Village Clerk

The Village Clerk is a public official, appointed by the Mayor and Board of Trustees to a two-year term. The Village Clerk’s main responsibilities include maintaining and safeguarding the Village’s records. Since a Village Clerk’s office can be a sizeable operation with many types of activities happening at the same time, many villages allow the Village Clerk to have one or more clerks to handle the day-to-day transactions and activities of the Village Clerk’s office. The Village Clerk’s Office duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • The preparation of board meeting agendas, and attendance at meetings as directed, and the reporting of the results of those meetings (minutes).
  • The filing of all village records and that they are safeguarded at all times.
  • The administering and filing of oaths of office for all village government officials.
  • The Village Clerk is a Notary Public. Notarization is provided to residents for free for village documents.
  • Dutchess County MS4 Chairman.
  • Chief Election Officer. 

– Village Clerk Office: 8:30 am – 4 pm, Monday – Friday. Off Hours – Call 845-489-5899.

– Handicap Applications will only be accepted through the mail.

– Please send foil requests to 

Helpful Links

Peddler’s Permit

Access to Records (FOIL Request) *NOTICE: In light of New York State’s reduction in workforce as part of the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be a delay in responding to FOIL Requests. Thank you for your patience during this extraordinary tine.

Complaint Form

Frequently Asked Questions

Handicap Parking Permit

Village Parking Permit

Election/Voting Page

Employment Opportunities 

Standard Work Day for Elected and Appointed Officials

Village Code and Policies

Records Retention and Disposition Schedule MU-1

MS4 Report

John M. Karge, Village Clerk, RMC, CMC, Deputy Treasurer, Notary
2582 South Avenue
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Phone:  (845) 297-8773 Extenion 5




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