The Village Clerk is also the Registrar of Vital Records for the Village of Pelham.
The Village of Pelham does not issue marriage licenses. If you wish to obtain a marriage license please contact the Town of Pelham at 914-738-0777.
Appointment & Responsibilities / Duties
The Village Clerk is appointed to a two-year term. The Village Clerk has custody of all Village records, papers, books, and communications, as well as the reports and communications of the Village Board of Trustees.
The Village Clerk issues various licenses and permits for taxis, alarms, peddlers, sidewalk cafes, sidewalk vending, cabaret, film, carting, and parking permits.
The Village Clerk works as the local liaison to the Westchester Board of Elections for the Village Elections held in November.
The Village Clerk is also the Freedom of Information Officer for the Village.
Most of the Village Clerk's duties are set forth in New York State Village Law Section 4-402, which partially provides as follows:
- Village Minutes
- Oath of Office
- Local Legislation
- Order to Pay Claims
- Transmitting Funds
- Maintaining postings
- Custody and Production of Books and Records
- Filing, and publishing notices relating to resolutions, local laws, public meetings, and open meetings.
- Serving as the point of contact for citizens with questions about the Village.
- Acting as the liaison between citizens and the Village Board of Trustees