Town of Sheldon
A Right to Farm Community                      
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Town Clerk's Office
Carol Zittel, Sheldon Town Clerk
Email:  sheldontownclerk@rochester.rr.com 

 
Town Clerk Hours:  The Town Clerk's Office will be closed April 16th - April 19th.  


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The Town Clerk is often in the office on other days, please call the Town Hall at 585-535-7644 to check for hours.  To reach the Town Clerk during office hours please call 585-535-7644.  

Form of Payment
The Town Clerk accepts cash, personal checks and money orders.  Credit cards are not accepted.  A $20 fee will be assessed for returned checks.

Hunting & Fishing Licenses
Photo ID is required.  
Cash or check only.

Dog Licenses
All dogs 4 months of age and older must be licensed.  Fees are as follows:  spayed/neutered $9, unspayed/unneutered $18.   Click here for a dog license form.  An updated copy of rabies vaccination is required.  Checks should be made payable to Sheldon Town Clerk.  Dog licenses can be mailed to the Town Clerk's attention.  Mail to:  Sheldon Town Clerk, 1380 Centerline Rd., Strykersville, NY 14145.  Please include a stamped-self addressed envelope.  To reach the County Animal Control Officer, please call Justa Goodell at 585-786-8938.

Free Rabies Clinics:  The Wyoming County Health Dept. is sponsoring the following rabies clinics:  
2014 Clinics:
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 from 6pm-8pm at the Perry Village Highway Dept., South Federal St., Perry
Thursday, June 12, 2014 from 6pm-8pm at the Arcade Town Highway Dept., Route 98, Arcade
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 from 6pm-8pm at the Attica Town Highway Dept., Route 98, Attica
Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 9am-11:30am at the Wyoming County Highway Dept., 4328 Route 19, Silver Springs
Dogs, cats and ferrets three months of age or over will be inoculated at these clinics.  The initial vaccination is good for one year only.  For dogs and cats each vaccination thereafter will be effective for a period of three years.  (ferrets must be vaccinated yearly).  Animals must be accompanied by by someone able to control them.  This is a free clinic to Wyoming County residents.  Donations will be accepted.  Out of County residents $5.00.  If you have any questions, please call the Wyoming County Highway Dept. at 786-8894.

Notary Services available at no cost.  Please bring photo ID.  Do not sign the document until you are in the notary's presence.

Marriage Licenses
Marriage licenses require the presence of the bride and groom.  Original birth certificates (with seal) as well as a drivers license or passport are required for identification purposes.  Divorce applicants must bring dated divorce papers.  The cost is $40, made payable to the Sheldon Town Clerk.  A marriage ceremony cannot occur until 24 hours after license issuance and the license is valid for up to 60 days.  Town of Sheldon Justice, Francis Lefort is available for marriage ceremonies.  Please call the Court office at 585-535-0468 to speak with Judge Lefort.

Parking Permits for Persons with Disability
The Town Clerk issues the permit after your physician has filled out the required paperwork.  Please see attached instructions and application.  Valid photo ID is required.  There is no fee for the permit. 

Requests for Copies of Town Records (other than marriage, birth, death) 

To request copies of Town records, please complete the FOIL request form and submit to the Town Clerk.  Copies will only be made after payment has been received.  
FOIL Request Form

Certified Copies of Birth, Death, Marriage Records
Marriage Certificates:  Certified copies of marriage licenses may be issued to the spouses listed on the license.  
If requesting by mail:
 Please complete the request form and submit with a notarized letter requesting the document, a copy of a government issued photo ID (driver's license, passport, military ID). 
If requesting in person: (please call ahead 585-535-7644)  a government issued photo ID and a completed marriage request form.
Fee:  $10.00 payable to the Sheldon Town Clerk
Death Certificates:  Certified copies of death certificates can only be issued to a spouse, children, siblings or parents of the deceased or other lawful representative with medical or legal documentation.
If requesting by mail:  Please complete the request form and submit with a notarized letter requesting the document, a copy of a government issued photo ID (driver's license, passport, military ID).
If requesting in person: (please call ahead 585-535-7644) a government issued photo ID and a completed death certificate request form.
Fee:  $10.00 payable to the Sheldon Town Clerk
Birth Certificates:  A certified copy of a certificate of live birth may only be issued to the following:  the individual named on the certificate, a parent named on the certificate, a legal guardian or by court order.
If requesting by mail:  Please complete the request form and submit with a notarized letter requesting the document, a copy of a government issued photo ID (driver's license, passport, military ID)
If requesting in person (please call ahead 585-535-7644):  a government issued photo ID and a completed death certificate request form.
Fee:  $10.00 payable to the Sheldon Town Clerk
Genealogy Requests:
  • Birth certificates - if on file for at least 75 years and the person whose name is on the birth certificate is known to be deceased.
  • Death certificates - if on file for at least 50 years.
  • Marriage certificates - if on file for at least 50 years and both spouses are known to be deceased.

The time periods are waived for direct-line descendants. A direct line descendant is a person in the direct line of descent, i.e., the child, grandchild, great grandchild of the person whose record is requested. The direct-line descendant applicant must provide the following:

  • Proof of their relationship to the person whose record they are requesting.
  • Proof of the death of the person whose birth certificate they are requesting.
  • Proof of the death of both spouses whose marriage certificate they are requesting
Geneaology Request Form:
Fee:  $10.00 payable to the Sheldon Town Clerk
 
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