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: 9:00 am – 3 pm, Monday – Thursday. Off Hours – Call 845-489-5899.

– Handicap Applications will only be accepted through the mail.

– Please send foil requests to foilrequests@wappingersfallsny.gov 


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

PERMA Safety Letter

Village Parking Permit

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

Email:  jmkarge@optonline.net

 


 

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