Duties of Beekman Town Clerk
  • As Registrar of Vital Statistics, the Town Clerk is responsible for keeping a permanent record of all births and deaths that occur within the boundaries of the Town, as well as all marriage licenses that are applied for in our office. We issue birth certificates, death transcripts and burial permits. Often individuals contact our office to assist with genealogical research. Death and marriage records become available fifty years (50) after the date of issuance while birth records become available after seventy-five (75) years.
  • As Records Manager, the Clerk acts as custodian of all permanent Town records and provides for the storage retrieval and disposition of all records for all the departments of the Town. We maintain a record of adopted Town ordinances and local laws, oaths of office, resignations, proofs of publication and posting, annual budgets, assessment rolls and fiscal reports.
  • As Recording Secretary for the Town Board, the Town Clerk keeps a permanent record of all Town Board meetings and public hearings, as well as minutes of  the meetings for the Planning Board, and Zoning Board.
  • In regards to Licenses, the Town Clerk issues many New York State licenses and permits including marriage, dog, conservation (hunting and fishing), bingo, games of chance, and handicap parking. 
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