539 Lake Ave, Lake Luzerne, New York 12846
Phone: (518) 696-2711 Fax: (518) 696-2773

Cynthia L. Sherwood,
Town Clerk

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
539 Lake Ave ( Rt 9N)
Lake Luzerne, NY  12846

Phone: (518) 696-2711 ext 1

Email:  Lakeluzerne@albany.twcbc.com

Fax: (518) 696-2773

Lorri Holcomb,  Deputy Town Clerk

Linda Mason,
Bookkeeper/Payroll Clerk

Phone: (518) 696-2711 ext 2

School Tax Collector
Darcy Hastings
Phone: (518) 696-2112 ext 137

Cynthia Sherwood is the Town Clerk of Lake Luzerne and Collector of Taxes. In most cases, she will be a resident's first contact with Town Staff when conducting Town business. Her direct responsibilities include:

  • Collector of Tax Payments (make checks payable to Cynthia L. Sherwood, Town Collector)
  • Issuing General Permits and Licenses (not including zoning or building permits) on behalf of the Town
  • Requests for Vital Statistics
  • Providing documentation for Genealogical Search Requests


The Town Clerk is also clerk of the Town Board. The clerk is in charge of most town records, files reports with county and state agencies as required, has much to do with election administration, posts legal notices, and is, in general, a pivot around which the Town operates (Town Law, Section 30).

Jim Fitzgerald, Dog Control Officer: (518) 793-4048



If your dog is spayed/neutered, the cost of licensing (in this office) is $7.00. For unspayed or unneutered dogs, the fee is $15.00. Please bring proof of rabies and the spay/neuter certificate.

If your home is in the Lake Luzerne Water District, you are on a metered water system. You may purchase your meter or replacement parts for an existing meter at the Town Hall. Water bills are collected in the Town Clerk's office. Please check with the Town Clerk for any changes of owners and address for billing. For information about the water department, visit the
Transportation & Water page.

Rules and Regulations of the Lake Luzerne Water District in booklet form are avialble at the town hall for $1.00 each.

You should receive your Town and County tax bill by January 1st each year. The Town Clerk is also the property tax collector. Again, check with the Town Clerk regarding change of ownership and billing address for your taxes.

School Taxes are not collected in the Town Clerk's office.

Town & County tax bills will be sent out the last week of December.

Payment Schedule:

Tax payments can only be made during the months of January, February and March. Taxes may be paid to the Town of Lake Luzerne by sending your tax bill and a check payable to:

Cynthia L. Sherwood, Tax Collector
539 Lake Ave, P. O. Box 370
Lake Luzerne, NY 12846

Any resident can make a request to obtain vital statistics from the Town Clerk. Simply fill out the appropriate form below.

The following licenses can be obtained from the Town Clerk's Office.  Forms are available at the Clerk's office unless additional information is linked below. Complete the form and bring it or mail it to the Clerk's office to the attention of Cynthia L. Sherwood.

Download Town Ordinances (PDF file)
Passed June 12, 2006


Printed copies of Town Ordinances and Local Laws in booklet form are avilable at Town Hall for $2.00 each

  • Marriage License
  • Sporting License (Current pricing for Hunting, Fishing, Trapping - You must come to the Town Clerk's office to have a license issued.)
  • Parking Permit for Person with Severe Disabilities

Download Local Law #1 (PDF file)

Local Law #2: TOWN CURFEW
Download Local Law #2 (PDF file)

Local Law #3: DOG LICENSE
Download Local Law #3 (PDF file)