Town Clerk


Sherrie L. Jacobs
Notary Public – Registrar of Vital Statistics
Deputy Town Clerk
Marilou Gabello
(607) 775-3454
Office Hours:
Monday thru Friday
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Also by Appointment

SERVICES

• BINGO
• BIRTH / MARRIAGE / DEATH Records
• DEATH CERTIFICATE & BURIAL PERMITS
• DOG LICENSES
• ELECTION INFORMATION
• FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUESTS
• HANDICAPPED PARKING PERMITS
• HUNTING/FISHING LICENSES
• MARRIAGE LICENSES
• PARK PERMITS
• PEDDLERS & SOLICITORS LICENSES


The Town Clerk’s Office acts as the issuing agent for dog licenses in the Town of Conklin. Regulations are covered in both the Agriculture and Markets Law of the State of New York and various Town of Conklin Local Laws.

OBTAINING A LICENSE
• When should a dog be licensed?
Dogs must be licensed in Conklin when the dog reaches four months of age. Rabies vaccination may be administered after the puppy reaches three months of age. NYS law provides one month to allow the owner to have their animal vaccinated prior to licensing.

• Where?
Application is made at the Town Clerk’s Office. They may be done in person or through the mail. If requested by mail, a self-addressed, stamped envelope must be provided.
Office Hours: 9 AM to 4 PM (Closed for lunch 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM) Monday thru Friday.

• What are the requirements?
For a spayed or neutered dog, a certificate signed by a licensed veterinarian showing that the dog has been spayed or neutered, must accompany the application unless the certification is already on file. If submitted by mail, the certificate will be copied for the files and returned to you.
Certificate of Rabies vaccination, or a certificate by a licensed veterinarian stating why the life of the dog would be endangered by the vaccine, must accompany application. If submitted by mail, the certificate will be copied for the files and returned to you.
In the case of a guide dog, satisfactory proof that the dog is in fact used for that purpose.

• What is the cost?
$ 2.50 Spayed Female/Neutered Male
$10.00 Local Fee *
$12.50 Total Due
$ 7.50 Unspayed/Unneutered Male
$ 3.00 NYS Spay/Neuter Fee
$10.00 Local Fee *
$20.50 Total Due

• The local fee collected for the dog licenses is used solely for the controlling of dogs and maintenance of the Front Street animal shelter.

DOG CONTROL LOCAL LAW
According the Dog Control Local Law of the Town of Conklin, it is unlawful for any owner of any dog to permit or allow the dog to run at large unless the dog is restrained by an adequate leash or unless it is accompanied by its owner or a responsible person able to control it by command. Any dog found running at large is subject to seizure.
For additional information contact the Dog Control Officer at 343-7823 or the Town Clerk at 775-3454

ELECTION INFORMATION
Town Clerk
Sherrie L. Jacobs
(607) 775-3454

Although the Town Clerk oversees the election process in the Town of Conklin, the Broome County Board of Elections conducts all elections and can be reached at 778-2172.

New York State Voter Registration Forms:
These forms are available at the Town Clerk’s Office as well as the Board of Elections. Deadline Information: You can register in person at the County Board of Elections on any business day except election day. If you want to vote in an election, you must mail or deliver the registration form to the Broome County Board of Elections no later than 25 days before the election in which you want to vote. Your eligibility to vote will be based on the date you file the form and the Broome County Board of Elections will notify you of your eligibility.
You must meet the following qualifications to register to vote:


• Be a U.S. citizen
• Be 18 years old by the year in which you file the registration
(Note: You must be 18 years old by the date of the general, primary or other
election in which you want to vote.)
• Live at your present address at least 30 days before an election
• Not be in jail or on parole for a felony conviction
• Not claim the right to vote elsewhere
Applications for Absentee Ballots are also available at the Town Clerk’s Office as well as the Broome County Board of Elections.
Note: You must re-register to vote if you change your name and/or address or if you wish to change your political party since the last time you voted.



FISHING LICENSES
Town Clerk
Sherrie L. Jacobs
(607) 775-3454
Fishing License Fees
Person’s over the age of sixteen (16), must have a valid Fishing License in their possession while fishing, except where noted below in License Requirements. Licenses may be purchased statewide from license issuing agents (town and county clerks, some major discount stores and many sporting goods stores).

