Town of Waterford, NY

65 Broad St.
Waterford, NY 12188

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Monday 8:30AM - 4:00PM
Tuesday 8:30AM - 4:00PM
Wednesday 8:30AM - 4:00PM
Thursday 8:30AM - 4:00PM
Friday 8:30AM - 4:00PM



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Services provided:

 Notarial Services


Marriage License

The Waterford Town Clerk’s Office issues licenses by appointment. Please contact the Clerk’s Office at 518-235-8282 to schedule the appointment.  We accept appointments between 9am -3pm. We may make an exception for an appointment after 3pm.

New York State Requires an ID and Original Birth Record.

The Town Clerk’s Office asks that you provide:

  • Proof of Identification: Current Driver’s License, Non-Driver ID Card, or Valid Passport
  • Original sealed Birth Certificate
  • If your Birth Certificate is from another country, it must be translated into English and notarized as certified.

If previously married, for each prior marriage: a certified copy of the divorce decree with the judge’s signature or a sealed certificate of death for a deceased spouse.

  • Divorce papers are filed with the county clerk; if you need a certified copy, contact the county clerk of the county in which you obtained your divorce.

You will need to know your social security number and mother’s maiden name.

There is a $40.00 fee which includes the license and a certificate of marriage. The fee can be paid by cash or check.

Facts to Know:

There is a NYS mandated twenty-four (24) hour waiting period from the time we issue your license until the time you may get married. The license is valid for 60 days.

Both parties to this marriage must appear in person in the Town Clerk’s Office at the time of licensing. You must be at least 18 years of age to apply for this license.

The appointment should last 30 minutes.

The license you receive at the Waterford Town Clerk’s Office is good anywhere in New York State.

Copy of Marriage Certificate

If you obtained your marriage license from the Waterford Town Clerk’s Office, you can get a copy of your marriage certificate in person at the Town Clerk’s Office or have one mailed to you. Please complete the attached application and either bring with you or send in along with a copy of your driver’s license and a check for $10.00 made payable to the Waterford Town Clerk.  Send to: Waterford Town Clerk, 65 Broad Street Waterford, NY 12188.   Once we receive this information, we will provide a certified copy of the marriage certificate.  If coming in person, please be aware that requests may require one full day to process. Click here for the application:  application-for-marriage-record

Application For Parking Permit Or License Plates For Persons With Severe Disabilities

Click Here for application


New York State requires that all dogs over the age of 4 months be licensed in the municipality in which they are harbored. 

Owners can apply for a new dog license by mail or in person. To apply for a license by mail, please complete the Application for New Dog License. You can apply in person at the Waterford Town Clerk's Office, 65 Broad Street Waterford, NY 12188.  At the Time of Licensing the Owner Will Need: If the dog is spayed or neutered – Proof from the veterinarian showing that the dog has been spayed or neutered. Proof of ownership - usually in the form of a veterinary bill / medical statement. All dogs four months or older must have proof of a rabies vaccination signed by a licensed veterinarian or a certificate stating why the life of the dog would be endangered by the vaccine. The rabies certificate must have an expiration date at least 30 days greater than the issue date of the new license.

The Town of Waterford issues dog licenses valid for 2(two) years. When the license requirements have been met each dog is assigned a permanent identification number and metal ID tag which is to be attached to the dog’s collar.

LICENSE FEES for the Town of Waterford: Spayed/neutered: $20 unspayed/unneutered: $46 

Application for dog license.


Senior fishing licenses are $5.00. The regular fishing licenses are $25.00. Other conservation license fees may be obtained by calling the Town Clerk’s office at 235-8282.


Applications are available at the Town Clerk’s office. There is generally a one week waiting period from application to license due to the fact that all solicitors permit applications are checked through the Waterford Police Department before issuance. The fee for solicitors permit is $50.00 for the Town, $50.00 for the Village, and $100.00 for both the Town and Village.  Click here to access the Solicitors Permit.


There is a burning permit application available at the Town Clerk’s office. There are specific conditions that must be met to have an open fire in the Town of Waterford. (There is no burning in the Village of Waterford.) The application must be filled out and returned to the Waterford Police Department, who in turn will notify the Fire Inspector of the application. The Fire Inspector will then issue the permit if he deems it necessary and impose any conditions he deems appropriate for the burn. This permit will be good for one day only and a copy of said permit will be given to the Police Department. Applications MUST be received at least seven days prior to the requested date of the burn to be considered. All burning permit conditions must be strictly adhered to and all laws followed.


You must be a current resident of Waterford & have lived at the same address for at least one year in order for the Town Clerk to issue.

Proof required for Certificate of Residency:

   *Document dated at least one year ago but not more than 18 months showing name, date and current Waterford address.
   *Document dated within the last 30 days showing name, date and current Waterford address.

Students that have moved within the past year must obtain certificate at the County Treasurer’s Office. Phone 518-884-4724

     Saratoga County Treasurer’s Office
     Municipal Center – Bldg #1
     40 McMaster St.
     Ballston Spa NY 12020

   *Students who are not citizens of the United States applying for their FIRST Certificate of Residency must apply in the County Treasurer’s Office.

     Foreign-born students will be asked to provide a Visa, Permanent Resident Card or immigration papers indicating permanent resident status

   *Students must know their social security number (card not required)
   *If the student is under 21, one of the two proofs may be of the parent.

  Click here to download the application.