Office of the Town Clerk

Office Hours

8:00 AM to 4:00PM Monday through Friday. Hunting and fishing licenses can be acquired until 3:30 PM.


1 Overocker Road, Poughkeepsie, New York, 12603 located on Level Two.  The Second Level driveway is before the Elks Club on the Left, or if coming down Overocker from Rt. 44 - Driveway on the right after the Elks Club.

The above applications are for vital records in the Town of Poughkeepsie only, after 1880. Births must have occurred either at home, in the Town of Poughkeepsie, or in Saint Francis Hospital before 1975. Deaths at home or at Mid Hudson Regional, formally known as Saint Francis will be on file here as well as any that may have occurred at nearby Lutheran Care Nursing Home. We also have a limited amount of records from the Hudson River State Hospital which was located in the Town of Poughkeepsie

ANY Births or Deaths that occurred at Vassar Hospital are located in the City of Poughkeepsie NOT HERE in the Town you will need to call 845-451-4276 

Marriage License Application Information

Monday through Thursday 

Please call the Town Clerk as we only do Marriage Licenses by appointment-$40.00 fee, cash or credit-($1.75 surcharge with credit card) - no personal checks for a marriage license. Both parties must be present at same time and here in the Town of Poughkeepsie, we require that both parties have their original raised seal Birth Certificates as well as one form of photo ID, preferably drivers license. If this is not your 1st marriage we require that you provide any and all certified judgment of divorce papers and or death certificates. All documents must be in English, if not must be translated by a certified translation company. We do not accept self-translations or online translations.

There are no remote licenses here in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

FOIL Requests

For more information about FOIL Requests, and to submit a FOIL request, visit our FOIL Request Page.  Please note that the Police department has their own FOIL Officer so in relation to any Police records please choose correctly. They do not have electronic submission.