City Clerk’s Office


Lisa A. Vitello, Niagara Falls City Clerk

Location and Mailing Address:

745 Main Street
Room 114
Niagara Falls NY 14301

Mission Statement:

The City Clerk’s Office is a customer service oriented Office that serves the public by issuing various types of licenses, copies of Vital Records, and providing general information relating to other City Departments in a professional, courteous and timely manner.

Hours of Operation

• Monday – Friday 8:00AM – 4:00PM
• Closed Holidays

Office Staff

Name Title Telephone
Lisa A. Vitello City Clerk/Registrar of Vital Statistics (716) 286-4393
Leonard Lapp Jr. Principal Account Clerk/
Deputy Registrar of Vital Statistics
(716) 286-4396
Nadine Wasson Senior Clerk (716) 286-4390
Kari Pokoj Account Clerk (716) 286-4391
Cynthia McClellan Smith Junior Account Clerk (716) 286-4392
Latricia Herbert Senior Building Attendant (716) 286-4394

Information Line: (716) 286-4300
Fax: (716)286-4398

Click here for City Council Information – Meeting Agendas, Supporting Documentation and Votesheets

Freedom of Information (F.O.I.L.)
Phone number: (716) 286-4390
Application is made in the City Clerk’s Office

FOIL Application

Records Access Officers will have five business days to respond to FOIL requests in writing and they must produce disclosable records within another twenty business days. If the records cannot be produced within this time frame, the Records Access Officer must provide the requester with a written notice as to the reason for the delay and a date (which must be reasonable dependent upon the circumstances), by which the records will be available. Any failure to comply with these regulations will be considered a denial, allowing a requester to begin an appeals process.  Form can be submitted to City Clerk’s Office by mail to City Clerk’s Office, 745 Main Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14301; by fax to (716)286-4398; by email to

Block Party Permit

Phone number: (716) 286-4392
Application can be made in the City Clerk’s Office.
Block Party Application

Division of Vital Records / Marriage Records

Phone Number: (716)286-4396
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Licenses / Permits

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Passport Pictures

Phone Number: (716) 286-4300

We provide passport photo services during normal business hours.
Cost: $9.00, tax included.

2 photographs will be taken in compliance with the standards established by the United States Department of State.

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