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What are the office hours at the New Haven Town Hall?

Town Clerk: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8-3:30; Thursday 8-6; Friday 8-12

Assessor: Monday 9-1; Tuesday Closed; Wednesday 9-1; Thursday 1-6; Friday 9-12

Building Inspector: Monday 1-2; Tuesday 4-6; Wednesday 1-2; Thursday 1-2; Friday Closed ; (Tuesday Hours) Winter By Appointment Only

Court Clerk: Monday Closed; Tuesday 9-12; Wednesday 10:30-1:15; Thursday Non-court nights 5-6 ; Fridays Closed

Court: 1st & 3rd Thursdays 7:00 PM

How do I get an Absentee Ballot?

You can get information on absentee ballots and download application for an absentee ballot at http://oswegocounty.com/boe/absentee.html

How do I get a copy of a Birth Certificate?

If the request is for Genealogy information see “How do I request Genealogy Information” below.

A certified copy or a certified transcript of a birth certificate may be issued only:

  • To a person with a New York State Court Order;

  • To the person named on the birth certificate, if 18 years of age or older;

  • To the parents of the person named on the birth certificate;

  • To the lawful representative of the person named or the parents of the person named on the birth certificate;

  • To the commissioner of Health;

  • To a municipal, state or federal agency when needed for official purposes

A certification of birth may be issued;

  • To the person named on the birth certificate, if under 18 years of age;

  • To a person named on the birth certificate, if over 18 years of age, if a certification is what they prefer

  • To a person who can demonstrate the record is required for a judicial or other proper purpose.

To request a copy of a birth certificate submit the following to: New Haven Town Clerk, PO Box 141, New Haven, NY 13121:

  • An Application to Local Registrar for Copy of Birth Record;

  • An Acceptable Identification;

  • Payment of $10.00 per copy requested

Acceptable forms of Identification are:

  • Driver’s license

  • Non-driver’s license

  • Passport

  • Military ID

  • Employer’s Photo ID

How do I get a Building Permit?

The building inspector issues building permits. Come into the building inspector’s office during the hours posted on the Building Inspection page. You can contact the building inspector at 315-532-0288 to find out what you will need to bring with you. The price of a building permit is based on the value of the project and will be determined by the building inspector at the time the permit is issued.

How do I get a copy of a Death Certificate?

If the request is for Genealogy information see “How do I request Genealogy Information” below.

A certified copy or a certified transcript of a death certificate may be issued:

  • To a person with a New York State Court Order issued on a showing of necessity;

  • To the spouse, parent or child of the deceased;

  • To the lawful representative of the spouse, parent or child of the deceased;

  • To a person requiring the record for a documented legal right or claim’

  • To a person requiring the record for a documented medical need;

  • To a municipal, state or federal agency when needed for official purposes

To request a copy of a Death certificate submit the following to: New Haven Town Clerk, PO Box 141, New Haven, NY 13121:

  • An Application to Local Registrar for Copy of Death Record;

  • An Acceptable Identification;

  • Payment of $10.00 per copy requested

Acceptable forms of Identification are:

  • Driver’s license

  • Non-driver’s license

  • Passport

  • Military ID

  • Employer’s Photo ID

How do I get a Dog License?

All dogs in New York State must be licensed in the town in which they are harbored by the time they are 4 months old. In New Haven dogs can be licensed for up to 3 years at a time, providing the rabies vaccination is good for the period of time the dog is to be licensed. To license a dog in New Haven bring the following to the Town Clerk’s office:

  • Valid rabies certificate or a statement from your vet as to why the dog cannot have rabies shot.

  • Spay/neuter certificate if the dog is fixed.

  • Fee ( $7.00 per year for spayed/neutered dogs, $15.00 per year for unsprayed/unneutered dogs)

What you need to know

  • You will receive a paper license and a license tag. You will use this tag as long as the dog is licensed in New Haven

  • This tag or a tag with this information must be on the dog at all times. We recommend having a tag engraved with the information on the original tag and your cell phone number. If your dog is lost your cell phone number could get the dog home quicker.

  • When the license comes due a renewal will be sent to the address on file.

  • The month after the license expires a reminder will be sent to the address on file.

  • If the dog passes away, you no longer have the dog or you move out of town you must notify the town clerk.

  • If the license is not renewed and you do not report the dog as deceased or no longer living in the Town you will be issued a ticket for an unlicensed dog. 

