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: 9 am – 4 pm Monday-Friday
Alberta G. Shaw, Village Clerk
25 Plattekill Avenue
New Paltz, NY 12561
E-Mail the Clerk: Clerk@villageofnewpaltz.org
For dog control, marriage licenses please contact the Town Clerk at 845.255.0100.
For information relating to specific properties, including deeds, county taxes, and STAR exemptions please contact the Assessor’s Office.
For questions relating to court and any tickets that are not parking tickets (i.e. moving violations, seat-belt, cell phone, etc.), please contact the Court Clerk at 845.255.0041
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. You may also contact the Clerk, the Assistant to the Village Board, and the full Village Board of Trustees at this address: VB@villageofnewpaltz.org
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
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 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 temporary permit expires, your doctor must fill out a new application for you. For a permanent tag bring the tag and the applicants license or ID and it can be renewed provided that the tag was issued here.
Handicapped Parking Permits must be visibly hanging from the rear-view 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 10:00 am and 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm until 3:30 pm behind Town Hall. Town Hall is located at 1 Veterans Drive, New Paltz, NY 12561.
If you wish to have a parade please visit the Town of New Paltz website or contact the Town Clerk at 845.255.0100 for a parade application
Individuals and organizations of the Village/Town of New Paltz are welcome to request use of Village parks or other Village owned locations for special events.
Requests are reviewed and approved on a first-come, first served basis by the Mayor and Board of Trustees.
Non-New Paltz residents/organizations are required to pay a nonrefundable Application $25.00 administration fee at the time the application is
submitted to the Village Clerk, 25 Plattekill Avenue, New Paltz, NY 12561. Please review all park policies before submitting your request.
Please also include a certificate of insurance with your application.
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 COLOR 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.
Filming Policy & Application:
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.
Residents may file this form to present questions, ideas, and complaints to the Village Board.
The Village of New Paltz will hold a general election on Tuesday, May 4th, 2021. The following offices will be filled: 2 Trustee positions for the Village of New Paltz each for a term of four (4) years. The polling place is the Fire House at 25 Plattekill Ave and the hours during which the polls shall be open will be from 12:00 noon until 9:00 PM.
For all other elections, please visit the Ulster County Board of Elections.
Click here to Register to Vote.
Click here for Information regarding running for office.
Please note: the information contained herein has been obtained from the New York Conference of Mayors (NYCOM) and is intended to allow the public immediate access to public information. While all attempts are made to provide accurate, current, and reliable information, the Village recognizes the possibility of human and/or mechanical error. Therefore, the Village, its employees, officers, agents, and agencies make no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, currency, or suitability of the information provided by herein, and deny any expressed or implied warranty as to the same.
For more information regarding Elections or Election Law please consult the New York State Board of Elections website or an attorney regarding your individual situation.
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
Designation of Official Holidays in the Village of New Paltz:
Independence Day – Friday, July 3rd, 2020
Labor Day – Monday, September 7, 2020
Yom Kippur – Monday, September 28, 2020
Columbus Day – Monday, October 12, 2020
Election Day – Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Veterans Day – Monday, November 11, 2020
Thanksgiving Day and day after – Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27, 2020
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day – Thursday, December 24 & Friday, December 25, 2020
New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day – Thursday, December 31, 2020 & Friday January 1, 2021
Martin Luther King Day – Monday, January 18, 2021
Presidents’ Day – Monday, February 15, 2021
Good Friday – Friday, April 2, 2021
Memorial Day – Monday, May 31, 2021