Forms & Permits
Planning & Development
Brownfield Opportunity Areas Program Application
This is the Town of Clay's application in regards to the Brownfield Opportunity Areas Program which concerns specific areas of Three Rivers Point along Maider Road. This is a large document so please be patient for it to download completely.
Draft: Local Waterfront Revitalization Project
This is our current draft describing the Local Waterfront Revitalization Project.
- Building Permit (for new buildings, alterations and additions)
- Demolition Permit
- Building Permit for Antennas & Cell Towers
- Town Commercial Solar Permit & NYS Unified Solar Permit
- Procedure Requirement Sheet
- Sign Permit Application Forms
- Temporary Sign Guidelines Application
- Exterior Special (Temporary) Event Permit
Zoning Information Property Worksheet fee is $30 for residential, $75 for commercial and apartments.
Planning Board Applications
- Application for Preliminary Plat Approval & Disclosure Affidavit
- Administrative Subdivision Application and Instructions
- Application for Final Plat
- Application for Site Plan Approval
- Application for AMENDED Site Plan Approval
- Planning Board Special Permit
- Environmental Assesment Form (Long)
- Environmental Assesment Form (Short)
If you are building it yourself without a contractor please print out a BP-1 form, fill it out, and have it notarized or we can notarize it here when you sign it.
- New Home Building Permit
- Demolition Permit
- Manufactured Home Building Permit
- Alteration Building Permit
- Apartment Building & Additions Permit
- Garage/Pole-barn Permit
- Building Permit for Shed (400 sq/ft and under)
- Deck Building Permit
- Town Driveway Permit
- Fence Building Permit
- Town Solar Building Permit & NYS Unified Solar Permit (Residential)
Town Board Applications
Dog License Forms:
(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 Dog Control Officer, 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.
- Spayed/Neutered: $5
Conservation Licenses (hunting, fishing, etc.):
(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.
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.
Freedom of Information Law (FOIL):
Freedom of Information Law. FOIL Requests are made to the Town Clerks Department.
Handicap Parking Permits:
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.
Maps & Zoning:
- Town Maps: $3.00
- Zoning Ordinance: $20.00
- Large Zoning Map (Whole): $20.00
- Small Zoning Map (Whole): $10.00
- Large Zoning Map (Half): $10:00
- Drainage and Sewer Standards: $5.00
- Copies (8.5"x11"): $.25/page; (11"x17"): $.50/page; Wide (over 11"x17"): $3.00/page
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.
Marriage Transcripts and certified copies of any marriage filed with the Town of Clay. Proof must be presented in order to acquire one. The cost is $10.00 cash or check only.
Notice of Claim
If you'd like to make a claim against the Town of Clay please fill out the form below and mail or deliver it to the Town Offices.
Ordinance Permits & 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.
Passport applications are available in the town clerk's office from 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM. Passport renewals can not be processed through this office.
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 below. Next, please fill out the Application for Trade License form also available below:
Water Department Information
Hazard Mitigation Plan - 1, Section 4.1, Section 4.2, Section 4.3, Section 4.4, Section 5, Section 6, Appendices F and G, Appendices A to E
This is the Clay Hazard Mitigation Plan - a valuable resource for Town residents to refer to.