City Chamberlain

Main switchboard for City Offices, Dog Licenses, Dog Redemption, Handicap Permits, Bingo/Games of Chance/Bell Jar Licenses, Amusement Permits, Coin Machine Operator Permits, Auction Permits, Going Out of Business Sale Permits, Pawn Broker Permits, Taxi Driver Licenses, Taxi Cab Permits, Hawking/Peddling Permits, Reservations for Common Council Chambers, Schedule various meetings and legal notices, File Local Laws with State Secretary,  minutes of all meetings scheduled by the Common Council and Mayor, Sales of Documents (zoning book/map, draft plans, etc.), Freedom of Information Requests, Notices of Claims, Charter and Code updates, Liquor License requests, Police Department Complaints, Taxi Cab Driver Complaints, City Official Appointments, Marriage Affidavits/Licenses, Marriage Transcripts, and Marriage Officer.

Office of Vital Statistics

Birth Certificates, Death Certificates, Birth Amendments, Death Amendments, New Births, Burial Permits for Funeral Homes, Paternity Acknowledgments, Genealogical Searches for Birth, Death, and Marriage Records.

Office Hours:

8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (both offices)
Monday through Friday

Marriage License Application:

8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Monday through Friday
$40.00 fee; both parties must be present at same time

Marriage Officer:

By Appointment Only
(845) 451-4225


City Hall – First Floor
62 Civic Center Plaza
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
The parking garage is accessible via Mill Street

Contact Information:

For general information or request, please email:

Deanne Flynn, City Chamberlain
(845) 451-4276 Office
(845) 451-4239 Fax