Town of Carmel
60 McAlpin Ave.
Mahopac, NY 10541
Telephone: (845) 628-1500
Fax: (845) 628-7434
Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
The prospective bride and groom must schedule an appointment with the Town Clerk's office for a marriage
license. They must appear together to apply for a license at least 24 hours before the wedding, but no more
than 60 days in advance. Please bring certified copies of birth certificates, Social Security cards, and photo I.D.
(driver's license, government issued non-driver's identification card or passport). If this is not a first marriage,
divorce judgments for any and all divorces or if applicable, a certified copy of former spouse's death certificate
is required. The fee is $40 payable by cash or check. Please call for an appointment at 845-628-1500.
Download marriage license requirements here.
COPIES OF MARRIAGE, BIRTH OR DEATH CERTIFICATES
Copies of vital records for those individuals who were born, died or obtained their marriage license in the Town
of Carmel are on file in the Town Clerk's office. A certified copy of a birth certificate can only be issued to the
person if over the age of 18 and/or parents named in the document. Death certificates may be issued to the
spouse, child, or parents of the deceased. Marriage certificates may only be issued to persons named in the
document. These records may be applied for in person with the applicant providing photo identification, or through the mail with a notarized signature. The fee is $10 per certified copy.
Download marriage certificate request information here.
Download birth certificate request information here.
Download death certificate request information here.
All dogs over the age of four months must be licensed. Residents must complete an application and submit a copy of certificate of current rabies vaccination and spaying or neutering certificate if applicable, with appropriate fee (spayed/neutered $7.50, un-spayed/un-neutered $15.50) to the Town Clerk's office. Applications may only
be accepted from residents of the Town of Carmel which encompasses the Hamlets of Carmel, Mahopac and Mahopac Falls.
Download dog license information here.
OBTAINING A HANDICAPPED PARKING PERMIT
Applications for residents in the Town of Carmel are available from the Town Clerk's office or online and must
be completed by the applicant and his or her physician. The application is then returned to this office with the
applicant's New York State driver's license or New York State non-driver's photo identification. The permit is
issued for a period of up to five years. The permit is valid in any handicapped parking space in New York State and is recognized in most other states as well.
Download New York State Department of Motor Vehicles Application for a Parking Permit for Persons with
TOWN BOARD MEETINGS AND MINUTES
Generally, all Regular Meetings of the Town Board of the Town of Carmel are held on the first and third
Wednesdays of each month and all Work Sessions of the Town Board of the Town of Carmel are held on the
second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. The Town Clerk records the minutes of all Regular and Special
Meetings as well as Public Hearings of the Town Board. The official minutes are permanent, historical records
of the motions and resolutions presented and considered by vote of the five member legislative body. The
minutes of the proceedings are available online and at the Town Clerk's Office, Reed Library and Mahopac Library.
See the Town Board Meetings - Calendar and Agendas.
See the Town Board Meetings - Minutes.
TOWN CODE, ZONING MAP, AND PUBLIC RECORDS
Copies of local government records are available at Town Hall for viewing, or purchase. The Carmel Town Code is available online as well as at the Town Clerk's office.
Link to the Carmel Town Code here.
Download the Town of Carmel Zoning Map here.
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUESTS/ PUBLIC ACCESS TO RECORDS
Persons wishing to access government records may request same through the Town Clerk who is the Records Access Officer of the Town of Carmel. Requests may be made in person, by mail to the Town Clerk, 60
McAlpin Avenue, Mahopac, NY, 10541 or e-mail at email@example.com. Applicable fees will be charged for
copying and/or postage. Any questions relative to accessing public information should be addressed to Town
Clerk Ann Spofford or Deputy Clerk Phyllis Bourges at 845-628-1500. An Application for Public Access to
Records is available at the Town Clerk's office and online, or a letter of request may be submitted.
Download Application for Access to Public Records here.
SOUND AMPLIFICATION PERMITS
In order to preserve the peace, quiet and comfort of residents, the use and operation of loudspeakers, sound devices and amplifiers near or adjacent to any public street within the Town of Carmel is regulated. Permit
applications are available in the Town Clerk's office or online and must be submitted along with the appropriate
fee not later than five days before the date on which such loudspeaker, sound device or amplifier is to be used or operated.
Download Town of Carmel Sound Amplification Permit Application and Fee Schedule here.
Download Chapter 104 of the Town Code, Noise I Article I, Sound Amplifying and Reproducing Equipment here.
HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSES
New York State Conservation Licenses may be obtained at the Town Clerk's office. Hunters should bring their
driver's license and either an old hunting license or a hunter education certificate when applying. Old back tags
are not valid proof of eligibility. No certification is necessary for fishing licenses. The fee varies according to license type.
Link to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Web site here.
CARTER LICENSE APPLICATION
Chapter 95 of the Carmel Town Code requires that all persons who engage in the operation of a business in the collection and disposal of refuse and garbage must first obtain a license. License
applications must be submitted along with the appropriate non-refundable application fee to the Town
Clerk's office. The application is then processed by the Engineering Projects Coordinator, including
inspection of collection vehicles. The Carmel Town Board is the issuing authority. Maximum garbage collection rates for residential customers are set annually by the Carmel Town Board.
Download Town of Carmel Carter License Application and Information here.
REGISTERING TO VOTE
U.S. citizens 18 years of age and older are eligible to vote provided they are properly registered. Voter registration is done by mail or in person at the Putnam County Board of Elections, 25 Old Route 6, Carmel, N.Y.
Each year the Putnam County Board of Elections appoints and trains election workers to work at the town
polling locations. If you are interested in working at the polls for Primary or General Elections, please contact the
Putnam County Board of Elections, 25 Old Route 6, Carmel, N.Y. 10512 (845-808-1300).