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​​Town Clerk's Office

Katie Palmer-House

Town Clerk and Records Management Officer



Bonnie Franks

Deputy Town Clerk and  Registrar


126 East Duncan Hill Road

Dover Plains, New York 12522

Fax: (845) 832-3188

Phone: (845)832-6111

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday

8:00am - 4:00pm

​2nd Saturday each month

9:00am - 1:00pm

Town Board Meeting nights

9:00am - 6:00pm

Helpful Information:

Birth, Death, Genealogical & Marriage Searches and Records

Dog Licenses

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The Town Clerk collects and is responsible for maintaining the Town's official records and historical documents and materials.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 serves a four-year term.

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grants to date totaling tens of thousands of dollars to defray the increasing costs of archiving current records and historical documents.

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)

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.

Department offices located at Town Hall include:

- Town Supervisor

- Town Clerk

- Assessor

- Building and Code Enforcement Departments

- Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

- Information Technology (IT)

- Public Offices: Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals

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 126 East Duncan Hill Road

Dover Plains, New York 12522

p. (845)832-6111

f. (845)832-3188

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