City of Rye, NY

City Clerk

Dawn Nodarse, City Clerk
(914) 967-7371


Description of Services

The City Clerk is the Clerk of the Council and keeps a journal of its proceedings, preserves and compiles local laws, ordinances, resolutions, and public notices of the Council. Other duties include acting as secretary to the Board of Appeals, Records Management Officer for the City, and Custodian of the voting machines. The Clerk has custody of the City seal and affixes it to such documents as authorized by law or Council.


Key Services

Processes permits: (click for descriptions)

  • Blasting (w/approval of Fire Inspector and City Engineer)
  • Burglar/Fire Alarm
  • Christmas Tree Sale
  • Demolition, Fireworks (w/approval of Building Inspector)
  • Filming
  • Mechanical Installation (w/approval of Building Inspector)
  • Parking (commuter, merchant, all day/all night, all night)

Issues licenses: (click for descriptions)

  • Dogs
  • Marriage
  • Taxi Cab and Taxi Driver

Click for Description of Most Licenses and Permits


Click for a complete listing of City fees.

Maintains official copies of City Council Minutes and Local Laws

Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) Request for Records:


  • Bid Openings
  • Elections for Rye Golf Club and Boat Basin Commissions
  • Voter Registration and Elections

Maintains City records, such as:

  • Vital Statistics
  • Deeds and Easements
  • Budgets and Other Documents
  • Board of Appeals Applications


  • City Hall Meeting Rooms Reservations
  • Public Sign Reservation at Cross Street


Dawn Nodarse, City Clerk, Email:
Diane Moore, Deputy City Clerk