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Susan Henshaw

Town Clerk & Tax Collector

The Town Clerk’s Office is the hub of the Town of Clarkson and is responsible for many services of the town such as posting official notices and act as the recording secretary for the Town Board. The Town Clerk also serves as the Town Tax Collector, Marriage Officer, Records Retention Officer, Notary Public and the Commissioner of Elections. Residents can obtain dog licenses, passport services, handicap parking permits, as well as hunting and fishing licenses at the Town Clerk’s Office.

Solicitor’s Permits Issued: None

Hours & Contact Info

 Town Clerk’s Office

Monday: 8:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am-6:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am-4:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am-4:00pm
Friday: 8:00am-4:00pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

P.O. Box 858, 3710 Lake Road, Clarkson, NY  14430

p:  (585) 637-1130
f:  (585) 637-1138

Call if you require an after-hours appointment.


Accessible Parking Permit (NYS)

You may be eligible for a special parking permit if you are a New York State resident who has one or more severe disabilities that impair your mobility.  Clarkson residents who qualify may pick up an application form at the Town Clerk’s Office.

Department of Motor Vehicles Mobile Unit

The mobile Department of Motor Vehicle comes to Clarkson every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  They are located at the Stanley Pogroszewski Courthouse located at 3655 Lake Road, Clarkson, NY 14430 – CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Dog Licensing

A dog license costs $10 per year for spayed or neutered dogs or $20 per year for non-spayed or neutered dogs.  All dog license fees are non-refundable.

Rabies Clinic - Sept. 16, 2022

Freedom of Information (FOIL) Requests

If the information you want is not publicly available, you can submit a request to the Town Clerks Office. The request must be in writing and reasonably describe the records you seek.

Marriage Information

A couple intending to marry in New York State must apply in person for a marriage license and the application must be signed by both the applicants in the presence of the Town Clerk. A representative cannot apply for the license on behalf of the couple, even if the representative has been given the Power of Attorney. Notarized marriage license affidavits signed by the couple cannot be substituted for their personal appearance. There is a 24-hour waiting period once the license is issued and it is valid for 60 days beginning the day after issuance.

More Marriage Info

Park and Lodge Rentals

Residents may rent the Goodwin Lodge at Hafner Park (3645 Lake Road) or the Lodge at Kimball Park (8000 Ridge Road). View our calendar for availability and then print and fill out the application and bring to the Town Hall. Reservation is secured once payment is received.

Residents may book rentals for January – March at any time. The bookings for April – December will start on Tuesday, January 3, in-person at the Town Hall. Be sure to bring two separate checks (rental and deposit) for your rental, the completed rental form, as well a few choices of dates so that we can be efficient.


Passport forms are available in our office and online at Bring your original birth certificate, which must include both of your parents’ names, a raised seal and the date it was filed. You will also need a photo ID (such as a driver’s license or permit) and your passport photo which can be taken when you come to town hall to complete your application.

Fees for ages 16 and above:
Passport book – $130, Passport Card – $30

Fees for ages 15 and below: Passport Book – $100, Passport Card – $15

Check or money order made payable to “US Department of State”

Acceptance fee – $35
Passport Photo – $10
Cash, credit card or check made payable to “Town of Clarkson”

Tax Information

Town Clerk – Susan Henshaw, will receive Town and County Taxes for the Town of Clarkson beginning January 3, 2023 through May 31, 2023 at the Clarkson Town Hall, 3710 Lake Road in the Town of Clarkson.

Mondays         8AM – 4PM
Tuesdays         8AM – 6PM
Wednesdays   8AM – 4PM
Thursdays       8AM – 4PM
Fridays             8AM – 4PM
* except holidays

In addition, the following Saturdays in 2023 from 9AM – noon:  January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11.

Checks should be made payable to “Susan Henshaw-Tax Collector” and can be paid in person or placed in the drop box located outside of the Town Hall front doors. You may also mail your payment to: Susan Henshaw –  Town Clerk, 3710 Lake Road, P.O. Box 858, Clarkson NY 14430. Please continue to visit the Town Clerk’s Office page under the Government tab on the Town of Clarkson’s website for possible changes.

Acceptable forms of payment are cash, personal check, bank check or money order. There is a $20 charge for all returned checks. We do not accept credit or debit cards.

Online payment options are available at for a fee. It is located on the main page under– Pay Property Taxes/Research Property.

Taxes may be paid on or before February 10, 2023 without penalty.  On all taxes received after such date, there will be an added penalty, as follows:

January 1 – February 10, 2023   no interest

February 11- February 28, 2023   1.5% interest

March 1- March 31, 2023   3.0% interest

April 1- April 30, 2023   4.5 % interest

May 1- May 31, 2023   6.0% interest

until such taxes are paid or until the return of unpaid taxes to the Monroe County Treasurer pursuant to law, on the first day of June, 2023.

Transfer Station Information


Review the Transfer Station Rules & Regulations and bring your current vehicle registration to the town hall annually. Only one permit sticker will be provided per household. Place sticker on the back rear window or the back bumper. The sticker must be visible to the attendant.

Permit fee: $235.00 per year
Hours: Saturday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Wednesday 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Paint Recycling Program Begins in New York State

The New York State Postconsumer Paint Collection Program began on May 1, 2022. The program is operated by PaintCare, a non-profit organization established by the paint industry to manage unwanted architectural coating products and provide for their recycling or proper disposal.

The program accepts leftover latex and oil-based paints and similar products at drop-off sites throughout the state. View a complete list of products accepted by PaintCare.

Paint Drop-Off Sites
PaintCare will provide a collection network of over 300 drop-off sites across the state made up of paint retailers, local government facilities and reuse stores. Find a paint drop-off site near you.

Note: The Sherwin Williams store in Brockport is a drop site!

  • Drop-off sites will accept up to 5 gallons per customer per visit, some sites may accept more.
  • Paint should be in original containers with intact labels that identify the product.

The program is funded by a small fee – the PaintCare Fee – on the sale of all new paint in the state.  The program will provide for continuous and convenient collection year-round and accept all program products regardless of when they were purchased. No longer will you have to plan to bring unwanted oil-based paints for collection at your local Household Hazardous Waste collection event or dry out unwanted latex paint for household trash pick-up!

Business or Bulk Paint Collection
Businesses, organizations, and households with 100 gallons of paint or more to recycle can request a free pick-up at their location, though some restrictions may apply. Submit a request form through PaintCare’s website.

Additional program information can be found on DEC’s NYS Postconsumer Paint Collection Program webpage.

All previous minutes are archived and available in the Town Clerk’s Office.