How do I get a Replacement Dog Tag?

If your dog loses its tag, you can either:

  • Have a tag engraved with the information that was on the original tag along with any additional information you want.

  • Request a new tag and license number from the town clerk. The cost is $3.00

I got a Ticket for an Unlicensed Dog. What do I do?

If you no longer have the dog:

  • Report the dog as deceased or gone to the town clerk, and

  • Go to court on the date indicated on the ticket.

If you still have the dog:

  • License the dog at the town clerk’s office, and

  • Go to court on the date indicated on the ticket.

How do I report a Stray or Missing Dog?

To report a stray or missing dog call the dog control officer at 315-963-0944.

Do not pick up the dog. Only the New Haven Dog Control Officer can legally pick up a dog in the Town of New Haven.

How do I request Genealogy Information?

Information may be released for genealogy research subject to the following requirements:

Birth Certificate

  • No information shall be released from a sealed birth certificate;

  • The birth certificate has been on file for at least 75 years; and

  • The person to whom the birth certificate relates is known by the applicant to be deceased. (Proof must be presented)

Death Certificate

  • The death certificate has been on file for at least 50 years.

Marriage Certificate

  • The marriage certificate has been on file for at least 50 years; and

  • The both parties to the marriage are known by the applicant to be deceased. (Proof must be presented)

The time periods specified for birth, death and marriage records are waved if the applicant is a descendant or has been designated to act on behalf of a descendant of the person whose record is being requested.

To request genealogy information, submit the following to: New Haven Town Clerk, PO Box 141, New Haven, NY 13121:

  • A General Information and Application For Genealogical Services;

  • Any required proof ;

  • Payment of $22.00 per record requested. Payment will not be refunded if no record is found.

How do I get a Handicap Parking Permit?

Eligibility for a permit

To be eligible for a permanent parking permit for persons with severe disabilities you must have one or more of the following impairments, disabilities or conditions which affect mobility and are permanent in nature:

  • Limited or no use of one or both legs

  • A neuro-muscular dysfunction which severely limits mobility

  • Blindness

  • Uses portable oxygen

  • Unable to walk 200 ft. without stopping

  • Has a class III or IV cardiac condition (American Heart Association standards)

  • Severely limited in ability to walk due to an arthritic, neurological, or orthopedic condition

  • Restricted by lung disease to such an extent that forced (respiratory) expiratory volume for one second when measured by spirometry is less than one liter or the arterial oxygen tension is less than 60 mm/hg of room air at rest.

  • A physical or mental impairment or condition other than those specified above, which constitutes an equal degree of disability, and is of such a nature as to impose unusual hardship in using public transportation and which prevents the person from getting around without great difficulty.

Eligibility for a temporary special parking permit. (issued for up to 6 months

To qualify for a temporary special parking permit a person must be certified by a physician as being “temporarily unable to ambulate without the use of an assisting device” including, but not limited to:

  • A brace

  • Crutch

  • Prosthetic device

  • Another person

  • Wheelchair

  • Walker

To get a parking permit:

If your doctor does not have a supply of the forms you can download one at https://dmv.ny.gov/forms/mv6641.pdf

  • Ask your Dr. to fill out part 2 of the application

  • Fill out part 1 of the application

  • Bring the completed form to the town clerk’s office

What you need to know

There is no cost for the parking permit, however, your Dr may charge you for filling out the form.

  • Parking permits should be hung from the rear-view mirror when the vehicle is parked, but should be removed when the vehicle is driven. You could be given a ticket for driving with the tag hanging from the mirror as it obstructs your view.

  • Do not let anyone use the tag when you are not in the vehicle.

  • The last three numbers of your driver’s license will be on the tag. A police officer may ask for your driver’s license to verify that the tag belongs to you.

  • You can use the tag in any vehicle you are riding in.

  • Please do not leave your tag in plain sight when not using it. It could be stolen.

  • Permanent tags expire on the date on the tag (usually 5 years). You do not need to get a new form from your Dr., just come in and get a new one.

  • Temporary tags expire on the date on the tag. If you need a new one you will need a new form from your Dr.

  • If your tag becomes hard to read, bring it in and get a new one. If the police can not read it, they will write a ticket and let the court sort it out.

How do I get a copy of a Marriage License?

If the request is for Genealogy information see “How do I request Genealogy Information” below.

