Frequently Asked Questions
Here are the answers to frequently asked questions about the Town Clerk department. If the information you need is not addressed here, please contact us during our business hours.
Divorce papers are filed on the county level. A copy is available at the County Clerk 's office where the paperwork was originally filed. The Albany County Clerk can be reached at (518) 487-5100 or www.albanycounty.com/clerk.
Paperwork for a DBA is available on the Albany County Clerk's website (www.albanycounty.com/clerk). Completed paperwork is filed with the Albany County Clerk's office. The Albany County Clerk can be reached at (518) 487-5100.
Copies of school and property tax bills can be obtained from the Town of Colonie Receiver of Taxes. Please contact the tax office at (518) 783-2730 or visit the Tax website.
Information about tickets issued within the Town of Colonie and court appearances in Town Court is available through the Town of Colonie Justice department. The Justice department can be contacted at (518) 783-2714 or through the Justice website.
To install a swimming pool, a permit must first be obtained through the Town of Colonie Building department. The Building department can be reached at (518) 783-2706 or visit the Builiding website.
Information about the Town of Colonie Yard Waste Recycling Program is available through the department of Public Works. DPW can be reached at (518) 783-5323 or through the DPW website.
The Town of Colonie Police department no longer provides civil fingerprinting services. However, civil fingerprinting is done by L-1 Identity Solutions. For an appointment call (518) 877-472-6915 or go online at www.identogo.com.
Handgun permits are issued through the Town of Colonie Police department. Please call (518) 783-2754 for more information.
No permit is required to hold an occasional, personal garage sale in the Town of Colonie. For further information regarding garage sale regulations, contact the Building department at (518) 783-2706 or visit their website.
Apostilles or Certificates of Authentication are available through the New York State Secretary of State. Please contact the Secretary of State at (518) 474-4770 or www.dos.ny.gov.
The Town of Colonie does not issue working papers. They may be obtained through your local school district's guidance office. The North Colonie Central School District can be reached at (518) 785-8591 or www.northcolonie.org. The South Colonie Central School District can be reached at 869-3576 or www.southcolonieschools.org.
The Town of Colonie does not offer translation services. Please contact a private company for these services.
Enforcement of the Colonie Town Code is handled by the Town of Colonie Building department. They can be reached at (518) 783-2706 or through the Building department website.
Barking dogs are regulated under the Town of Colonie Noise Ordinance . Enforcement of this section is handled by the Town of Colonie Animal Control . They can be contacted at (518) 783-2711. A copy of the Town Code is also available online.