Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the Town of Rye Clerk's Department will be operating by appointment only effective Thursday, March 19, 2020 until further notice. Appointments will be accepted during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. If you would like to schedule an appointment please call: (914) 939-3570.  Click here for the full notice.

Public Notice for Visitors of the Town Clerk's Office

In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control, the New York State Department of Health’s 12/10/21 “Determination on Indoor Masking” and the concurrent Executive Order from Governor Kathy Hochul, the following procedures shall be followed at all Town of Rye indoor spaces:

Proof of vaccination is a condition of entry to all Town of Rye indoor public areas:

  • For those 12 years of age and older, proof of two doses of vaccine is required,
  • For those between the ages of 5 and 12, one dose of vaccine is required;
  • For those between the ages of 2 and 5, an appropriate face covering is required.

Popular Forms:

Freedom of Information Law Request (FOIL)

Dog License Application

Marriage License Requirements - English

Marriage License Requirements - Spanish

Marriage License Application - English

Marriage License Application - Spanish

Other Important Forms:
Application for Copy of Marriage Record
Affidavit for Correction of Marriage Record
Application for Copy of Death Record
Application for Correction of Death Certificate
General Information & Application for Genealogical Services


The Office of the Town Clerk is the keeper of all records for the Town of Rye. Our records go back to the original settlers arriving in the territory of Rye in 1660. The position of the Town Clerk is the oldest recorded title in the Town’s documents.

Marriage licenses and dog licenses are issued from the Town Clerk's Office. Marriage licenses are issued to any couple planning to be married in the State of New York.  Dog licenses are issued to Port Chester and  Rye Brook residents. 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 at the Village Clerk's Office located at 222 Grace Church Street 1st Floor, Port Chester, NY

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