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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 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
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 $40.00

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 $40.00. 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.
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.
When are Planning Board Meetings Held?

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

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