The Town Clerk is the central information office for the town. This office is responsible for receiving and/or distributing all documents submitted. The Clerk also serves as the Registrar of Vital Statistics. The Clerk's office is also where the following passes/permits and licenses are issued: marriage, hunting, fishing, dog, boating, handicapped parking, Transfer Station, voter information, bingo and games of chance licenses.

Please contact our office for fees or details. Please contact Ellen Pangburn, Town Clerk, or Michelle Eckler, Deputy Town Clerk at Town Hall at (518) 477-7145 and fax number (518) 477-4508.

Our hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Marriage License Requirements:

  • Both persons must come in between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm Monday thru Friday.
  • Two forms of identification must be presented—birth certificate along with a driver’s license, photo ID or passport.
  • There is a 24 hour waiting period.
  • The license must be used within 60 days from the issuing date.
  • If either party has been married, any and all final judgments of divorce papers must be presented.
  • License fee is $40.00 cash or checks only.

Town Land Use Plan

The Town updated its land use plan in August, 2006. The full report is available by clicking below.

Land Use Plan Update 2006

FOIL Request Form

Town of East Greenbush Comprehensive Zoning Law

The Town's revised Zoning Law was adopted on June 11, 2008 by the East Greenbush Town Board per Local Law #:1 of 2008, and is available for public review by clicking on the following link:

Visit the Zoning Law Category on the Zoning Board of Appeals page.

For more information contact:

Ellen Pangburn,Town Clerk
Town Hall

Michelle Eckler, Deputy Town Clerk
Town Hall

Phone: 477-7145
Fax: 477-4508

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I obtain a copy of a Birth Certificate or Death Certificate?

Call the Town Clerk’s office 518-477-7145.

Am I able to pay over the telephone using my credit/debit card?

No, the Town Clerk does not accept Credit Card payments.

At what age do you need a Fishing License?

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation requires individuals age sixteen (16) and older to obtain a fishing license. Individuals under sixteen (16) years of age do not need a fishing license, provided they are fishing with a licensed individual.

At what age does my dog need to be licensed?

The Town of East Greenbush requires all dogs age six (6) months and older to be licensed. Proof of rabies vaccination is required. Dog licenses are issued at the Town Clerk’s office in the Town Hall. You must have rabies vaccination proof for the dog you are licensing. If the dog has not received rabies vaccination, it cannot be licensed. If the dog has been spayed/neutered you need that documentation as well. Once you receive the tags for the dog’s license, the dog keeps that same tags for the duration of its life and you just pay to renew it every year, either by mail or in person at the Town Clerk’s Office.

The cost for a spayed/neutered dog is $15.00; the cost for a dog that is not spayed or neutered is $20.00.

Can you get a passport processed at the East Greenbush Town Hall?

No, we do not offer this service.

Does the Town have a public dump site for dropping off debris?

Yes. The Town of East Greenbush Department of Public Works operates the Transfer Station. A permit is required. For more information please click here: Transfer Station

Does the Town of East Greenbush collect and dispose of household appliances?

Yes. Please refer to the link for more information or call 518-477-7012.

Once a year the Transfer Station hosts an appliance amnesty day, information regarding this event will be posted in the Advertiser and on the Town website.

Does the Town of East Greenbush offer a leaf collection service?

Yes. The Town provides leaf and brush collection in the fall and in the spring. Dates of upcoming pick up dates will be posted on the Town website and in the Advertiser.

I just moved to East Greenbush and I don’t know who my trash collector is.

The Town of East Greenbush has a Transfer Station which you can purchase a permit for, but the Town does not pick up trash. A few suggestions would be to speak with your new neighbors and ask for their recommendations, ask which day of the week they service your area, contact the individual haulers to discuss their services, and prices, etc.

Authorized Trash Collectors for the Town of East Greenbush are:

Allied 518-785-7030

County Waste 1-888-549-2783

Twin Bridges 518-267-3400

Waste Management 1-800-476-6571

If I want to speak to the Town Board, what is the best way to go about it?

The Town Board welcomes input from residents, and there is a question period at the beginning of every Town Board Meeting, at which time, you are granted the opportunity to address the Board on matters related to the Agenda. To reach the Town Board you can always contact the Board Members by email or by writing a letter and bringing to the Town Clerk’s office.

Is there a Notary Public at the Town Hall?

Yes. The Town Clerk and Receiver of Taxes are Notary Publics.

What do I need to get a marriage license?

Both parties need to be present. You need TWO forms of legal identification. You MUST bring your birth certificate along with another form of id, such as a valid drivers license. If you have been divorced, you need your FINAL judgment of divorce paper from EVERY previous marriage. The cost of a Marriage License is $40 cash or check. Marriage Licenses are issued Monday- Friday 8:40 – 4:15pm.

Does Department of Motor Vehicle have an office located in Town Hall?

The Rensselaer County Department of Motor Vehicles has a satellite office at East Greenbush Town Hall in the Court Room on Monday’s from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. DMV is closed all legal holidays. For more information regarding services offered at this location please call 518-270-2603.

Do I have to renew the permanent handicapped permit?

Yes, it must be renewed every five years as required by New York State.

How do I obtain a handicap parking permit?

You can obtain a handicap parking permit at the Town Clerk’s office with a Doctor’s note and valid Driver’s License.