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Town Clerk

Karen Maczynski

Town Clerk/Tax Collector


Office Hours

Monday-Friday    8 am to Noon & 1:15 pm to 4 pm or by appointment

Ph: 585-229-2400 ext. 1
Fax: 585-735-7948

Town of Bristol Clerk Named to 2024 Municipal Clerks Honor Roll

The Town of Bristol is proud to announce that Karen Maczynski has been named to the 2024 Municipal Clerks Honor Roll.

The Municipal Clerks Honor Roll is a special recognition program from General Code since 2001. It gives municipal officials, private citizens, and other colleagues the opportunity to acknowledge and pay tribute to the municipal clerks who give so much to their communities every day. The program originally ran from 2001 to 2010. In 2019 it was reintroduced to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of Municipal Clerks Week.

Mrs. Maczynski is one of 311 municipal clerks who made this year’s list from 38 states.

A full list of 2024 honorees can be found at


Notary Public: The Town Clerk offers a notary service at no charge.  A notary witnesses and authenticates documents and performs certain other acts of verifying papers.   (Please remember:  the notary MUST witness the signing of the document).

Public Relations Officer:  The Clerk's Office is considered the center of local government, an information source and gateway for the community to the offices of the Town and other government agencies and services.

Recording Secretary:  Authors minute books, the only official record of the activities of Town government.  The resulting volumes are retained permanently for legal and historic purposes.

Records Management Officer:  Custodian of all Town records, responsible for active files, storage and disposition of inactive records, and the careful maintenance of archival material.

Administrator of the Freedom of Information Law:  This Law guarantees your right to know the workings of the government. 

Filing Officer:  Maintains records of adopted Town Ordinances and Local Laws, Town Oaths of Office, resignations, petitions, proof of publications, annual budgets, assessment rolls, fiscal reports, bond/note registers, zoning ordinances and maps.  Maintains public signboard, advertises and receives bids for purchase of Town materials, files burial permits from cemeteries located within the Town.

Licensing Officer:  Issues State licenses/permits, including marriage, dog, conservation (hunting and fishing), games of chance, bingo and handicapped parking.  Issues Town licenses/permits mandated by Local Law (i.e. recycling/trash)

Cash Control Officer:  Is responsible for numerous duties related to billing, and the collection and disbursement of funds.   All incoming cash is recorded and disbursed to State, County and local fiscal officers.   The Town Clerk also contributes to Town and departmental budget preparation, management of petty cash, general purchasing and assisting with State and internal audits.

Registrar of Vital Statistics:  Keeper of all birth, death and marriage records within our community, issuing birth, death and marriage certificates, burial permits, as well as conducting genealogical searches.

Secretary to the Town Board:  Involving various secretarial duties as well as correspondence.

Tax Collector
In person payments can be made at the Bristol Town Hall 6740 County Road 32 

To view tax bills and payments, here’s a link to Systems East info:
Instructions for viewing tax bills/payments LINK  and  Login page for System East Tax system.


In January, Canandaigua National Bank will accept FULL PAYMENTS ONLY

Make Checks Payable to:  Bristol Tax Collector or Karen Maczynski, Collector
Mail Payments to : Karen Maczynski, Collector
6740 County Road 32
Canandaigua, NY 14424

You are reminded to:  Please write your TAX Map or Tax Bill number on your check


RENEW YOUR DOG LICENSE ONLINE: All dogs in the Town of Bristol must be licensed by the age of four months old. Fees are $24 for an un-spayed/un-neutered dog and $16 for a spayed/neutered dog. Proof of rabies and spay/neuter certificate must be presented.

Annual renewal can be done by mail or in person. If done by mail, please send a copy of rabies certificate and a check payable to the Bristol Town Clerk (please include a self-addressed stamped envelope for the return of the license.)

Or pay online using your credit card. For all credit card payments, there will be a service fee of $1.75 for amounts less than $64.00


The Town of Bristol has no dog control officer, but contracts with Ontario County. The number for the Ontario County Humane Society is 585. 396.4590.

All dogs must have a current license to be in compliance with NYS Agriculture and Markets Law-119.1a. Every effort is made to help you with this; please be mindful to renew promptly each year to avoid penalty.