fishing. Season License - $25, Senior (70 and older) - $5. Purchase a lifetime license and avoid future fee increases.
Hunting - Minors under the age of 12 may not obtain a hunting license. When applying for a license the Clerk is required to see either a Hunter Education Certificate or a past-years license.
ELECTIONS: The Town of Lewiston has 14 election districts within the Village and Town. Residents with questions regarding their eligibility or polling place should contact the Niagara County Board of Elections at (716) 438-4040 or (716) 438-4041. http://www.elections.niagara.ny.us
Absentee Ballots can be completed and forwarded to the Board of Elections.
GARBAGE/RECYCLING COLLECTION: Modern Disposal collects garbage/recycling for the Town. Collection is every Monday, except when the holiday falls on New Years Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day and Christmas Day. Collection will be the following day. Refuse should not be set out before 5 pm on Sunday, and empty containers must be removed from curbside by 6 pm, Monday. Modern Disposal will take one large item (mattress, couch, table etc.) with your regular garbage pick-up on Monday. Damaged or lost recycling bins can be replaced free of charge to Town residents. An additional recycling bin can be purchased at the Town Clerk's office during regular business hours for $8. Arrangements for large/bulk pickup must be made with Modern Disposal Services at (716) 754-8226 - http://www.moderncorporation.com
Modern Disposal and the Town have arranged to provide free dumping privileges for Town residents at Modern Landfill located at Pletcher/Harold Road the first Saturday of each month. A permit needs to be obtained from the Clerk's Office at no cost.
HAZARDOUS WASTE: At this time the Town Clerk's office can recommend calling Hazman, Hazardous Waste Management For Your Home & Business. They are located at 177 Wales Avenue, Tonawanda, NY - 716-998-8073 www.hazmanusa.com
The Niagara County Landfill & Recycling site has closed its operations temporarily. Please refer to www.rethinkyourwaste.com or call 716-439-7250.
HANDICAP PERMIT: The Clerk's Office issues Disability Handicap permits to Town of Lewiston residents only. Village residents need to apply at the Village Office. An application must be completed by a licensed physician, submitted to the Clerk's Office with identification (driver's license) and a permit will be issued.
FOIL REQUEST: (Freedom of Information) Any information requested from any department in the Town should be requested by returning the completed following form to the Clerk's Office.
DICKERSONVILLE CEMETERY: The Cemetery, located on Ridge Road, is owned and maintained by the Town of Lewiston. Plots can be purchased at the Town Clerk's Office, at $300.00 for residents and $400.00 for non-residents. Contact the Clerk's Office for further information. Dickersonville Cemetery Plot Map
BOARD AND COMMISSION: The Town of Lewiston has several Boards and Commissions that residents are encouraged to join. They are as follows: Assessment Review Board; Cable Commission; CWM Siting Board; Environmental Commission; Board of Ethics; Historic Preservation Commission; Lewiston Library Board of Trustees; Lighting Advisory Board; Modern CAC; Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee; Planning Board; Senior Advisory Board; Signage Committee; Tower/Wind Energy Reseach Committee; Zoning Board of Appeals.
Please complete the following application and submit to the Town Clerk's Office.