LICENSE TYPE FEE
Sportsman $37
Super Sportsman $68
Fishing – Season $19
Fishing – 1 Day $15
Fishing – 7 Day (consecutive days) $12
Senior (65/Military Disability) $ 5
Non-Resident Fishing – Season $40
Non-Resident 1 Day Fishing $15
Non-Resident 7 Day Fishing (consecutive days) $25

License Requirements
Everyone must have a valid fishing license in their possession while fishing except:
• Persons under 16 years of age;
• When fishing waters of the Marine District or in the Hudson River south of Troy Barrier Dam (Note: a fishing license is required on the entire length of all Hudson River tributaries south of Troy Dam to Tappan Zee Bridge even if tributary is subject to tidal flow);
• When fishing on licensed fishing preserves;
• Citizen-resident owners, lessees and citizen members of their immediate families occupying and cultivating farm lands, when fishing on their own lands;
• Active members of the U. S. Armed Forces who are New York State residents and are in the state for a maximum of 30 days. When fishing, such persons must carry their service identification cards and furlough papers;
• Persons holding farm fish pond licenses and members of their immediate families, when fishing on waters covered by their licenses;
• Resident patients at U.S. Veterans Administration hospitals, Department of Mental Health Institutions and Department of Health rehabilitation hospitals, and inmates at Division of Youth rehabilitation. A free permit is available from: NYSDEC License Sales, Room 151, 50 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12233-4790.

Resident Licenses
To qualify for a resident license, a person must be domiciled in New York State for more than thirty days immediately preceding the date of application. Property ownership in New York does not make a person a resident. Residency is that place where a person maintains a fixed, permanent, and principal home (regardless wherever temporarily located), such as where a person is registered to vote. (If under the age of 18, the residence of parents or legal guardian shall be deemed such person’s residence.)
Active members of the United States Armed Forces stationed in New York and full-time college students in residence in New York State during the school year (proof required) qualify for annual resident licenses.

Minimum Fishing Age
Minors under the age of sixteen (16) may fish without a license. For safety, a minor should always fish with an adult who holds a valid fishing license.
Free Licenses
Free fishing licenses are available to citizen residents who are blind or who are members of the Shinnecock and Poospatuck tribes or the Six Nations residing on reservations in New York State. Native Americans will receive their free fishing licenses at their reservations.
For additional information refer to the Fishing Regulations Guide which is available at the Town Clerk’s Office or visit the DEC’s website at www.dec.state.ny.us.


HANDICAPPED PARKING PERMIT

Town Clerk
Sherrie L. Jacobs
(607) 775-3454
Instructions for Completion of Application
Read instructions and then print form.

Legibility and Completeness:
The Parking Permit Application form has three parts:
Part I To be completed by the applicant.
Part II To be completed and signed by the certifying physician.
Part III “For Official use only”.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that Parts I and II are complete and legible. Incomplete or illegible applications will be returned without approval.
You must provide your Driver’s License in order to receive a Parking Permit. If you do not have a Driver’s or Non-Driver’s license, contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 775-3454 for further information.
Filing of Application:
Completed applications may be brought to the Town Clerk’s Office at 1271 Conklin Road, Conklin, NY.
Handicapped Parking Permit

METERED PARKING WAIVER

Town Clerk
Sherrie L. Jacobs
(607) 775-3454
Instructions for Completion of Application
Read instructions and then print form.

Legibility and Completeness:
The Metered Parking Waiver Application form has three parts:
Part I To be completed by the applicant.
Part II To be completed and signed by the certifying physician.
Part III “For Official use only”.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that Parts I and II are complete and legible. Incomplete or illegible applications will be returned without approval.
You must provide your Driver’s License in order to receive a Metered Parking Permit. If you do not have a Driver’s or Non-Driver’s license, contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 775-3454 for further information.
Filing of Application:
Completed applications may be brought to the Town Clerk’s Office at 1271 Conklin Road, Conklin, NY.
Metered Parking Permit


HUNTING LICENSES
Town Clerk
Sherrie L. Jacobs
(607) 775-3454
Office Hours: Monday - Friday
9:00AM – 12:30PM
1:30PM – 4:00PM

