Martha L. Librock, Town Clerk
Sheryl Miller, Deputy Town Clerk
Victoria Montagu, Deputy Town Clerk
Town Hall Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
Phone: (716) 652-3280
Fax: (716) 652-3507
The Town Clerk's Office is the center of town government. The Town Clerk maintains Town Board records and publishes notices of public hearings. As the Registrar, the Town Clerk keeps birth and death records, issues birth and death certificates and burial permits and conducts genealogical searches. The Town Clerk is an elected office with a four-year term. Deputies are appointed by the Town Clerk to assist in the duties of the office.
|The Town Clerk provides the following services: |
|Dog Licenses ||Genealogy Copies || |
|Hunting / Fishing Licenses ||Handicapped Parking Permits||Voter / Election Information |
|Marriage Licenses ||Solicitors Permits||Public Meeting Minutes |
|Birth Certificates ||Notary Public |
|Death Certificates ||Freedom of Information || |
All dogs in New York State require a license. Proof of a rabies vaccination from a veterinarian is required. The rabies certificate must contain the date the shot was given and the expiration. For dogs that are unable to receive a rabies shot, a Certificate of Exemption from Rabies Vaccination MUST be completed by the attending veterinarian and the dog owner. Certificates are available from the Town Clerk's office.
All dogs over the age of four (4) months must be licensed. Dog licenses must be renewed every year and the fees are as follows:
Spayed / Neutered dogs $ 10.00
Unspayed / Unneutered dogs $18.00
Replacement ID tags $ 3.00
Handicapped Parking Permits
Applications for residents of the Town of Aurora are available from the Town Clerk's Office and must be completed by the applicant and his/her physician. The application is then returned to the Town Clerk's Office. Photo ID from the applicant is required (driver's license or non-driver's ID from New York State). Upon receipt of the completed application, a permit is issued for a period of up to five years. The permit is valid in any handicapped parking space in New York State and is recognized in 38 other states as well.
Hunting and Fishing Licenses
New York State Conservation Licenses may be obtained at the Town Clerk's Office. Hunters should bring their driver's license and either an old hunting license or a hunter education certificate when applying. Old backtags are not valid proof of eligibility. Fishing licenses are required for persons 16 years of age and older. A driver's license or driver's permit are eligible forms of identification.
The Town Clerk's Office also has information regarding the Venison Donation Coalition, or visit the Venison Coalition Website.
When purchasing a lifetime license for a child, the purchase must bring a copy of the child's birth certificate and a copy of the parent's proof of residency.
Fees vary according to license type:
|Resident Licenses: |
|Senior Sportsman / Fishing (70 years of age of older) |
|Small Game / Big Game Combination|
|Small Game |
|Sportsman (small & big game & fishing) |
|SuperSportsman (small & big game, fishing, archery, muzzleloading & turkey) |
|Conservation Legacy (SuperSportsman plus the Conservationist Magazine) |
|Deer Management Permit (DMP)|
|Habitat Stamp and Pin |
Fishing (7 consecutive days)
Archery (bow hunting)
Turkey Permit (includes Fall & Spring)
Junior Small Game
Junior Archery (bow hunting)
|Lifetime Sportsman (ages 0-4) |
|Lifetime Sportsman (ages 5-11) |
|Lifetime Sportsman (ages 12-69) |
|Lifetime Sportsman (70 and older) |
|Lifetime- Small and Big Game Hunting |
|Lifetime- Fishing license (age 0-69) |
|Lifetime- Fishing license (age 70 and older) |
|Trapping license |
|Bowhunting license |
|Muzzleloading license |
|Non-Resident Licenses: |
7-day fishing (consecutive days)
Archery (bow hunting)
More information can be obtained at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation website. www.dec.state.ny.us
The Town Clerk is responsible for issuing a New York State Marriage License to qualified applicants as well as recording the marriage with the New York State Department of Health. The marriage record is on file in this office and in Albany.
Licenses to marry in New York State may be obtained from the Town Clerk's office regardless of the residence of either of the parties. Once the license is issued and the 24-hour waiting period has passed, the ceremony must be performed within 60 days and can be performed anywhere in New York State.
