Town Clerk/Tax Collector
Joyce Nisbet - Town Clerk/Tax Collector
8022 S. Main St
Springwater, NY 14560
FOIL Requests (requests for records)
Handicap Parking Permits
Tax Collection (January property taxes only)
Hours of Operation:
Additional hours are available by appointment only Call: (585) 669-2545
What do I need to do to get a marriage license?
Both individuals must fill their own marriage worksheet (available below in 'Documents'), accompanied by the following:
1- Proof of Age - one of the following:
2- Proof of Identity - one of the following:
Employment Picture ID
3- If either party has been married before, they must provide proof of how the last marriage ended, i.e. Divorce decree, death certificate.
The clerk will issue the Marriage License within 48 hours after receiving completed marriage worksheets from both individuals. Worksheets may be turned in by each individual separately but BOTH individuals need to be present at the SAME time to sign the completed license. The fee for the license is $40, payable with check or cash.
After purchasing a marriage license, the couple must wait 24 hours before getting married. After the 24 hour waiting period, the license is valid for 60 days anywhere in New York State. The Officiant will return the license to the Town Clerk after the marriage ceremony. The Town Clerk will then issue a Marriage Certificate, by mail, to the couple.
Who is eligible to obtain a copy of a death certificate?
(Death Certificate applications are available below, in 'Documents')
A person with a NYS Court Order issued showing a necessity
The CURRENT spouse, parent or child of the deceased or their lawful representative
A person requiring the record for a documented legal right or claim
A person with a documented medical need
A government agency for official purposes
Please note that an attorney may only obtain a copy of a death certificate if they are representing someone authorized to get a copy.
Use this form to obtain a CERTIFIED copy of a Death Certificate.
Include $10 per copy in the form of check or money order made payable to Springwater Town Clerk.
You must include a copy of your valid driver's license or other photo ID, and if applying by mail you must also include a notarized letter requesting the death certificate.