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While Town Clerks are generally credited with issuing licenses, that is only a small part of this complex job. Laws mandate many additional duties, but many clerks go well beyond those mandates as they serve as a major source of information to all. The Office of the Town Clerk also assists with the tax collection process for Town and County taxes.

The Town Clerk’s office has items that have been turned in that were found in the Community. If you find items please bring them to the Clerk’s office. If you’ve lost items please call the Clerk’s office to see if they’ve been turned in (607) 562-8443 Ext. 202 or 201

Parking Permit Form

Parking Permit forms must be filled out completely by your Physician to obtain a parking placard.

Photo ID is required when getting an accessibility tag.

Click here for application.

Hawkers and Peddlers Application

Print out an application and the information sheets to learn more about going door to door in the town of Big Flats.


Peddler Application


Peddler Information

Residency Forms

Your College will issue you the necessary form.  The form must be signed by the student in front of a notary prior to bringing it to the Clerk’s Office.

After the Clerk signs the form it needs to be taken to the:
County Treasurer’s Office
320 East Market Street

P.O. Box 588
Elmira, NY 14902

Marriage Licenses

Click here for Application

Fee - $40.00

Documents Required:

  • Driver’s License

  • Nondriver’s License

  • Embossed sealed state issued Birth Certificate

  • Previous Divorce Decree or Death Certificate (if applicable)

BOTH parties must be present in order for us to issue a Marriage License, and BOTH parties must fill out a form.


Request for Certified Marriage Transcript

Fee - $10.00

Driver's License is required to render this information. A reason for requesting transcript must be included.

Request for Marriage License

Going Out of Business Sales

Click here for Application

Fee - $500.00

NYS General Business Law: Article 29-F Going Out of Business Sales

Staff Contacts

Linda Cross

Town Clerk

(607) 562-8443 x201


Jessica Harvey

Deputy Town Clerk

(607) 562-8443 x202



Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm


(607) 562-7063


476 Maple Street

Big Flats, NY 14814

United States

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