Hunting & Trapping
HUNTING LICENSE FEES

LICENSE TYPE                                          AGE                                        FEE

Small Game 16 – 64 yrs. $16
Small & Big Game 16 – 64 yrs. $19
Sportsman (Small game, big game & fishing) 16 - 64 yrs. $37
Super Sportsman
(Small & big game, fishing, bowhunting, muzzleloading & turkey permit)
16 - 64 yrs. $68
Conservation Legacy
(Small & big game, fishing, bowhunting, muzzleloading, turkey permit, habitat stamp & Conservationist magazine)
16 – 69 yrs.  $76
Senior Sportsman 65+ yrs. $5
Military Disabled Any Age $5
Bowhunting 16 – 69 yrs. $16
Muzzleloading 16 – 69 yrs. $16
Trapping 16 – 69 yrs. $16
Resident Turkey 16+ yrs. $5
Free Bowhunting 70+ yrs./ Military disabled Free
Free Muzzleloading 70+ yrs. / Military disabled Free
Free Trapping 70+ yrs. / Military disabled Free
Junior Small Game 12 – 15 yrs. $5
Junior Archery 14 – 15 yrs $9
Junior Trapping 14 – 15 yrs $6
Non-Resident Hunting (Small Game) 16+ yrs. $55
Non-Resident Big Game (Deer Only) 16+ yrs. $110
Non-Resident Super Sportsman
(Small & big game, fishing, bowhunting, muzzleloading and turkey permit)
16+ yrs. $250
Non-Resident Bowhunting 16+ yrs. $110
Non-Resident Muzzleloading 16+ yrs. $110
Non-Resident Bear Tag 16+ yrs. $30
Non-Resident Turkey Permit 12+ yrs. $30

To qualify for a hunting license, applicant must have a Hunter's Education Certificate or a valid previous Hunting License.

• Junior Hunting and Junior Archery applicants must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian. A Birth Certificate is required for 1st time applicants.

• Junior Archers must have a Hunter's Education Certificate or a previous Hunting License plus a Bowhunter's Education Certificate or previous Junior Archery License.

• Junior Hunting applicants must have a Hunter's Education Certificate or previous Junior Hunting License.

• Applicants under the age of 18 years who are hunting Big Game for the first time as a holder of a Big Game License, must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, or person over 18 with at least one year experience in hunting deer or bear. The parent, guardian or person over 18 must have a current license that allows the hunting of big game.

• Senior Citizens age 65 and older become eligible for a reduced license fee of $5.00. All other privileges (bowhunting/muzzleloading/trapping) cost full price. At age 70, with the purchase of a Senior Sportsman, these privileges are free, but still require proof of training. The DEC also offers a senior lifetime fishing license at a reduced cost of $50.00.

• To qualify for Military Disabled, the applicant must have 40% or greater service-related military disability documented annually by a letter from the Veteran's Administration.

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is now using a method for selling licenses, issuing Deer Management Permits (DMP) and reporting game harvest information. The system is called DECALS - DEC Automated Licensing System.

DECALS will provide sportspersons with a more convenient way to obtain licenses and permits. It will also provide issuing agents and the DEC with a more efficient system for gathering and maintaining information on hunting and trapping license buyers and license sales. In addition, the new automated reporting system will allow the DEC to tabulate and analyze game harvest more quickly and economically than ever before.

Mandatory Hunter Education
A hunter education course is required for persons who cannot provide proof that they have ever possessed a hunting license. The general course is a minimum of ten (10) hours in length. The department of environmental Conservation (DEC) honors hunter education certificates and sporting licenses from all other states and countries.

Mandatory Bowhunter Education
Hunters wishing to bowhunt must take an additional eight (8) hour minimum bowhunter education course. The DEC also honors bowhunter education certificates issued by:

• The National Field Archery Association or National Bowhunter Education Foundation or Interntaional Bowhunter Education Program issued in 1974 or later in any state or country;

• Any state or provincial fish and wildlife agency (Certificate or card must specify the course was for bowhunting and not a general hunting course with a bowhunting segment);

• The Ontario Bowhunters Association (on green or brown letterhead stationery with moosehead bow-and-arrow emblem until July 31, 1987); or

• The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (on letterhead after August 1, 1987.)
Residency

To qualify for a resident license, a person must live in New York State for more than thirty days immediately prior to the date of application. Land ownership in New York does not make a person a resident. Residency is that place where a person maintains a fixed, permanent, and principal home (regardless wherever temporarily located), such as where a person is registered to vote. If under the age of 18, the residence of parents or legal guardian shall be deemed such person's residence.
Active members of the Untied States Armed Forces stationed in New York and full-time college students in residence in New York State during the school year (proof required) qualify for annual resident licenses.

