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. Appointments will be accepted during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. If you need to make an appointment please call: 914-939-3570.
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Other Important Forms:
Community Impact Award Application
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