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Genealogy Requests

Birth, Death and Marriage records are available for genealogy purposes dating back to the 1880's. A request can be made by mail or by stopping in the office.

Birth Certificates

All births that occur in the Town of Clarence are filed with the Town Clerk and a birth certificate is issued. Applications are available in the office. Our birth records go back to 1882. A certified copy of a birth certificate is available for $10 upon proof of the person making the request.

Death Certificates

All deaths that occur in the Town of Clarence are filed with the Town Clerk. A burial certificate is then obtained. We have death certificates on file from 1882 and forward. Certified copies are provided for $10 per copy to an appropriate person or family member. Burial certificates are on file for each burial in the Town.

Freedom of Information Office

The Freedom of Information Law (Public Officers Law, Article 6) provides that all records are accessible to the public, except records or portions of records that fall within a specific exempt category. Requests can be obtained from the Town Clerk by submitting the request in writing or stopping into the Town Clerk's Office and filling out a request form, click here for form. The officer has five days to answer the request or notify the person when the request will be available. A written explanation is prepared for any request that is denied. A fee of $.25 per page may be charged.