The official site for the Town of Patterson

Patterson Town Hall
1142 Route 311
Patterson, NY 12563

- The Patterson Town Clerk -

At A Glance

Contact Information

Antoinette Kopeck, Town Clerk

Eileen Fitzpatrick, Deputy Town Clerk

Lois Maass and Wendy Falco, Receptionists

Patterson Town Hall
1142 Route 311 / P.O. Box 470
Patterson, NY 12563

845-878-6343 (fax)

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The office of the Town Clerk is often the most visible part of the Patterson Town government for most residents. The Town Clerk issues wedding licenses, issues park passes, issues fishing and hunting licenses, issues permits for bulk garbage pickups and for the Patterson Recycling Center, and answers most general inquiries from the public. The Town Clerk is also the custodian of all official town records and documents and also is custodian of vital records including birth and death certificates.

The Town Clerk is the official clerk of the Patterson Town Board. The Clerk has the responsibility for the posting of legal notices for town board meetings and public hearings and also produces minutes of town board meetings. Those minutes can be viewed by following the link on the town board information page. Minutes are only released to the public after they are approved by vote of the town board. The calendar of town board meetings and the agenda for the current town board meeting is also available on the town board page.

The Town Clerk is a member of the Putnam County Board of Elections and is responsible for overseeing the integrity of local elections. Please note that voter registration is handled by the Putnam County Board of Elections and not the Patterson Town Clerk.

Please remember that this weekend, June 28th and 29th, DEC sponsers our Free Fishing Weekend. Any Resident or Non-Resident may fish (lakes/streams/salt water) without a license on those days listed above. Enjoy!

The town clerk is an elected position with a term of four years. Deputy town clerks are appointed by the town clerk.

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Licenses, Vital Records, and Permits

Marriage Licenses

An application for a marriage license must be submitted in advance of the wedding and both parties must appear together to submit the application. Please call the Clerk's office to schedule an appointment. A marriage license is valid for 60 days and is only valid within the State of New York.

Each applicant must submit the following documents:

Dog Licenses

The town of Patterson requires the licensing of all dogs over the age of four months. The town of Patterson will only accept license applications submitted by Patterson residents. The license form must be submitted along with a copy of the rabies vaccination certificate and a spaying or neutering certificate, if applicable.

The license fee is $13.50 for each dog or $7.50 for each dog that has been spayed or neutered. No fee is charged for guide dogs, police dogs, or service dogs. Please note that the Patterson town code limits each household to no more than three dogs. The limit is four if one of the dogs is a service dog. Please contact the Town Clerk for specific information on this regulation.

Vital Records (Marriage, Birth, and Death Certificates)

The Town Clerk is the official recordkeeper of vital records issued within the town of Patterson. Official copies of marriage, birth, and death certificates issued within Patterson may be obtained from the office of the Town Clerk for a fee of $10. Copies of birth certificates will be only issued to the individual named on the certificate, provided that the individual is aged 18 or over, or to either parent named on the certificate. Copies of marriage certificates will only be issued to the individuals named on the certificate. Requests for these records may be made in person and the requestor must supply photo ID. Alternatively, a request may also be made by mail but the request form must be notarized.

Certain vital records are also available through the New York State Department of Health. Please visit the NYSDOH website for information about obtaining birth, death, marriage and divorce records through the State Dept. of Health.

Hunting and Fishing Licenses

The Patterson Town Clerk is authorized by the New York State Dept. of Conservation (DEC) to issue hunting and fishing licenses. Applicants for hunting licenses must apply in person and must show a photo ID and proof of completion of a hunting education safety course. Proof may be in the form of a completion certificate for the class or an old hunting license. Fishing licenses do not require the completion of a safety course. Fees vary by the type of license. Please contact the office of the Town Clerk for the current fee.


Permits for bulk garbage pickups are issued by the office of Town Clerk. The form and fee schedule can be obtained here. General information regarding the town's two garbage districts can be found on the Garbage District information page.

Permits for use of the town Recycling Center are issued by the office of Town Clerk. The permit is valid for a calendar year. A small permit fee is collected with the application. The form may be obtained here. Information about the Patterson Recycling Center and curbside recycling programs can be found on the Recycling Center information page.

Building permits are only issued by the Patterson Code Enforcement Officer (building inspector). Parking permits for the disabled can be obtained through the office of the Supervisor of the town of Patterson. The form and instructions can be found on the town board information page.

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FOIL Requests

The New York State Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requires municipalites to supply copies of government documents upon request. A FOIL request form is required and a fee may be assessed to cover the cost of making copies. The form can be obtained from the town clerk's office or an electronic form can be submitted here. Many zoning and planning related documents are available on the Planning Board information page.

While every attempt will be made to produce the requested material in the shortest amount of time, there may be circumstances that will cause delays. For example, older records must be retrieved from an offsite warehouse. Most onsite records can be supplied within 5 days. The State of New York Department of State has created an extensive website detailing the FOIL law and the rights of the public to obtain information from government agencies. Please consult this website for more information about the FOIL process.

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Town Clerk Bulletin Board

Recycling Center Permits

The Town Clerk’s office will be selling recycling stickers for the year 2019 starting December 1, 2018. New fee schedule:
First permit: $30.00
Second permit: $40.00
Commercial recycling permit: $200.00

Veterans Memorial Park Fee

The fee for the use of the Veterans Memorial Park has been increased from $50.00 to $75.00.

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©2001-2019 The Town of Patterson
Patterson Town Hall
PO Box 470
1142 Route 311
Patterson, New York 12563
(845) 878-6500