Deer Management Permits
Deer Management Permits (DMP) are issued by a random computer drawing and the hunter will know immediately whether successful in obtaining a permit. Although some hunters may not be selected for permits at the point of sale, there will be an opportunity to purchase leftover in a "clearance sale" later on. The $10.00 application fee for a Deer Management Permit is waived when purchasing a Sportsman, Super Sportsman, or Conservation Legacy license. A $10.00 DMP fee will be required if the hunter is only purchasing a Small & Big Game license.

Back Tags
Tags must be visibly displayed on the middle of the back while hunting, except in the Northern Zone and Catskill Park.

Need more information?
Stop by the Town Clerk's office to pick up the Hunting & Trapping Regulation Guide or visit the DEC's website at: www.dec.state.ny.us.


PARK PAVILION PERMITS
Schnurbusch Park (2) Pavilions
Conklin Forks Park (1) Pavilion

Sherrie L. Jacobs
Town Clerk
(607) 775-3454
Reservations are required for use of park pavilions by all groups.
To obtain a permit, an applicant should call the Town Clerk’s Office to check on availability. Once an available date has been established and the Town Clerk has taken the applicant’s name, the applicant must apply in person at the Town Clerk’s office and pay the required deposit. (No reservations by telephone)

Permit fees shall be as follows:
  

Group Size

Deposit Required

Amount Refunded

Net Cost

1-24 $20 $10 $10
25-74 $25 $10 $15
75-100 $50 $20 $30
Over 100 $75 $30 $45

Note: FUTURE PERMITS WILL BE DENIED if pavilions are not left in good condition with no litter or damage. Picnic tables must be returned to the pavilion(s) before leaving the park.
With each permit issued, the applicant will receive a listing of activities prohibited in the park which include:

a. Parking a motor vehicle in other than designated locations.

b. Operating a motor vehicle in excess of five (5) miles per hour or in any manner contrary to posted regulations.

c. Operating a motor vehicle on other than the designated roads.

d. Allowing dogs to run unleashed.

e. Sports in other than locations designated by the Youth Advisory Board of the Town of Conklin.

f. Entering or using the parks during other than the designated hours posted by the Town Board of the Town of Conklin.

g. Operating or parking a motorcycle, mini-bike or other form of recreational motor vehicle except on designated roads.

h. Over-night parking of motor vehicles.

j. The use of any alcoholic beverage in any town parks.

k. The use of or being under the influence of any illegal drug or substance in any town park.

l. Possess or use firearms, bow and arrow or other dangerous weapons with the park, unless authorized by law or the Town Board.

m. Disturb the peace and good order in the parks by fighting or arguing in loud voices or threaten violence to any person or the property of others.

n. Beg, hawk, peddle or solicit within the parks except as authorized by the Town Board.

o. Use profane or abusive language while in the parks.

p. Injure, deface, destroy, disturb, or remove any part of the parks.

q. Loiter in or near park restroom buildings.

r. Litter or leave behind refuse and garbage except in receptacles provided for such purpose.

s. Start a fire in a park except in park grilles, fireplaces or designated areas.

t. Fail to extinguish before leaving the park all fires started or used. The dumping of ashes or fire onto the ground is absolutely prohibited.

u. Making noise of a type and volume that a reasonable person would not tolerate under the circumstance, which noise causes public annoyance.

v. Use of parking in handicapped viewing area by any person who is not an individual(s) with a disability.

w. Use of facilities, including pavilions, for political activities, except for the following:

1. During the Town Fair candidates for political office may interface (ie, converse, shake hands, etc) with attendees. During the Town Fair political parties may rent a booth from the Fair Committee and sell food, non-alcoholic beverages or products and distribute voter registration materials.

Town of Conklin parks are normally open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM