Town Clerk and Receiver of Taxes

Mission Statement

The  Town Clerks Office collects Town and County and Vestal Central School Taxes.   This office assists the Assessor's Office with bank escrow maintenance.

You can find current tax information and Receipts at 

Check payable to:      
Vestal Central School 
for School Taxes (September taxes)
Debra Wallace, Receiver for Town and County Taxes (January taxes)

Please DO NOT tape or staple the checks. 

There are only TWO ways to pay your taxes.  By USPS (mail) with a USPS Postmark or in person at 605 Vestal Parkway West.  
If you are using a check payment service you may want to make sure that they send your check out with a postmark. 

For Town and County Taxes ONLY, you may pay on line with a credit card.

Hours are:
Monday- Friday
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Closed on holidays

County Tax Rate: 5.77275600
Town Tax Rate: 2.49338300

Town and County Taxes are due on or before Jan. 31st 2024
1% Penalty 02/01/2024
2% Penalty 03/01/2024


Marriage Licenses are done by appointment only.
No appointment needed for taxes.

The Town Clerk's Office is considered the center of local government. The services provided by our office are wide ranging and essential to the proper functioning of the Town.

Service is what the Clerk's Office is all about. We work as a team to ensure that everyone who seeks assistance or services from our Office benefits from the collective knowledge of our experienced staff.

As part of a continuing effort to improve the way we interact with the public, we have recently added many user friendly upgrades to this site.

We invite you to browse our site to become familiar with the multitude of functions and services that we provide.

Debra Wallace, Vestal Town Clerk

Functions and Services

Clerk to the Town Board: Records the minutes of all Town Board meetings and authors the minute books, the only official record of the activities of Town government. The resulting volumes are retained permanently for legal and historic purposes.

Registrar of Vital Statistics: Records of all births, deaths and marriage applications occurring within the Town of Vestal are recorded, filed and maintained accurately and confidentially. Certified copies are made available only to those who are legally entitled to them at a cost of $10.00 per copy.

Application for a certified copy of a vital record

Records Management Officer (RMO): Custodian of all Town records, responsible for active files, storage and retrieval of inactive records, and the careful maintenance of archival material.

Records Access Officer (RAO): The Town Clerk is designated as the Records Access Officer and has the duty of coordinating the Town’s response to public requests for access to records pursuant to the (NY State Freedom of Information Law FOIL). FOIL requests can be submitted in paper form or by e-mail. Paper copies of records cost 25 cents a page, however, there is no charge if the records are available in an electronic format and are transmitted as such.

Application for access to records (FOIL Request)

Genealogical Research: The Clerk’s Office provides assistance to the Town Historian in handling genealogical record searches. Requests for this service should be made to Town Historian Margaret Hadsell. She can be reached at (607) 321-6038 or

Filing Officer: Maintains records of adopted Town Ordinances and Local Laws, Town Oaths of Office, petitions, Proof of Publications, Annual Budgets, Assessment Rolls, fiscal reports, notices of lien and claims against the Town. Additionally, maintains public signboard, advertises and receives bids for purchase of materials and services and files Burial Permits.

Secretary to the Board of Fire Commissioners: Recording Secretary to the Town Board in its capacity as the Board of Fire Commissioners.

Notary Public: As a courtesy to our residents, we offer free Notary Public services during our regular business hours. 

Licensing Agent: The Town Clerk issues numerous State and Town licenses and permits.  Please refer to the Licenses and Permits and Downloadable Forms links in the upper right portion of this page for additional details and application forms for the following licenses and permits:

Dog License
Marriage License - Marriage Licenses will be done by appointment only. Please call 607-748-1514.
Hunting and Fishing Licenses 
Gaming Licenses
Parking Permit For the Disabled
Peddler and Solicitor Licenses
Live Entertainment License
Second Hand Dealer License
Transient Merchant License
Promotional License
Farmers Market Permit