Contact Information

Town Clerk
Darlena E. Decker


6 Horton Road

P.O. Box 358

Blooming Grove, NY 10914

P: (845) 496-3895
F: (845) 496-1787

Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm

Upcoming Events

Tuesday September 17, 2019 | 7:30PM
Town Board Meeting
Wednesday September 18, 2019 | 7:30PM
Planning Board Work Sesssion
Monday September 23, 2019 | 7:30PM
ZBA Meeting
Tuesday September 24, 2019 | 6:30PM
Town Board Budget Workshop
Wednesday September 25, 2019 | 8:00PM
Planning Board Meeting
Tuesday October 1, 2019 | 7:30PM
Town Board Meeting
Wednesday October 2, 2019 | 3:00PM
Planning Board Technical Workshop
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Town Clerk

Town Clerk Duties

The Town Clerk’s Office is usually referred to as the HUB of local government. A vast majority of Town business passes through this office for such things as filing, certification, retention, notarization or transmittal, to name a few. The variety of duties & responsibilities are contained mainly in Town Law §30.

State and Federal mandates are an important part of the duties performed. Responsible for certification or documentation of action taken by the Town Board for legal purposes such as filing, court cases, etc. Oaths of Office must be filed in the Town Clerk’s Office.

The Town Clerk's Office updates and makes available to public:
Zoning Ordinance and map, Subdivision Regulations, Municipal Code, and Industrial Appraisal. 

Attends Town Board Meetings and Town Board Work Sessions and prepares minutes of the meetings which must contain all official actions taken by the Town Board.

Certifies and files all Local Laws with the New York State Department of State. A Local Law Book is retained as required by law.

BIDS: Publishes Bid Notices, distributes bid packets to bidders, conducts bid opening, prepares minutes of the bid opening, retains bid bonds, submits to Town Board for bid award, notifies successful bidder, files necessary documentation.

Retains file of Performance Bonds and Inspection fees on deposit with the Town for Subdivisions, Gravel Banks, Street Openings and Driveway Permits.

Issuing Agent for many NYS Agencies including Dept. of Health, Dept. of Environmental Conservation, Agriculture & Markets, Racing & Wagering Board and Dept. of Motor Vehicles.

Prepares department budget, provides monthly financial reports to State / County and Town.

Most importantly the Town Clerk’s Office strives to serve the residents of the Town of Blooming Grove in an efficient, helpful and professional manner.

Other titles held by the Town Clerk
Notary Public Registrar of Vital Statistics
Records Access Officer Office Administrator
Records Management Officer Election Coordinator
Registered Municipal Clerk
 Items available at the Town Clerks Office
 Conservation Licenses 
Deer Management
Hunt, Fish, Trap, Etc. 
 Turkey Permits
Marriage Licenses
Driveway Permits
Marriage Transcripts
 Street Openings
Dog Licenses
 Handicap Parking
Bingo Licenses
Public Assembly 
Games of Chance Licenses
 Amplified Sound
Peddlers License
 Garage Sale Permits
Other Items Available
Zoning Ordinances Subdivision Regulations
Zoning & Base Maps Municipal Code | Online
Photocopies Local Laws
Town Board Minutes Notices of Defect
Insurance Information Certified Copies
Voter Registration Forms/Cards General Information


Freedom of Information Law Form (FOIL)

Garage and Yard Sale Law / Garage and Yard Sale Permit Application

Town Property Facility Use Form / Facility Use Rules and Regulations

Handicap Parking Permit Application 

Dog Application