Town Clerk Contact Info

General Town Clerks Office phone #: 
845-783-1900 ext. 203

Address: 1465 Orange Turnpike
Monroe, NY 10950 - Lower Level
Office Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8:00am-4:00pm

Mary Ellen F. Beams  RMC
Town Clerk

phone icon 845-783-1900 ext. 100
fax icon 845-782-5597

Patricia Kasch                    
Deputy Town Clerk

phone icon 845-783-1900 ext. 103
fax icon 845-782-5597

Valerie Bitzer                    
Deputy Town Clerk

phone icon 845-783-1900 ext. 102
fax icon 845-782-5597

Welcome to the Town of Monroe’s Town Clerk’s Office. My name is Mary Ellen F. Beams. I have been proudly serving the Town of Monroe as Town Clerk since 2005. Prior to that I served as Deputy Town Clerk since 2002.  I have been a resident in the Town of Monroe for over 50 years.  It is an honor, and privilege to serve the residents of the Town of Monroe.

The Town Clerk's Office is the public's information center for the Town of Monroe's government. The role of the Town Clerk is to perform many important administrative duties on behalf of the town and state government including : Records Access Officer, Registrar of Vital Statistics for the Town of Monroe & Village of Monroe, Records Management Officer, Licensing Clerk, Tax Collector.


NOTARY Services
available at no charge by appointment only (9:00am-3:00pm / Monday-Friday) 

MARRIAGE LICENSES **Due to COVID-19 we are presently only issuing Marriage Licenses to Orange County Residents until further notice.

To Obtain A Marriage License

MARRIAGE CEREMONIES - call for information 845-783-1900 x203



You can purchase your prepackaged E-ZPass On-The-Go tag for $25.00 from our Town Clerk's Office.  There is no additional cost for getting an E-ZPass tag at an On-the-Go location, the full $25.00 payment is moved to your account as soon as you register your tag online. Stop by and purchase your tag, mount the tag in your vehicle and register your tag within 48 hours!


Copies of vital records for those individuals who were born, died or obtained their marriage license in the Town of Monroe or the Village of Monroe are on file in the Town Clerk's Office. The fee is $10 per copy. You may request a copy by mail or in person.

Death Certificates - you must show proof of relationship.
Marriage Certificates- must show photo ID
Birth Certificates- must show photo ID

Application for Birth, Death or Marriage Certificate


A Freedom of Information form (FOIL) is available on the town website as well as in person at our office.
The Town is required to accept and respond to FOIL requests via email as well.  They can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

FOIL Online Submission Form
FOIL PDF Application


Application for Dog Licenses: 

  1. A)  For spayed or neutered dogs:  $10
  2. B)  For unspayed or unneutered dogs:  $20 
  3. C)  Senior’s over 65 dog licenses are free
  4. D) Replacement dog license tag: $3

A valid Rabies Certificate must be presented at time of License and / or Renewal.

Dog License Application
Affidavit- Spayed/Neutered Dogs


(Low cost spay/neutering for CATS ONLY)

The Town Clerk's Office is proud to announce that the Town of Monroe has joined the list of Towns who have partnered with the T.A.R.A. spay/neuter program for cats only.

This is how the program works: A Town of Monroe, Village of Monroe, Village of Harriman, or Village of Kiryas Joel resident may come to the Town Clerk's Office to prove residency (driver's license, tax bill, utility bill).
You then pay a fee of $25.00,  which is put toward the total fee charged, and the remainder fee of $25.00 will be subsidized by the Town of Monroe.
***It is the owner/sponsor responsibility to contact the T.A.R.A. clinic at (845) 343-1000 to make an appointment.
(Appointments must be made in advance)
Cats can be spayed or neutered at any T.A.R.A. mobile location
Certificate expires 60 days from date issued.


You must have a valid drivers license.
First time purchases in the Town of Monroe requires the applicant to produce an old hunting license (backtag is not sufficient)


If you are a registered Republican or Democrat and would like to work as an inspector please contact the Town Clerks Office at 845-783-1900.

How to Become an Election Inspector
NYS Voter Registration Form
NYS Absentee Ballot Application


Temporary - Red Tag - 6 months

Permanent - Blue Tag - 2 years

Please click link below. Doctors official stamp or a voided script is REQUIRED
Handicap Placard Application Form


Employment Application (04 19

Peddler's Permit Application Packet Revised 4-30-19

Local Law No. 3 of 2019 Amending Ch. 35 of the Code of the Town of Monroe RE Peddling and Soliciting

Filming Permit

Blasting Permit Application

Rules for Blasting