VITAL RECORDSBIRTH CERTIFICATES
The Clerk, as Registrar of Vital Records, is responsible for issuing Birth Certificates in the Town exclusive of the Village of Fredonia, where this function is performed by the Village Clerk.
Few births have been recorded in the Town since Brooks Memorial Hospital was constructed in the adjacent City of Dunkirk in 1898. Most births of Town of Pomfret residents are recorded in the Dunkirk City Clerk's office.
No hospitals currently exist in the Town of Pomfret.MARRIAGE LICENSES
Any Town or City Clerk in New York State can issue Marriage Licenses for solemnization ceremonies in any location in New York State.
Both the Bride and the Groom must appear before the Clerk.
TWO FORMS of Identification for each party are required;
1). Certified Birth Certificate OR a Passport must be presented to establish a date of birth.
2).Driver's License, employment picture ID's, or
immigration records must be presented to establish
Divorce decrees or death certificates from all previous marriages of both partners must be presented.
Marriage licenses must be requested at least twenty-four (24) hours before a marriage solemnization.
A new license must be secured if more than sixty (60) days passes since the old license is secured.
US or town citizenship is not a requirement for a marriage license in New York State.
No blood test is required.
The fee is forty ($40) dollars, cash, check or credit card payments accepted.
Appointments are welcomed but not needed to obtain a NYS Marriage License.DEATH CERTIFICATES
The Clerk issues Death Certificates describing individuals who pass within the Town of Pomfret exclusive of the Village of Fredonia, where this function is preformed by the Village Clerk.
Most Death Certificates for residents of the Town of Pomfret are issued by the Dunkirk City Clerk, where Brooks Memorial Hospital is located.
Newton Memorial Hospital, a County-operated tuberculosis and chronic diseases hospital, operated in the Town during the mid-twentieth century, and the Death Certificate archives include death records reported by that hospital.
The Clerk issues Burial Transit Permits to morticians to permit legal movement of cadavers across the Town borders.
New York State Vital Records websitehttp://www.health.ny.gov/vital_records/