Village Clerk / Treasurer
Angela O'Neill
(845) 469-2388 x232

Village Deputy Clerk
Jennifer Cruz
(845) 469-2388 x229

Village Deputy Treasurer
Brandon Burns
(845) 469-2388 x222

Fax: (845) 469-5999

Monday - Friday
9 AM - 5 PM

47 Main Street
Chester, NY 10918


Village Clerk

Functions and Services

The Village Clerk is a full-time position appointed by the Mayor. This is an important administrative position in the Village of Chester government involving the supervision, direction, and the coordination of the activities of the Office of the Village Clerk. The Village Clerk works under the direction of the Mayor to carry out the day-to-day administrative tasks associated with municipal government.

Services include: Village Tax collection, Sewer collection, Water billing and collections, Accounts payable, and Accounts receivables. Acceptable Forms of payment are: Cash, Check, Money Order, and Credit Card. Please make all payments payable to the Village of Chester.

Village Clerk Duties

The Village Clerk’s main responsibilities include maintaining and safeguarding the Village’s records, and collecting such moneys as are required by statute. 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 collection of moneys for real property taxes and utility services, such as water, sewer,  etc.
  • The deposit of all moneys collected in a village account, and the accounting for such moneys received to the Treasurer.
  • 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 processing of village claims for payment.

Record Management Officer (RMO)

The Village Clerk is the custodian of all Village records, responsible for active files, storage and retrieval of inactive records, and the careful maintenance of archival material.

Filing Officer

The Village Clerk maintains files and records of adopted Village Ordinances and Local Laws, Village Oaths of Office, petitions, proof of publications, annual budgets, assessment rolls, fiscal reports, notices of lien, notices of highway defects and claims against the Village. Additionally, maintains public signboard, advertises and receives bids for purchase of materials and services.

Notary Public Services

As a courtesy to our residents, we offer free notary public services during the following times: Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 3 PM.

Records maintained by the Town of Chester

The following is a list of records that are not maintained by the Village of Chester. The Town of Chester Clerk is the Village’s Registrar of Vital Statistics. 

  • Dog Licenses
  • Hunting Licenses
  • Marriage Licenses
  • Birth Certificates
  • Death Certificates
  • Refuse pick up

For more information, please contact the Town of Chester Clerk at (845) 469-7000.ext 4