In order to obtain a marriage license, the applicants must present photo ID (drivers license or passport) and their birth certificate. Both applicants must appear in person. Marriage license applicants whose previous marriage(s) ended in divorce, annulment or death of a spouse, must provide proof of dissolution of all previous marriage(s) by presenting a certified copy of Divorce or Annulment decrees and/or a certified copy of a Death Certificate for each previous marriage. Blood tests are no longer required.
The fee for obtaining a New York State Marriage License is $40 payable by cash, check or money order to the Aurora Town Clerk . Additional Certified Transcripts of Marriage are available for $10 per copy.
Licenses are issued by the Aurora Town Clerk's office from 8:30 a.m. through 4:p.m., Monday through Friday. After-hours appointments are available upon request.
Certified Copy: $10
All births that occurred in the Town of Aurora are filed with the Town Clerk and a birth certificate is issued. Our birth records go back to 1893. A certified copy of a birth certificate is available for $10 (cash, check or money order payable to: Aurora Town Clerk) to an applicant eligible to receive it. Application forms are available from the Town Clerk's office.
A certified copy or a certified transcript of a birth certificate may be issued only:
To the person named on the birth certificate, if 18 years of age or older;
To the parents or lawful representative of the person named on the birth certificate;
To a person with a New York State Court Order;
To a municipal, state or federal agency when needed for official purposes.
The applicant must provide a driver's license as proof of identification. If a driver's license is not available the following may be presented:
State issued non-driver's license identification card;
Military identification card;
Employer's photo identification card;
Police report documenting the applicant's name, address and theft or loss of positive identification.
Certified Copy: $10
All deaths that occur in the Town of Aurora are filed with the Town Clerk. Our death records go back to 1893. Certified copies are provided for $10 per copy (cash or check/money order payable to: Aurora Town Clerk) to an eligible person or family member. Application forms are available from the Town Clerk's office.
A certified copy or a certified transcript of a death certificate may be issued only:
To the spouse, parent, child or lawful representative of the deceased;
To a person with a New York State Court Order issued on a showing of necessity for the confidential medical information;
By a municipal, state or federal agency specifically requesting the confidential medical information for official purposes.
Information from records of birth, death and marriage are available for genealogical research purposes. The information may be released for genealogy research subject to the following requirements:
No information shall be released from a sealed birth certificate;
The birth certificate has been on file for at least 75 years; and
The person to whom the birth certificate relates is known by the applicant to be deceased. (Proof required.)
The time periods specified for birth, death and marriage records are waived if the applicant is a descendant of the person whose record is being requested. A descendent is a person in the direct line of descent such as a son, daughter, grandson, granddaughter, etc. Proof that the requestor is a direct descendant is required. The fee for a genealogy certificate is $11 (cash, check or money order payable to: Aurora Town Clerk).Solicitor's Permits
Canvassers and solicitors in the Town of Aurora must obtain a permit from the Town Clerk's Office. Permit applications are available from the Town Clerk's Office. Click here for the town code. To review the section pertaining to solicitors permits, type Solicitors in the search box.
The Town Clerk and the Deputy Town Clerk are Notary Publics. We are available during regular business hours. Proper identification (driver's license or non-driver's ID) must be submitted and the person signing must be present. This service is free.
Freedom of Information
The Freedom of Information Law provides that all records be accessible to the public except for those records that fall within specific exemptions. Records can be obtained from the Town by submitting the request in writing either by mail or by stopping by the Town Clerk's Office. A fee of $.25 per page is charged.
U.S. citizens 18 years of age and older are eligible to vote, provided they are properly registered. All voter registration is done by mail. Forms are available at the Town Clerk's Office, and may be picked up in person or will be mailed upon request. The registration form must be completed and mailed to the Erie County Board of Elections, 134 West Eagle Street, Buffalo, NY 14202.
Applying for an absentee ballot is a two-step process. Application forms are available from the Board of Elections or from the Town Clerk's Office and must be completed and returned to the Board of Elections, 134 West Eagle Street, Buffalo, NY 14202. The Board of Elections will then mail the ballot to the applicant and must be returned before the deadline specified by the Board of Elections.
Anyone interested in becoming an election inspector should contact the Erie County Board of Elections directly at (716) 858-8891.
Annual Water Statement
Click here for the Annual Water Supply Statement and Consumer Confidence Report