A certified copy or a certified transcript of a marriage license may be issued only:

  • To a person with a New York State Court Order;

  • To the person named on the marriage license;

  • To the lawful representative of the person named or the parents of the person named on the birth certificate;

To request a copy of a marriage license, submit the following to: New Haven Town Clerk, PO Box 141, New Haven, NY 13121:

  • An Application to Town/City Clerk for Copy of Marriage Record;

  • An Acceptable Identification;

  • Payment of $10.00 per copy requested

Acceptable forms of Identification are:

  • Driver’s license

  • Non-driver’s license

  • Passport

  • Military ID

  • Employer’s Photo ID

How do I get a Marriage License?

To get a marriage license both parties must come to the town clerks office. They do not have to come at the same time, but both must come in person.

Each of you will need to bring:

  • Birth Certificate

  • Photo ID

  • If either party has been married before, divorce papers or death certificates.

  • Fee of $30.00

What you need to know

  • The license is valid for 60 days from the date of issue.

  • You must wait a full 24 hours from when the license is issued before you get married

  • The license is valid anywhere in New York State.

  • The cost of the license in New Haven is $30.00. Some places charge more.

  • You will receive your certificate of marriage registration in the mail within a couple weeks after the wedding. This is what you will use to change your name on anything that it needs to be changed on.

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Who can get married in New York State?

Age Requirements

  • If either applicant is under 17 years of age, a marriage license cannot be issued.
  • If either applicant is 17 years of age, such applicant(s) must present the written consent of both parents.  One Parent alone may consent to a minor’s marriage if:
    • The other parent has been missing for one year preceding the application;
    • The parents are divorced and the consenting parent was given sole custody of the child when the divorce decree was awarded;
    • The other parent has been judged incompetent;
    • The other parent is deceased.
  • If both applicants are 18 years of age or older, no consents are required

Parents, guardians or other people consenting to the marriage of a minor must personally appear and acknowledge or execute their consent before the town or city clerk or some other authorized official. If the notarized affidavit is made before an official outside of the state of New York, it must be accompanied by a certificate of authentication when the consent is filed in New York State.

Familial Restrictions

A marriage may not take place in New York State between:

  • An ancestor and descendant
  • Siblings (full or half blood)
  • An uncle and niece or nephew or an aunt and niece or nephew regardless of whether or not these persons are legitimate or illegitimate offspring.

Who can perform a Wedding?

The following people can perform a valid marriage ceremony in New York State:

  • The mayor of a city or village

  • A marriage officer appointed by the town or village board or the city common council (The New Haven Town Clerk is a marriage officer)

  • A justice or judge (New Haven has two justices)

  • A member of the clergy or minister

  • Other officiates as specified by Section 11 of the Domestic Relations Law

Where can I get Papers Notarized?

In New Haven, both the town clerk and deputy town clerk are notaries and will perform notary services during regular town clerk hours.

How do I report Snow Plow Damage?

To report damage done by Town of New Haven plows (this would be on town and county roads) call the highway superintendent at 963-3900 extension 2

How do I Rent Town Facilities for an event?

Contact the Town Clerk at 963-3900 extension 4, for availability and cost to rent the meeting room for your event.

When are Town Board Meetings Held?

Town board meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM.

When are Planning Board Meetings Held?

Planning board meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00.

What Holidays are the Town Offices Closed for?

Town offices are closed for the following holidays:

  • New Years Day

  • Good Friday

  • Memorial Day

  • Independence Day

  • Labor Day

  • Columbus Day

  • Election Day

  • Veterans Day

  • Thanksgiving Day

  • Day After Thanksgiving

  • Christmas Eve Day

  • Christmas Day

How will I know if the Town Offices Close due to weather?

Town closings due to weather are posted to the best of our ability on:

  • The Town Website

  • Channels 3,5,9 & 10

  • The town phone system

  • The Friends of New Haven Face Book page

Where do go to Vote?

All three voting districts in the Town of New Haven vote at the fire station, 4211 St Rt 104.

How do I Register to Vote?

You can get information on registering to vote and download a voter registration form at http://oswegocounty.com/boe/register.html

What Hours Can I Walk at the Town Hall?

Anyone looking for a place to walk is welcome to walk the halls at the town hall anytime during the town clerk’s regular hours. The hall is a circle around the meeting room. 30 trips around the halls is a mile.

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If you did not find the answer to your question on this page, please contact the Town Clerk at (315) 963-3900.

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