Town Clerk

Colden Town Clerk

Christina M. Kerlin

Town of Colden: 2017-tax-notice

Phone

(716) 941-5012

TO OBTAIN 2017 or 2016 TAX INFORMATION: https://nytaxglance.com/tax/tcolden.php

You can now pay your County taxes with credit card payments. A service fee applies. 2.75% of amounts over $64 or a minimum charge of $1.75 if under $64. E-Checks are also accepted. An access fee of $2.50 is charged for transactions under $1,999.99. For transactions between $2,000.00 and $3,999.99 the access fee is $5.00.

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Passport Services

Passport applications are accepted at the Town Clerk’s Office during regular business hours. Your completed application will be processed and forwarded to Passport Services on the same day that you apply.

Normally, you can expect your passport to arrive within six (6) weeks via first class mail. Passport processing fees vary depending on type of passport and age of applicant. Expedited service is available from the United States Department of State for an additional fee. Accepted forms of payment include personal checks and money orders.

All persons, including newborn infants, are required to obtain passports in their own names for travel to most foreign countries.

You must bring acceptable proof of United States Citizenship (i.e. a certified birth certificate and/or a previous passport) and proof of identity (i.e. a previous passport or a driver’s license). Anyone who is applying for a new passport must apply in person. Children must be accompanied by their parents when applying for a passport. All passport applications must include two passport photos. Passport applications must be signed in the presence of a passport agent.

Application forms are available at the Colden Town Clerk’s office.

For additional information, visit the website: “US Department of State Passport Services”

Notary Public Services

The Town Clerk’s Office also provides notary services. You may bring your unsigned document, along with your driver’s license to the office and we can assist in helping you. There is no charge for this service.

Hunting Licenses

All hunters may obtain a hunting or fishing license in the Town Clerk’s Office. You will need to bring your driver’s license or previous hunting or fishing license and if you are a first time hunter, you need to bring your certificate from all courses you attended.

For additional information, visit the DEC website: “NYS Department of Environmental Conservation”

How to obtain dog licenses

The Town Clerk’s Office acts as the issuing agent of licenses for dogs in the Town of Colden. All dogs require a license at the age of four months.

In order to license your dog, you will need:

  • Proof of rabies vaccination.
  • Certification from a licenses veterinarian if the dog is spayed/neutered.

The fees for licensing a dog are:

  • $5.00 for a spayed or neutered dog.
  • $13.00 for a unspayed or unneutered dog.

How to obtain a marriage license

Marriage licenses can be applied for at the Town Clerk’s Office. Both parties must be present and have the following:

  • Proper photo identification; either a driver’s license, non-driver ID card, passport or military ID.
  • Birth certificate.
  • Proof of end of all previous marriages.

The fee for a marriage license is $40. The license is not valid for 24 hours and is valid for sixty days.

How to obtain a handicap parking permit

You are eligible for a handicap parking permit if you are a New York State resident having a disability that impairs your mobility. The application form is available at our office and must be completed by your doctor and returned to our office to obtain the handicap parking permit. You must reside in the Town of Colden to obtain the parking permit from our office. Please bring your driver’s license or non-driver identification card with you when you come to our office

How to obtain tax receipts

Your request for tax receipts can be faxed to our office at (716) 941-9335 or by mail. The mailing address: Town of Colden, 8812 State Road, PO Box 335, Colden, NY 14033.

Voter Registration

Voter registration forms are available at the Town Hall. If you are a new Colden resident or have merely moved across the street, YOU MUST RE-REGISTER.

Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Law, effective January 1, 1979, reaffirms your right to know how your government operates. It provides rights of access to records reflective of governmental decisions and policies that affect the lives of every New Yorker. If there is information you would like to retrieve from the Town of Colden. You can request a form from our office or write a letter and send it to the Town of Colden, 8812 State Road, PO Box335 Colden, NY 14033. Please detail exactly what you are looking for. There will be a charge of $.25 per page for the information requested.

How to obtain genealogy information

Your request for genealogy can be faxed to our office at (716) 941-9335 or by mail. The mailing address: Town of Colden, 8812 State Road, Colden NY 14033. Genealogy responses may not be answered immediately as the information is researched when the clerk’s staff has time from the office’s regular duties.

How to obtain a birth certificate

For any births in the Town of Colden, you may request a certified copy of your birth certificate from our office. The New York State fee is $10 for each certified copy.

You must be at least 18 years of age to obtain your birth certificate. The parents listed on the birth certificate can also obtain certified copies of the birth certificate. By order of a New York State Court, a spouse, child or other person may obtain a copy of a birth certificate.
You may request your birth certificate in person or at our office by completing the application form noting all your pertinent personal information and presenting valid identification or you may request your birth certificate by mail noting your birth name, date of birth, parent’s names (including mother’s maiden name) and including a photocopy of your valid identification as well as your return address. The mailing address is:
Town of Colden, 8812 State Road, PO Box 335, Colden, NY 14033. Please include a money order or check payable to the Town of Colden in the amount of $10 for each certificate requested.

How to obtain a death certificate

For any deaths in the Town of Colden, you may request a certified copy of the death certificate from our office. The New York State fee is $10 for each certified copy requested. You must be the spouse, parent or child of the deceased to obtain the death certificate or have a documented lawful right or claim; documented medical need or New York State Court Order. If the applicant is not the spouse, parent or child of the decedent, a lawful right or claim must be documented. An example of a lawful right or claim would be a death record needed by the applicant to claim a benefit. Documentation would consist of an official letter from the agency verifying that to process the claim they require from the applicant a copy of the requested death record.

You may request the death certificate in person at our office by completing the application form noting all pertinent information about the decedent and your relationship to the decedent and presenting valid identification or you may request the death certificate by mail by noting the name of the decedent, date of death, your relationship to the decedent and include a photocopy of your valid identification as well as your return address. The mailing address: Town of Colden, 8812 State Road PO Box 335, Colden, NY 14033. Please include a money order or check payable to the Town of Colden in the amount of $10 for each certificate requested.

How to obtain a certified copy of a marriage record

The records for marriage licenses are maintained at the office where the marriage license was obtained (and not where the marriage ceremony took place). You may request a certified copy of your marriage certificate from our office if you applied for your license at our office. Either the bride or groom may obtain the certified copy or a person who has a documented judicial or other proper purpose or by New York State Court order. The New York State fee is $10 for each certified copy.

You may request the marriage certificate in person at our office by completing the application form noting all pertinent information about the marriage and presenting valid identification or you may request the marriage certificate by mail by noting the names of the bride and groom and date of marriage and include a photocopy of your valid identification as well as your return address. The mailing address: Town of Colden, 8812 State Road, PO Box 335, Colden, NY 14033. Please include a money order or check payable to the Town of Colden in the amount of $10 for each certificate requested.