Town of Jerusalem
3816 Italy Hill Road
Branchport, NY 14418

Jamie L. Sisson
Town Supervisor
315-595 2287

Town Council;
Daryl Jones
Raymond Stewart
Steve Castner
Ritch Lent

Sheila McMichael
Town Clerk

Tony Hurd
Highway Superintendent

Vincent M. Fischer

Code Enforcement Office

Todd Whitford

Ginny Fenton
Sewer/Water Clerk

Zoning & Planning Boards

Elaine Nesbit
ZAP Administration

Fax: 315-595-2707
Fax: 315-305-3507
1-800-662-1220 TDD

Monday - Friday

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Town of Jerusalem

Sheila McMichael
Telephone: 315-595-2286, Ext. 2
Fax: 315-595-2707

Municipal Code for The Town of Jerusalem, NY
The Town's Municipal Code contains the Ordinances (laws)
enacted by the Town Council to regulate certain activities
within the Town limits.

Town & County Property Tax Collection
Payments processed by postmark date.
1/1 – 1/31 – 0% penalty
2/1 – 2/28 – 1% penalty
3/1 – 3/31 – 2% penalty,
4/1 - Taxes turned over to Yates County.
Payments must be made to the County after this date.
Telephone: 315-536-5192

10/15 – Delinquent Water & Sewer bills re-levied onto property tax bill.

Online Tax Information
Online Tax information for the Town of Jerusalem

School Taxes
Penn Yan: 315-536-3321
Prattsburg: 607-522-6203

Town Board Meetings
Meets 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 P.M.
Minutes will be posted after Board approval at the following month’s meeting.
Agenda posted.

Vital Statistic Records
Certified Copies $10
Copies $.25
Application for Copy of Record must be submitted.

Marriage Licenses (Allow 20 minutes to process.)
Bride and Groom must both be present
Proof of identification and age
All previous divorce decree(s) must be presented, if applicable
Must be acquired 24 hours prior to marriage
License is valid for 60 days

Birth/death certificates

Dog Licensing
License your dog at 4 months. It is a NYS law. Annual renewal.
$18.00 per dog
$ 10.00 if spayed/neutered
$ 3.00 for replacement tag
Purebred license based on number of dogs

Original Licensing Process:
Proof of current Rabies vaccination
Spay/neuter certificate
Documents may be mailed or placed in lockbox with the appropriate fee.
A validated license will be returned after processing.

Renewal Process:
Proof of current Rabies, if required, and the appropriate fee.
May also be mailed or left in lockbox.
The Owner copy will be validated and returned.

Complete STATUS CHANGE REPORT as needed on the back of renewal application and return to the Town Clerk.

No more than 4 dogs, 4 months of age or older, on any premises, regardless of the number of owners, unless there is a purebred license for that premises.

Jerusalem Town Code Article II. Dog Control

Hunting/fishing Licenses
(Also available at Beverage Baron, Lake Street, Penn Yan, and Walmart)
Education certification must be on file or presented.

Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)

Accessible parking permits
Application must be completed by physician or notated on physician prescription pad.

Road opening permits
Required for any excavation within the Town right-of-way.
$5 application fee
Certificate of General Liability Insurance, with no exclusions
Minimum $300 refundable deposit. Maximum amount to be determined by
Highway Superintendent or Town Engineer.
Highway Superintendent must authorize work.
Deposit refunds authorized by Highway Superintendent upon satisfactory completion of work.

Fireworks Display Permit Application
No application fee.
Applications must be made at least five (5) days in advance of date of display.

Vendor billing information
Payments made from original itemized bills only. (Faxed copies will not be accepted.)
Payments processed at monthly Town Board meetings.

Games of Chance
Defined as, but not limited to, raffles, bell jar games and casino nights conducted within the Town. Authorized organizations may, upon obtaining a license from the Clerk, conduct games of chance.

Small raffles are exempt from licensing and reporting requirements if net proceeds from such raffle are less than $5,000 on any one occasion and less than $20,000 during one calendar year.

Peddling and Soliciting
1-day $ 75
1-month $125
1-year $250

Municipal Sewer and Water Bills
Payments received by Town Clerk.
Payments processed by postmark date.
Billing information/questions refer to Sewer & Water Department

Elections/Voter Registration
Election duties centralized under Yates County Board of Elections
overseeing polling places, equipment and election inspectors. - 536-5135

Freedom of Information
Records Management Officer
Administrator of the Freedom of Information Law
Freedom of Information Request Form must be submitted.

Notary Public Free
Copies $.25/page
Fax $2.50 1st sheet, $1 per additional sheet
Zoning Books $25.00
County Road Maps $3.00
Returned check charge $20.00
Subdivision Regulations $15.00


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