The role of the City Clerk is established in the City of Beacon Charter § C-4.04. The Clerk receives all official records of the City, records ordinances, issues licenses, etc. City of Beacon Municipal Center.

Payments are accepted until 3:30 p.m.

Vital Statistics

Certified copies of birth, death and marriage records are available through the City Clerk's office. The City only maintains records for births and deaths that occurred within the City of Beacon. Marriage records are maintained by the municipality from which the marriage license was issued (this may, in some instances, differ from the municipality in which you were married).

Note, all records (regardless of municipality) are maintained by New York State. Certified copies of those records are available through the NYS Health Department.

A marriage license can be obtained Monday, Thursday and Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. by appointment only. There is a $40.00 fee (cash or check). There is a 24 hour waiting period and the license is valid for 60 days. The following documents are required — a valid picture ID must be shown, a certified birth certificate, and if married prior, copies of all certified filed divorce decrees and/or death certificates. Second ceremonies must bring in original Marriage Certificate. All documents must be officially translated in English.

Marriage License Fee — $40

All dogs, three months and older living in the City of Beacon, must be licensed with the City. Licenses are issued on an annual basis.

Required Documentation:

  • Updated copy of the dog's rabies certificate
  • Proof of spaying / neutering
    (if this info is not printed on rabies certificate)

Dog licensing yearly fees:

  • Spayed/neutered — $12.50
  • Un-spayed/Un-neutered — $22.50
  • Replacement tags — $5.00

Dog Control:

Dog Control Officer, Timothy Sanker  may be contacted though the City of Beacon Main Office during regular business hours at 845-838-5000, ext. 0.  After-hours, Mr. Sanker may be contacted for dog matters requiring immediate attention by contacting the Beacon Police Department at 845-831-4111.

New York State's Freedom of Information Law (Public Officers Law §87 et. seq.) allows members of the public to access records of governmental agencies. FOIL provides a process for the review and copying of an agency's records.

More about the Freedom of Information Law is available from the Committee on Open Government.

The FOIL Request Form is available on the Forms and Documents page.

Completed forms may be submitted in person or via mail to:
Iola C. Taylor, City Clerk
1 Municipal Plaza, Suite 1
Beacon, NY 12508

Or via email to
Or by fax to (845) 838-5012

The City Clerk receives all service of process for lawsuits.

The City Clerk's Office issues the following:

  • Garbage/recycle tickets
  • Parking permits
  • Unregistered vehicle permits