Town Clerk & Tax Collector
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 Commissioner of Elections, Tax Collector, Marriage Officer, and Notary Public. Residents can obtain hunting and fishing licenses at the Town Clerk’s Office, as well as handicap parking permits, dog licenses, and passports.
Solicitor’s Permits Issued: None
Town Clerk’s Office
Call if you require an after hours appointment.
P.O. Box 858, 3710 Lake Road, Clarkson, NY 14430
p: (585) 637-1130
f: (585) 637-1138
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Passport forms are available in our office and online at travel.state.gov. 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”
Buffalo Passport Agency
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.
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 www.monroecounty.gov 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.
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.
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!
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.