The Office of the City Clerk serves as a direct link between the residents and their local government. The Clerk is the keeper of the time clock, the official custodian of the City Seal, the City Charter, and Rome’s Code of Ordinances. In addition, the Clerk administers oaths of office for elected officials and individuals appointed to the City Boards.
The Registrar of Vital Statistics Office is responsible for the filing of all births and deaths that occur within the City of Rome. Vital Records are maintained according to the requirements with certified copies of the certificates associated with these events. To visit the Vital Statistics page, click here.
The City Clerk is responsible for the proper issuance and/or processing of a vast array of licenses, permits, and services, including:
|Accessible Parking Permits
||Click here for application|
|Alarm Permits||Click here for application|
|Amusement Device Permits||Click here for application|
|Auctioneer Permits||Click here for application|
|Bingo/Bell Jar/Games of Chance/Raffle Licenses||Click here for information|
|Commissioner of Deeds||Click here for application|
|Dog Licenses||Click here for information|
|Fireworks Display Permits||Click here for application|
|Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) Requests||Click here for information|
|Marriage Licenses (How to Obtain)||Click here for information|
|Marriage Records (Transcripts)||Click here for application|
|Opt-Out Registry (City-Wide)||Click here for application|
|Pawnbroker/Secondhand Dealer Permits||Click here for application|
|Peddler and Solicitor Permits||Click here for application|
|Scrap & Salvage Permits||Click here for application|
|Sound Amplification Permits||Click here for application|
|Taxi Business Licenses||Click here for application|
|Taxi Driver Licenses||Click here for application|
|Taxi Vehicle Licenses||Click here for application|
The City Clerk also serves as Clerk to the Common Council and Board of Estimate & Contract. Once legislation is drafted by Corporation Counsel, the Clerk prepares the agendas for the meetings and records the proceedings.
Hours of Operation
The City Clerk’s Office is open to the public from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, and is closed on Holidays. However, closing procedures make it necessary to stop financial transactions fifteen minutes prior to the posted 4:30 pm closing time. Please plan accordingly.
Please return all completed applications by mail to:
Rome City Clerk
198 N. Washington Street
Rome, NY 13440
For more information on these services, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (315) 339-7756.
City Clerk Contact Information:
City Clerk & Registrar
Email: Jean Grande