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Oaths Of Office

NYS Public Law §10 requires "every officer shall take and file the oath of office required by law."  It further states, "every officer of a municipal corporation, including a school district, with the clerk thereof; and, every other officer, including trustees and officers of a public library and the officers of boards of cooperative educational services, in the office of the clerk of the county in which he shall reside, if no place be otherwise provided by law for the filing thereof."

NYS Public Law §30 (1)(a) states "his refusal or neglect to file his official oath or undertaking, if one is required, before and within thirty days after the commencement of the term of office for which he is chosen, if elective office, or if an appointed office, within thirty days after notice of his appointment, or within 30 days after commencement of such term."

The following officers must file with the County Clerk in St. Lawrence County:

  •      Town Justice
  •      Town Clerk/Deputy Town Clerk
  •      Trustees of Public Library
  •      Notaries Public
  •      Commissioner of Deeds
  •      Registrar of Vital Statistics/Assistant Registrar
  •      County Legislators
  •      Members of All County Boards
  •      County Officers
  •      County Judges
  •      Any Other Office Designated by Law

    Please call 315-379-2237 for more information.