Town Clerk's Office
126 East Duncan Hill Road
Dover Plains, New York 12522
Fax: (845) 832-3188
Regular Office Hours: Monday thru Friday 8am - 4pm, 2nd Saturday of every month 9am - 1pm, and Town Board Meeting nights 9am - 6pm
Phone: (845) 832 - 6111
Email - TownClerk@TownofDoverNY.us
Town Clerk and Records Management Officer
Deputy Town Clerk and Registrar
Town Board Meeting Agenda Items Supporting Documents
Information Regarding Birth, Death, Genealogical & Marriage Searches and Records | Information Regarding Dog Licenses | Information Regarding Conservation Licenses (Fishing, Hunting and Trapping) | Burning Regulations | Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) Requests | Parking Permits for People with Severe Disabilities
The Town Clerk's office is considered to be the initial point of contact for the public. The Town Clerk collects and is responsible for maintaining the Town's official records and historical documents and materials. The Town Clerk is an elected Town official who server a four-year term. Responsibilities of the Town Clerk include, but are not limited to:
- Taking minutes of Town Board meetings
- Records management and archival of all local laws
- Issuance of handicapped parking permits, sporting and dog licenses
- Administration of Freedom of Information (FOIL) requests
- Registration and maintenance of vital statistics (appointed)
The Town Clerk has been awarded eight grants to date totaling tens of thousands of dollars to defray the increasing costs of archiving current records and historical documents.
Minutes of Town Board Meetings: Minutes are considered a permanent record of the motions, resolutions and votes of an open meeting. Draft minutes of the most current town board meeting are available to the public two weeks after the meeting. Copies of prior meeting minutes may be requested through a FOIL request.
To download a FOIL request, please click here
Town Hall Location and Hours of Operation: The Dover Town Hall is located at 126 East Duncan Hill Road in Dover Plains. Regular hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Department offices located at Town Hall include: the Town Supervisor, Town Clerk, Assessor, Building and Code Enforcement Departments, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Information Technology (IT) Departments and public offices for the Planning Board, ZBA and Architectural Review Board.