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Town Clerk Donna LentTown Clerk, Donna Lent

Welcome to the Brookhaven Town Clerk’s Office! Our friendly and knowledgeable staff works with your needs in mind and strives to provide the utmost in satisfaction when responding to your requests.

The Town Clerk’s Office is frequently considered the center of town government. The Town Clerk attends and keeps an accurate record of all meetings of the Town Board; in effect, authoring the only chronological and historical record of the operation of the town. My office also provides support to the Office of the Supervisor, Town Council, and the many other departments and divisions of your local town government.

Although the Town Clerk’s designation as Records Management Officer requires that one primary obligation is to provide for the management, use and preservation of town records, this position involves a great variety of duties and responsibilities. The Town Clerk receives and records various documents such as land evidence records, vital statistics, claim submissions and requests for access to public documents. The Town Clerk also serves as the The Town of Brookhaven Freedom of Information Legislation (FOIL) Appeals Officer.

This office also issues various licenses (marriage, dog, fishing, peddler, etc.); as well as certified copies of birth, death and marriage certificates. As the Filing Officer for the town, I am responsible for recording all oaths, certificates and documentation required by law.

As your Town Clerk, I have made it my goal for the Town Clerk’s Office to serve Brookhaven residents efficiently. My staff is well trained to handle the services you, as a resident of the Town, require. I look forward to assisting you in the future and hope your experiences with our office are always pleasant and provide the satisfaction you have come to expect.

Town Clerk

Parking Permits for the Disabled

Public Notices

Vital Records 

Town Clerk Forms and Documents

About the Town Clerk 

Hours of Operation:
Regular Hours of Operation:
Monday: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Research Hours:
Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Special Hours:
*Mondays: visitors must sign in before 6:45 p.m. 
*Land Use applications: between 9am and 3pm
*Marriage License applicant should arrive no later than fifteen minutes prior to the close of business

Contact Information:
Donna Lent, Town Clerk
Patricia Ryan, Chief Deputy Town Clerk
Lauren Thoden, Deputy Town Clerk
Barbara Davidman, Executive Assistant

One Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738
(631) 451-9101, phone -- (631) 451-9264, fax

A Service Fee of 2.35% will be added to all credit card transactions. The minimum fee will be $1.50.