Duties & Responsibilities
The Town Clerk keeps minutes of all Town Board meetings. A current duty of the Town Clerk is to upload documents and Town government items to the Town's website. The Town Clerk also prepares the semi-annual newsletter from the Town Board.
Registrar of Vital Statistics
The Town Clerk keeps a permanent record of all births, and deaths occurring in Charlton, issues birth certificates, marriage licenses, certificates &/or transcripts, register death certificates and issues burial permits.
Records Management Officer
The Town Clerk acts as custodian of all permanent records of the Town and must provide for the storage and disposition of inactive records for all departments. The Clerk maintains records of adopted Town ordinances and local laws, oaths of office, resignations, petitions, proofs of publication, annual budgets, contracts, and fiscal reports.
Licenses / Permits
The Town Clerk issues NYS licenses/permits, including marriage, dog, hunting and fishing, and handicapped parking. The Town Clerk issues Saratoga County Certificates of Residency for students attending Community Colleges. The Clerk issues applications for Town Parks and Community Center use and keeps schedules of reservations.