Town of

Wales, New York

Town of Wales, New York

Town Clerk

Town Clerk / Mindy Eaton

Telephone: (716) 652-0589 Ext #2
Email: walestaxmindy@nullaol.com

Office Hours (as shown or by appointment)

Monday – 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM  closed 12-1pm
Tuesday – 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday – 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Thursday – 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM closed 12-1pm
Friday – 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM  closed 12-1pm

Hunting Licenses:

All hunters may obtain a hunting or fishing license in the Town Clerk’s Office. You will need to bring your driver’s license or previous hunting or fishing license and if you are a first time hunter, you need to bring your certificate from all courses you attended.

For additional information, visit the DEC website: “NYS Department of Environmental Conservation


How to obtain dog licenses:

The Town Clerk’s Office acts as the issuing agent of licenses for dogs in the Town of Wales. All dogs require a license at the age of four months. In order to license your dog, you will need:

*Proof of rabies vaccination.
*Certification from a licenses veterinarian if the dog is spayed/neutered.

The fees for licensing a dog are:
$5.00 for a spayed or neutered dog.
$13.00 for a unspayed or unneutered dog.


How to obtain a marriage license:

Marriage licenses can be applied for at the Town Clerk’s Office. Both parties must be present and have the following:

*Proper photo identification; either a driver’s license, non-driver ID card, passport or military ID.
*Birth certificate.
*Proof of end of all previous marriages.

The fee for a marriage license is $40. The license is not valid for 24 hours and is valid 60 days.


How to obtain a handicap parking permit:

You are eligible for a handicap parking permit if you are a New York State resident having a disability that impairs your mobility. The application form is available at our office and must be completed by your doctor and returned to our office to obtain the handicap parking permit. You must reside in the Town of Wales to obtain the parking permit from our office. Please bring your driver’s license or non-driver identification card with you when you come to our office


How to obtain a certified copy of birth:

For any births in the Town of Wales, you may request a certified copy of your birth certificate from our office. The New York State fee is $10 for each certified copy.

You must be at least 18 years of age to obtain your birth certificate. The parents listed on the birth certificate can also obtain certified copies of the birth certificate. By order of a New York State Court, a spouse, child or other person may obtain a copy of a birth certificate.
You may request your birth certificate in person or at our office by completing the application form noting all your pertinent personal information and presenting valid identification or you may request your birth certificate by mail noting your birth name, date of birth, parent’s names (including mother’s maiden name) and including a photocopy of your valid identification as well as your return address. The mailing address is:
Town of Wales, 12345 Big Tree Road, PO Box 264  Wales Center, NY 14169. Please include a money order or check payable to the Town of Wales in the amount of $10 for each certificate requested.


How to obtain a certified death certificate:

For any deaths in the Town of Wales, you may request a certified copy of the death certificate from our office. The New York State fee is $10 for each certified copy requested. You must be the spouse, parent or child of the deceased to obtain the death certificate or have a documented lawful right or claim; documented medical need or New York State Court Order. If the applicant is not the spouse, parent or child of the decedent, a lawful right or claim must be documented. An example of a lawful right or claim would be a death record needed by the applicant to claim a benefit. Documentation would consist of an official letter from the agency verifying that to process the claim they require from the applicant a copy of the requested death record.

You may request the death certificate in person at our office by completing the application form noting all pertinent information about
the decedent and your relationship to the decedent and presenting valid identification or you may request the death certificate by mail by noting the name of the decedent, date of death, your relationship to the decedent and include a photocopy of your valid identification as well as your return address. The mailing address: Town of  Wales, 12345 Big Tree Road PO Box 264, Wales Center, NY 14169. Please include a money order or check payable to the Town of Wales in the amount of $10 for each certificate requested.


How to obtain a certified copy of a marriage record:

The records for marriage licenses are maintained at the office where the marriage license was obtained (and not where the marriage ceremony took place). You may request a certified copy of your marriage certificate from our office if you applied for your license at our office. Either the bride or groom may obtain the certified copy or a person who has a documented judicial or other proper purpose or by New York State Court order. The New York State fee is $10 for each certified copy.

You may request the marriage certificate in person at our office by completing the application form noting all pertinent information about the marriage and presenting valid identification or you may request the marriage certificate by mail by noting the names of the bride and groom and date of marriage and include a photocopy of your valid identification as well as your return address. The mailing address: Town of Wales, 12345 Big Tree Rd, PO Box 264, Wales Center, NY 14169. Please include a money order or check payable to the Town of Wales in the amount of $10 for each certificate requested.