Town Clerk

TOWN BOARD MEETINGS START AT 6:30 pm on the second Tuesday of every month.  Call Carol Mackin with any questions, 845-266-5853, Opt. 1


Dog Licenses are issued by the Town Clerk. All dogs over the age of 4 months need to be licensed, according to NYS law. Spayed/Neutered $10, Unaltered $20. Proof of rabies vaccination and spay/neuter required. ALL dogs, including FOSTERED DOGS over the age of 4 months and harbored in Clinton for more than 30 days REQUIRE a dog license. Proof of rabies vaccination and spay/neuter required. See the Town Clerk to license your dog.Purebred licenses are also available for those who qualify.

FOIL REQUEST – Freedom of Information: Click here to get On Line Printable Version of Form:  FOIL request

HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSES: Are seasonally available for purchase at the Town Clerk’s office.  Please bring last year’s license OR your driver’s license or other photo id.  If you have not had a previous hunting license, you must bring proof of completing a hunter’s safety class.

There is a new fee structure which began in 2014. The DEC no longer offers combination licenses, sportsmen will need to piece them together.  

SUPER SPORTSMAN = Hunting + Bowhunting + Muzzleloading + Fishing
SPORTSMAN = Hunting + Fishing
TRAPPER SUPER SPORTSMAN = Hunting + Muzzleloading + Trapping + Fishing

LEGISLATION:  Town legislation has been codified and is available on line at this link.  Please contact the Town Clerk’s office if you have any questions. Click here for instructions
Click to go to the online documents: 

MARRIAGE LICENSES: NYS fee is $40. Also, when applying for a license, you will need photo ID, birth certificate, and divorce papers if applicable. Originals or certified copies are acceptable.

NOTARY PUBLIC:  Monday – Thursday 9 AM to 3:30 PM, Carol Mackin is a Notary.  Other times by appointment.

BURNING REGULATIONS: Revised burning regulations went into effect in October 2009. The town no longer issues burning permits.  Please visit  for more information or call Division of Air Resources 518-402-8403. NYS Annual Spring Burn Ban is in effect: MARCH 16TH TO MAY 14TH

Forms for your use:

FEE SCHEDULE: RES 15 of 2023 FEBRUARY 14, 2023

FOIL request

absentee ballot application


Application for Copy of Death Record

handicapped parking form –
you must include on the form your nine digit driver’s license number

pavilion rental form

rp524 grievance form


Questions? Please contact Carol Mackin, Town Clerk at 845-266-5853 Option 1

Carol Mackin, Town Clerk

Mary Molloy, Deputy Clerk

Office Location:
School House Lower Level

Monday - Thursday 8:30AM - 4:30PM; other times by appointment

Phone: 845-266-5853 Option 1
Fax: 845-266-5748

Staff Contacts:

Carol Mackin:
Mary Molloy:

Mailing Address:

Town of Clinton, Town Clerk
1215 Centre Road
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Other Information:

Carol Mackin is a Notary.