Office of the City Clerk

About Us

The Office of the City Clerk is the City department that the City Council, the Board of Estimate and Contract, other departments, advisory boards, and the general public rely on for information regarding the operations and legislative history of the City. The City Clerk is the local official who administers democratic processes such as working with the Westchester County Board of Elections to conduct local, county, federal, general and special elections. As the general information bureau of the City and serving in the capacity of Records Management Officer, the City Clerk provides access to official City records, and performs legislative functions that promote government transparency. Many of the City Clerk’s specific responsibilities are guided by state laws, and the Elections Code, City regulations and policies. 

The City Clerk's Office is also known as the Licensing Bureau. Over 91 different types of City and New York State licenses and permits are issued to individuals and businesses.  In addition, Primary and General Elections for the City of Mount Vernon are coordinated by the City Clerk's Office. The City Clerk, as Registrar, is responsible for maintaining Mount Vernon's Birth and Death Records. For Death and Birth records please contact the Deputy Registrar.

For legal forms, divorces, domestic partnerships, apostille, food handler permit, passports, foreclosure/liens, deeds, judgements, business certificates, pistol permits and so much more, please visit the official website of the Westchester County Clerk.

For Certificate of Residency please contact the Westchester County Department of Finance (Click here).