Clerk’s Office

Kathy Mohawk headshotKathleen Mohawk – Clerk

The Village Clerk’s office is open to the public from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and until 5:30 PM on Tuesdays.  Payments and fees can be made by either cash or check – no credit/debit cards are accepted.

The Mayor, with the approval of the Board of Trustees, appoints the Clerk.

The Clerk’s Office exists to support the administrative operations of the Village. Village Clerk Kathleen Mohawk is responsible for maintaining all records of the village. She and her staff collect taxes and assessments, water and sewer payments, and are available to answer questions regarding village issues and policies. She attends all Board meetings and produces the minutes, a written record of said meetings. The Village Clerk is a Notary Public and is Chief Registrar for the village.

Water & Sewer
Water and sewer bills are mailed quarterly.

Permits/Licenses
The Clerk’s office also issues building permits, solicitor’s permits, business permits and licenses and bell jar licenses.

Building or Zoning Permit Application

Application for Solicitors Permit

Birth and Death Certificates
Certified copies of birth and death certificates are $10 each.  All copies for births and deaths are kept in the Village, including those at Tri-County Hospital and the Gowanda Nursing Home.

Birth Certificates can be ordered via mail if necessary.  If ordering birth certificates via mail, please use the following procedure.

  • Complete Application for Birth Certificate 
  • $10 check or money order payable to Village of Gowanda for each birth certificate requested
  • Copy of identification should be included with request (i.e., license) of person requesting certificate
  • Self-addressed, stamped envelope to be included with request
  • Requests with above enclosures to be mailed to:  Gowanda Village Clerk Office, 27 East Main Street, Gowanda, NY  14070
  • Any questions, feel free to call the Village Clerk’s Office at (716) 532-3353