City Clerk

The City Clerk serves as the Clerk for the Council, the Local Registrar of Vital Statistics (Birth, Death and Marriage) and the custodian of official City records and the City Seal.

The responsibilities of the City Clerk are as follows:

  • Provides administrative support to City Council 
  • Prepares and distributes the minutes for the City Council Meetings 
  • Receives claims against the City and formal communications addressed to City Council
  • Maintains periodic revisions of the City Code, as authorized by City Council
  • Administers oaths of office for elected and appointed officials 
  • Records and files all births and deaths occurring within the City limits
  • Serves as the City Historian

Services provided to the public:

  • Certified Copies of Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates
  • Marriage Licenses
  • Wedding Ceremonies
  • Genealogy Searches
  • Dog Licensing
  • Handicap Parking Permits
  • Notary Services
  • Bingo, Games of Chance and Raffle Licenses
  • Commissioner of Deeds Applications
  • Permits & Licenses for Vending In Public Streets, Going Out of Business, Private Refuse & Recycling Haulers and Master Plumbers 
City Council Meetings
General Information
Phone Numbers
(315) 785-7780
Fax: (315) 785-7796
Emergencies: Dial 911
Location
245 Washington St.
Watertown,
NY
13601