Town Clerk Contact Info


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Melissa A. Naegeli, RMC

Town Clerk, Tax Collector

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house 5 Sunset Drive
      Stuyvesant, NY 12173



Office Hours

Mondays: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Tuesday:  9:30am - 12:30pm
Closed Wednesdays
Thursday:  12:00 - 3:00pm
Friday:  9:30am - 12:30pm
Saturdays:  by appointment only -- June through August

Also available by appointment

Columbia County is changing its mass emergency alert system to the system provided by New York State known as NY ALERT. Currently, all disaster, weather-related and other emergency warnings and alerts for county residents are provided by the Code Red mass alert system. This is a system that Columbia County purchased and has paid to maintain for the past several years.
Beginning on August 29, 2020, emergency alerts and notifications for tornadoes, earthquakes, severe storms and other weather, natural or manmade disaster and important emergency warnings and information will be provided by the NY ALERT system.
After extensive research by County 911 Director Rob Lopez, he and Emergency Management Director David Harrison, Jr., have recommended to the county Board of Supervisors that Columbia County make the change, rather than renew the annual contract with Code Red. Lopez and Harrison noted that New York State has worked consistently in recent years to provide an improved system, which has proven to be a professional and reliable alert system for communities statewide.
With this move, the county will save more than $32,000 every year, but more importantly, will provide county residents with important emergency alerts and additional informational alert options that include AMBER, sex offender relocation and road closure alerts.
How to register
As with the previous alert system, hard-lined phones will begin to receive the alerts automatically on August 29. For cell phone and email notifications, county residents must go to the New York State NY ALERT website and register for a free account, where they will be asked to enter their information and choose what additional alerts they would like.
County residents are advised to visit (use the following link)  NY ALERT Enrollment to register for NY ALERT cell phone and email alerts! Registration is now available to be prepared for the August 29 change.

The early voting dates for the General Election will be
10/24 9am - 2pm
10/25 9am - 2pm
10/26 12:00 Noon - 8pm
10/27 9am - 5pm
10/28 12:00 Noon - 8pm
10/29 9am - 5pm
10/30 9am - 5pm
10/31 9am - 2pm
11/1 9am - 2pm
General Election 11/3 6am - 9pm

All early voting will take place at 401 State Street, Hudson, NY.  

If you are interested in being an election worker, contact the Columbia County Board of Elections at 518-828-3115 or email them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information.

To register to vote, you can obtain a voter registration form from the Town Clerk's Office or at the Columbia County Board of Elections.

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Renew your dog's license online!  You must have a current rabies certificate on file.  Payment can be made either by credit/debit card or electronic check.  Please note that convenience fees will apply.

In the left "Quick Links" box, click on "Renew My Dog License".  You will be brought to an outside website.  Please enter your dog's license number and your last name.  Verify that all of yours and your dog's information is correct.  Please allow one week for processing and your new license will be mailed to you.

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Melissa Naegeli is the Town Clerk & Tax Collector.  She was appointed in 2006 to the position of Deputy Clerk then, upon the resignation of then Clerk Lori Ennis, Melissa was appointed to the position of Clerk effective January 1, 2007.  The Town Clerk & Tax Collector position is an elected, 4 year term of office. 

The Office of the Town Clerk is open on Monday evenings 6-8pm, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 9:30-12:30 & Saturdays 10:00am  - Noon; and by appointment.

Services of the Town Clerk’s Office include:

  • Dog Licensing
  • Hunting Licenses
  • Trash Bag Sales
  • Parking Permits

Registrar Duties:

  • Marriage Licenses
  • Birth Certificates
  • Death Certificates
  • Notary Public
  • Freedom of Information Law Officer
  • Certified copies of Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates

Dog Licensing Fees & Process: 

The fee for an unneutered or unspayed dog is $15.00 ($3.00 goes to NYS) and the fee for a neutered or spayed dog is $8.00 (with $1.00 going to NYS).  With a new license, the fee includes the tag.  To get a dog licensed you must provide a copy of an up-to-date rabies certificate.  The license is good for one year from the date of the issuance.  Payment may be made by cash, check, or credit/debit (additional fee will apply).

Hunting Licenses: 

There are various types of licenses issued through NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation – deer, turkey, fishing, etc. that may be purchased at the Town Clerk’s Office.  Payment may be made by cash, check, or credit/debit (additional fee will apply).

Trash Bag Sales:

The prices for the trash bags are as follows:

  • 7 gal bag:  .50 each
  • 15 gal bag:  $2.00 each
  • 30 gal bag:  $3.00 each
  • 40 gal bag:  $4.00 each
  • 55 gal bag:  $5.00 each

The bags come in rolls of 5 but may be purchased in any quantity you would like.  Payment may be made by cash, check, or credit/debit card (additional fee will apply).

Parking Permits: 
Temporary and Permanent Parking Tags are available in the Town Clerk's Office with a form completed by a physician.  Forms are also availalbe from the Town Clerk.  Permanent Tags are renewed every 3 years and do not require another completed form.  Expiration dates are noted on the tags. 

Notary Public Services:

Free service

Certificate/License Fees:

Marriage Licenses:  $40 cash, check, or credit/debit (additional fee will apply).

Certified copies of all vital records are $10 per copy.