(All dogs four months or older are required to be licensed.), We handle dog license renewals, dog license tag replacements and dog redemptions. If your dog gets picked up by Animal Control, it will be taken to Central New York Veterinary Services, 5252 New York State Route 31 Clay New York, 13041, Telephone No. (315) 699-0375. A redemption requires that the dog is or must be licensed, be up to date on its rabies, and redemption fees must be paid at the Town Clerk's Office, before picking it up from Central New York Veterinary Services.
(fishing, hunting, trapping, bow hunting, muzzle loading, turkey permits, lost licenses) Note new regulations for New York State Residents 70 or older qualify for a senior license at a cost of $10.00 for a Sportsman or $5 for a Fishing license. Those seniors who may have a free 70 or older FISHING only license, do not throw this out. They are no longer issued and are good forever. Non-resident licenses also available at our office. Lifetime licenses are available at our office.
Licenses available at the town clerk's office during normal business hours.
No appointment necessary. We just ask that you come in by 4:00 P.M. Cost is $40.00(cash or check only).Both parties must be present. Anyone previously married must furnish a copy of ALL divorce papers. A current driver's license or passport and a birth certificate are required. Birth certificate or Divorce Papers must be original or certified copies with raised seal. Additional forms of proof are a passport, military I.D. or employer's photo ID in addition to the birth certificate.
These must be issued from the town that you live in. Complete your section of the handicap parking application and then have your doctor complete and sign his part. Please make sure the doctor specifies whether it is a temporary or permanent medical condition. We require that the doctor sign the form themselves, nurse or physician's assistant signatures will not be accepted. Applications must be made in person at the Town Clerk's office not through the mail. We must also see the applicant's driver's license or non-driver's license, if he/she has one. There is no fee.
The town clerk is no longer a coordinator of elections as Onondaga County now oversees them. Anyone wanting to know what election district they live in and/or where to vote call the Onondaga County Board of Elections at 435-3312. Registration forms are available at the town clerk's office or you can call the Onondaga County Board of Elections and they will mail you one. We will be happy to answer any questions that we can if you contact us.
Ordinance Permits and Miscellaneous Licenses:
The clerks' office can also issue the following permits: refuse haulers, raffles, bell jar and games of chance, peddlers and solicitors, and mobile home permits.
Freedom of Information Law (FOIL):
Freedom of Information Law. FOIL Requests are made to the Town Clerks Department.
Zoning Research Letter. ($ 75.00) See Planning and Zoning DepartmentFORMS.
To apply for a solicitors permit you must first undergo a background check. The background check costs $10 which must be paid in person at the Town of Clay offices between the hours of 8:30-4:00. The background check form may be downloaded here.