The Town Clerk's Office is the informational center of Town government. While the Town Clerk is generally credited with issuing licenses, that is only a small part of this complex job. Many duties are mandated by law, but many go well beyond those mandates as the Town Clerk serves as a major source of information to all.

The Town Clerk is a:

  • Public Relations Officer
  • Recording Secretary, authoring minute books
  • Records Management Officer, responsible for all Town records
  • Filing Officer, maintaining all records
  • Licensing Officer, issuing state and town licenses/permits
  • Election Coordinator
  • Cash Control Officer
  • Registrar of Vital Statistics, managing all birth and death records

The Town Clerk issues:

    • Handicapped Parking Permits
    • Marriage Licenses
    • Birth and Death Records
    • Dog Licenses


2017 ACF Application

pdf Rental Law 147 (222 KB)

pdf Short-term rental application (32 KB)


Linda M. Stacey, Town Clerk & Tax Collector
Gail Stacey, Deputy
2 First Street
Athens, NY
Phone: 518-945-1052, option 2 on the phone service
Fax: 518-945-2176
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Open: Monday - Friday
Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Vital Records Available
Birth: 1914 – Present
Death: 1914 – Present
Marriage: 1908 – Present
Marriage License: $40.00:

      -need birth certificate

      -drivers license/passport

      -divorce papers/death certificate

Certified Copies
Birth Record: $10.00
Death Record: $10.00
Marriage Record: $10.00

Dog Licenses
Spayed or Neutered: $12.00
NOT Spayed or Neutered: $19.00