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About the Town Clerk

Responsibilities of the Clerk:

Public Relation Officer: Must be dedicated to the community. Her office is the center of local government and conveys a lasting impression of the community to all who enter.

Recording Secretary: Authors of the only official minute books and the only official recorder of the activities of Town government. The resulting volumes are retained permanently for legal and historic purposes. Few individuals are entrusted with a responsibility of this magnitude.

Records Management Officer: Custodian of all Town records, responsible for active files, storage and disposition of inactive records and the careful maintenance of archival material. Administrator of the Freedom of Information Law which guarantees your right to know the working of government.

Filing Officer: Maintains records of adopted Town Ordinances and local laws, Town Oaths of Office, resignations, petitions, proof of publications, annual budgets, fiscal reports, notices of lien, subpoena and court actions, binds/notes registers, zoning ordinances and maps. Maintains public signboard, advertises and receives bids for purchase of Town material, files burial permits from cemeteries located within the Town.

Licensing Officer: Issues State licenses/permits, including marriage, dog, conservation (hunting and fishing), games of chance, bingo and handicapped parking. Issues Town licenses/permits mandated by Local Law (e.g. transient merchants/peddlers, parks, etc.)

Registrar of Vital Statistics: The Town Clerk is appointed keeper of all birth and death records within a community, issuing birth and death certificates, burial permits, as well as conducting genealogical searches.

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Town of Brookhaven Public Notices 

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Town of Brookhaven Town Clerk Forms and Documents

Town of Brookhaven About the Town Clerk 

Hours of Operation:
Regular Hours of Operation:
Monday: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Research Hours:
Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Special Hours:
*Mondays: visitors must sign in before 6:45 p.m. 
*Land Use applications: between 9am and 3pm
*Marriage License applicant should arrive no later than fifteen minutes prior to the close of business

Contact Information:
Donna Lent, Town Clerk  
Patricia Ryan, Chief Deputy Town Clerk
Barbara Davidman, Executive Assistant 

One Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738
(631) 451-9101, phone -- (631) 451-9264, fax

A Service Fee of 2.35% will be added to all credit card transactions. The minimum fee will be $1.50.