City of Tonawanda City Clerk

Janice R. Bodie

200 Niagara Street

Tonawanda, New York 14150

Phone (716)695-8318 Fax (716)695-8315





It is the mission of the City Clerk's Office to serve the public on a daily basis with efficiency, courtesy and a willingness to assist the citizens and employees of the City of Tonawanda while preserving, maintaining and providing access to vital records, personnel files and numerous licenses, laws and resolutions of the City.

The City Clerk shall promote and nurture a good working relationship between the Common Council and the Mayor for the betterment of government in the City of Tonawanda.


The City Clerk's Office issues the following:

Auctioneer license  Auctioneer Application

Bingo/Bell Jar/Games of Chance Licenses

Birth Certificates NYS Vital Records Webpage

Boat Launch Permits - Launch Permits go on sale April 15th each year - need current registration of the vehicle pulling the boat.  See below for fees.

Death Certificates

Dog Licenses - Listing of Free Rabies Clinic

Engineering Licenses

Grass Stickers  - $.75 each - sold in sheets of 5-$3.75 or sheets of 10-$7.50

Handicapped parking permits MV-664-1 form

Marriage Licenses - Requirements - issuing hours 8:30AM-4:00PM

Plumbing Licenses

Peddler/Solicit license
Peddlers and Solicitors Ordinance See Chapter 46 of the Code of Ordinances

Snow Plowing Permits Application
Snow Plow Ordinance See Chapter 54-91 to 54-95 of the Code of Ordinances

Sporting Licenses Sporting Licenses

Taxi Cab Licenses

Vending Licenses

In addition to these duties:
Common Council Minutes
Regular Common Council meetings are held on the first & third Tuesday of the month.
City Cemetery Records

Clerk's Office News

Hunting & Fishing Licenses are available at this office

Seasonal Boat Launch Permits are required from April 15th thru October 15th
Prices are:
City of Tonawanda Resident - $10.00
City of Tonawanda Resident Senior - $2.00
Non Resident - $40.00
Permits are for the Niawanda Park launches only.

All dogs 6 months of age and older must be licensed. Fees are $10.00 for each spayed/neutered dog and $20.00 for each unspayed/unneutered dog. Proof of rabies vaccine is required for licensing. The dog license must be renewed annually to be valid.

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