The St. Lawrence County Seat

Town Clerk

Office Hours: Mon. – Fri. 8:30AM to 4PM (except holidays)

Town Clerk: Lisa Hammond

Deputy Clerk: Heidi Smith

Contact Info

Municipal Building

60 Main Street

Canton, NY 13617

Phone: 315-386-3735

Fax: 315-386-4881


Village and Town applications, permits, and forms available here

Dog License:

Dogs four months of age and older MUST be licensed according to NYS Law.

Spayed/Neutered $7:00
Unspayed/Unneutered $14.00
(Current rabies certificate required)

Marriage License:

Must be purchased at least 24 hours before marriage and can be purchased up to 60 days in advance. An appointment is appreciated to ensure the clerks will be there.

Fee: $40.00

Sporting Licenses:

All DEC approved hunting and fishing licenses can be purchased at the Town Clerk’s Office.

Birth/Death Certificates:

Are on file in the Town Clerk’s Office. For certified copies an application is needed. Call, write or stop by the Town Clerk’s Office.

Handicap Parking Permits:

Issued at the Police station located in the Municipal Building. Hangers issued with application signed by doctor.


Town and County Tax Bills are mailed December 31st and payable through the Town Clerk’s Office. School Tax Bills are mailed August 31st and are payable at the Town Clerk’s Office.

The Property Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (PDF)

The Town Clerk’s Office also offers geneology searches and general information.

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