Left to Right: Hope Vespia (Town Clerk) and Linda A. Lyons
The Office of the Town Clerk is the keeper of all records for the Town of
In 1788 the State of
The Clerk’s Office is the “doorway to local government”. Marriage licenses, hunting licenses and fishing licenses are issued from the Town Clerk's Office. Dog licenses are issued to Rye Brook residents. The Town Clerk is also the registrar of Vital Statistics for the Town of Rye and the Village of Rye Brook. The Town's inventory of vital records (birth, marriage and death) go back to 1847. Records for births or deaths that occurred in the Village of Port Chester may be obtained in the Village Clerk's Office.
The Clerk's Office hours are 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday.
New York State law requires that dogs over four months of age be licensed. All dogs must receive a rabies vaccine before it is licensed. The Town Clerk for the Town of Rye will be issuing dog licenses and license renewals to dog owners of dogs in the Villages of Port Chester and Rye Brook.
Effective January 1, 2011, the dog licensing fees for altered dogs shall be twelve dollars and fifty cents ($12.50) and for unaltered dogs, twenty dollars and fifty cents ($20.50). The Town will offer the option of issuing a two-year license which shall be twenty dollars ($20.00) for altered dogs and thirty-five dollars ($35.00) for unaltered dogs. New tags shall be issued once and included in these fees. There shall be a charge of three dollars ($3.00) for a replacement tag if the original tag is lost or damaged.
Please contact the Town Clerk’s office at (914) 939-3570 with any questions.