Town Clerk's Office

TOWN CLERK Lorrie S. Naegele
Hours 8:00am - 4:00pm Monday-Friday, and by special appointment.
Telephone 315.789.3922, Ext. 302
Fax 315.781-1684   E-Mail-

TOWN CLERKS are generally credited with issuing of licenses and permits.  State laws mandate most of these duties.


The Town Clerk helps to facilitate efforts with the Board of Elections during elections such as the Primary and General elections.  The Town Clerk also advises the Board of Elections of vacancies for elections, oversee polling places and equipment, election inspectors and filing of boundaries for election districts.

In addition, the Town Clerk files official notices and provides information to the public about registration day, polling places, special Town elections, permissive or mandatory referendums and Town acquisitions of property.  The Office of the Town Clerk serves as a local source for voter registration forms and absentee ballot applications.


The Town Clerk issues licenses and permits such as:

  • Dog Licenses

  • DEC Licenses

  • Handicap Permits

  • Peddler

  • ALL Hunting, Fishing, etc.

  • Marriage Licenses


The Town Clerk is responsible for the Minute Book.  The Minute Book is the only official record of the activities of Town government.  The resulting volumes are retained permanently for legal and historic purposes.


By State Law, the Town Clerk is custodian of all Town records, and is responsible for the security and maintenance of archival material.  The Town Clerk is the Administrator of the Freedom of Information Law, which guarantees your right to know the workings of government.


The Town Clerk is responsible for maintaining records of adopted Town Ordinances and Local Laws, Town Oaths of Office, resignations, petitions, proof of publications, etc., as well as the filing of burial permits for cemeteries located within the Town.

It is mandated that the Town Clerk maintain a public signboard located in the Town Hall.  The usual notice posted here is for Special Meetings, Public Hearings, etc.


As the custodian of all birth and death records within the municipality, the Town Clerk is responsible to file.  Also, to issue birth and death certificates as well as burial permits.

Genealogical searches can be conducted through the office of the Town Clerk.


CLICK HERE -  Sample FOIL Request for Records.



Town of Geneva

3750 County Road 6  -  Geneva, NY 14456
Telephone: 315.789.3922
Fax: 315.789.7753

Town Hall Hours:  8:00 - 4:00 pm Monday - Friday
General Inquiries: