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The Village of New Paltz Clerk serves as a liaison to the public, assistant to the Village of New Paltz Board of Trustees and is the Records Access Office and Chief Elections Officer in the Village of New Paltz. The Clerk focuses on the appropriate dissemination of information, including information available on our website, and also assists with interdepartmental communications and public affairs.
The Clerk strives to meet the needs of the community quickly, efficiently and always with courtesy. If you have any questions relating to laws, village records, scheduling in Village Hall and the Parks, village elections, forms, handicap parking permits, community information or general information, please contact the Clerk.
Office of the Village Clerk
Hours of Operation: 9A.M.- 4P.M. Monday-Friday
Kathryn Doyle-Bunker, Clerk
25 Plattekill Avenue
New Paltz, NY 12561
Telephone: 845.255.0130 x.11
E-Mail the Clerk
For questions relating to village taxes and water and sewer billing, please contact the Village Treasurer at 845.255.0130 x.10 or via e-mail.
For animal control, marriage licenses and information relating to specific properties, including deeds, county taxes and STAR exemptions, please contact the Town Clerk at 845.255.0100.
For questions relating to court and any tickets that are not parking tickets (i.e. moving violations, seatbelt, cell phone, etc.), please contact the Court Clerk at 845.255.0041.
Village of New Paltz Board of Trustees
The Village Clerk prepares the agenda in conjunction with the Mayor and the Trustees. If there is an issue you wish to have addressed at the Village Board of Trustees meeting, please put your concern in writing and submit to the Village Clerk.
The Village of New Paltz Board of Trustees meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month. A Public Comment period is always available at the beginning of the meeting for individuals to raise concerns to the Board.
Forms and Applications
Building Use Request Form and Room Use Policies
The Building Use Request Form must be filled out and submitted to the Village Clerk for scheduled events in any of the village buildings. Please review all building use policies, sign and submit, along with your request. Please also include a certificate of insurance with your application. To check room availability, please contact the Village Clerk or visit the calendar.
Downtown Business Parking Permit Application and Policies
Downtown businesses are welcome to request parking permits for the Plattekill Parking Lot and the Post Office Parking Lot. Due to limited availability, parking permits will be issued on a first-come, first-serve basis. Issuance and use of parking permits are subject to the certain conditions.
Handicapped Parking Permit Application
Please fill out Part 1 of the form. Then, have your doctor complete Part 2 of the form. Return the form to the Village Clerk for completion of Part 3 and issuance of your Handicapped Parking Permit.
Handicapped Parking Permits are valid for a period of time specified by your doctor if temporary, or for five years from the date of issuance if permanent. When your permit expires, you must fill out an application for a new permit, even if the permit is permanent.
Handicapped Parking Permits must be visibly hanging from the rearview mirror when parked. Handicapped Parking Permits must be removed from the mirror while driving.
The Village Clerk is unable to issue handicapped license plates. For this service, please visit the mobile Department of Motor Vehicles Van on Thursdays between 10:00am and 1:00pm and 2:00pm until 3:30pm behind Town Hall. Town Hall is located at:
1 Veterans Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561.
For questions regarding the mobile van, please contact Town Hall at 845.255.0100 x.1 or the Department of Motor Vehicles at 1.800.DIAL.DMV (1.800.342.5368).
The Parade Application must be filled out completely and submitted to the New Paltz Police Department. Please attempt to deliver the request at least 35 days prior to the date of the event but no less than 28 days.
Park Use Request Form and Policies
The Park Use Request Form must be filled out and submitted to the Village Clerk for scheduled events in any of the village parks with an estimated number of participants at 75 or more. Moriello Park will always require an official request, regardless of the number of participants, and must be coordinated in conjunction with the Town of New Paltz. Please review all park policies before submitting your request. Please also include a certificate of insurance with your application. Below is the fee schedule for refundable park deposits.
All checks should be made out to the Village of New Paltz with the name and date of the event in the Memo line. For Moriello Pool deposits, checks should be made out to the Town of New Paltz. Please contact Town Hall at 845.255.0604 or visit Town of New Paltz for more information on reserving Moriello Pool.
Please follow the instructions on the Peddler Permit Application very carefully. Exceptions will not be made in the issuance of permits. Please note that the application must be filled out even in instances where the fees may be waived. We recommend that applications are submitted at least six weeks before the date the permit is needed. Please attach all related documents - 2 standard passport photos, a copy of your driver's license and, if required, a Health Dept. certificate, an Agricultural Exemption and/or a certificate from the sealer of weights and measures - to your application.
The one day permit fee is $10
The one year permit fee is $100
Contact the Village Clerk immediately if you have any questions or concerns.
Police Commission Complaints, Comments, Suggestions Form
This form allows residents to formally file complaints, comments and suggestions with the New Paltz Police Commission.
Records Access Request Form
This form can be used for Freedom of Information requests for village records and documents. A letter outlining your request will also be accepted. Please include contact information, including either a telephone number, mailing address or e-mail address, for the fulfillment of your request.
Village Board Feedback Form
Residents may file this form to present questions, ideas and complaints to the Village Board.
Village Elections Click above for information on the May 3, 2011 Election.
For all other elections, please visit the Ulster County Board of Elections.
For a Voter Registration Form, including change of address or political party, please click HREF=http://www.villageofnewpaltz.org/filemgmt_data/files/NYvoterregistration.pdf>here. Please mail your completed voter registration form to the County in which you are registering to vote. For Ulster County, please mail the form to:
Ulster County Board of Elections
284 Wall Street
Kingston, NY 12401
Employment opportunities with the Village of New Paltz will be posted here, when available. Please fill out the Ulster County Employment Application and submit all other requested materials.
For Ulster County Employment and Civil Service Exams, please visit the Ulster County Personnel Department.
For other Ulster County Employment Resources, please visit the Workforce Development System.
For volunteer opportunities, including Boards, Committees and Commissions, please contact the Village Clerk. Please also visit this website in the future for volunteer opportunity announcements, a volunteer application and a list of the various Boards, Committees and Commissions, including vacancies.
Please contact the Village Clerk for information on records management and historic preservation. Please also visit this website in the future for more information.
The agency supporting records management work in New York is the New York State Archives.
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