4 Park Avenue, PO Box 1
Arkport, NY 14807
Jessica LaFrance, Town Clerk
Term Exp. 12/31/2027
Shannon Smith, Deputy Clerk
The Town Clerk serves as a direct link between the residents and their local government. While Town Clerks are generally credited with issuing licenses, that's only a small part of this complex job. Law mandates many duties, but many more go well beyond those mandates, as Town Clerks serve as a major source of information to all.
The Town Clerk issues State licenses/permits, including dog, marriage, conservation (hunting and fishing), and accessible parking permits, along with Town licenses/permits mandated by law.
Duties of the Registrar
Often the Town Board appoints their Town Clerk as Town Registrar. The Town Registrar becomes the keeper of all birth and death records within that Town. They issue birth and death certificates, burial permits, as well as conducting genealogical searches.
Records Management Officer
A Town Clerk can also be appointed Records Management Officer (RMO), serving as the custodian of all Town records, responsible for active files, storage and disposition of inactive records and the careful maintenance of archival material. As the administer of the Freedom of Information Law, this guarantees your right to know the workings of government.