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 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


Hours & Contact Info

 Hours for Town Clerk’s Office:

Monday-Thursday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Friday 8:00am-1:00 pm

After hours by appointment

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

p:  (585) 637-1130

f:  (585) 637-1138


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.

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


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) and a passport photo.  The fee for the passport book is $145 for ages 16 and above, $115 if younger than age 16. Passport cards are also available for $65 for ages 16 and above, $50 if younger than age 16.

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 fill out the application and submit to the Town Clerk.

Residents may book rentals for January and February at anytime. The bookings for March – December will start on Monday January 4, 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.

Masks and social distancing is required. You may need to wait outside the building so please dress accordingly.

Tax Information

The Town Clerk provides tax collection services.

Town Clerk Susan Henshaw will receive Town and County Taxes for the Town of Clarkson beginning December 31, 2020 through May 31, 2021 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 2021 from 9AM – noon:
January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13

Checks should be made payable to “Susan Henshaw-Tax Collector” and placed in the drop box located just outside of the Town Hall front doors. You may also pay in person or mail your payment to: Susan Henshaw –  Town Clerk, 3710 Lake Road P.O. Box 858, Clarkson NY 14430. Please be aware that we must follow all COVID precautions including social distancing. Waiting outside may become necessary if payment is made in person.

Online payment options are available at
Town and County Taxes Pay Online.

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: $200 per year
Hours: Saturday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Wednesday 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.

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