Town Clerk


Erica Hedden

Contact Information
Phone : (518) 532-7737 ext. 12
Email :
Mailing Address : PO Box 578, Schroon Lake, NY 12870

The Town Clerk’s office is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00AM to 2:00PM (with the exception of holidays).

Duties of the Town Clerk:

Registrar of Vital Statistics : The Town Clerk (as Registrar) is responsible for maintaining all births and deaths which occur within the Town. Birth and death records are not open to the public for inspection for genealogical purposes.

Filing Officer for the Town : All local laws, oaths of office, affidavits of publication, resignations, petitions, annual budgets, fiscal reports, assessment rolls, bonds and other pertinent town documents are to be filed in the Town Clerk’s office.

Issuing Agent on behalf of State Agencies : The Town Clerk issues the following licenses as an agent for New York State: Marriage, Dog, Conservation, Bingo and Games of Chance, Handicapped parking permits, burning permits.

Issuing Agent for Town of Schroon : The Town Clerk is responsible for issuing local licenses/permits for peddlers and/or transient merchants.

Records Management Officer : The Town Clerk is the custodian of all permanent Town records and provides for the storage, retrieval and disposition of records for all departments of the Town. The records are retained as set forth by the New York State Archives Records Retention Schedule for municipalities.

Recording Secretary to the Town Board : The Town Clerk attends all Town Board meetings and is responsible for recording the actions of the Town Board. The minutes are the official record of the Town Board and are maintained permanently for legal and historical purposes.

Records Access Officer : The Town Clerk is responsible for all Freedom of Information requests (FOIL). Requests must be received in writing. Fees for copies: Twenty five cents ($ .25) per copy up to 9 by 14 inches. Copies of other records may be charged based upon the actual cost of reproduction. Freedom of Information does not apply to court records.Other services: . A Notary Public is available at the Town Clerk’s office.

Tax Collector : for duties of Tax Collector and FAQs about your taxes click here.

Additional FAQs : See here for questions about marriage licenses, and here for information about handicapped parking permits