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Town of Dewitt Clerk Archival Records Listing

The Town of Dewitt was established in the year 1835. It has an approximate size of 34.8 square miles. It is located northeast of Syracuse, and west of Manlius. The main routes of travel are State Routes 5, 90, 92, 290, 481 and 690. Dewitt was named after Moses Dewitt, the son of Simeon Dewitt, who came to this area in 1790 and eventually settled in the town of Pompey. You may still see much of Dewitt’s history present in the historic homes, churches, cemeteries, schools, and buildings which still stand today.

Series Title Years Cubic Footage Department Comments
Assessment Rolls 1991-Present 10 AS  
Audit, NYS Comptrollers 1964-Present 0.2 TC Kept in Town Clerks vault, various years
Bonds and Notes 1962-Present 1 TC  
Budget, Annual or Special 1955-Present 1 TC  
Community Development & Urban Renewal (Subdivision Records) 1962-Present 20 TC  
  District Reference Files      
Sewer 1956-Present 12 TC  
  Water 1956-Present 20 TC  
Docket Sheets 1895-Present 20 TC  
Equalization Rate Certificates 1987-Present 0.1 AS  
Government Establishment and Reorganization Files 1835   TC Also see early copies of Town Board Minutes books
Health, Board of (Papers) 1901-1902 0.2 TC  
Laws, Local 1968-Present 0.1 TC  
  Flood Insurance 1985 0.2 TC  
  Zoning 1957 0.2 TC  
  Planning Board 1968-Present 2 TC  
  Town Board 1835-Present 10 TC  
  Zoning Board of Appeal 1957-Present   TC Decisions
Mortgages, Chattel 1849-1951 2 TC  
Oaths of Office 1974-Present 0.1 TC  
Overseers of the Poor & Welfare Records 1900-1923 0.2 TC 1 book
Plans, Comprehensive 1961 0.2 TC 1 spiral notebook
Plans, Disaster Preparedness 1991 0.1 TC  
School District Records        
  Board Ledger 1875-1916 2 TC  
  District Accounts 1889-1908 2 TC  
  Minute Ledgers 1836-1915 2 TC  
Street and Address Change Records   2 TC  
Tax Rolls 1858-Present 35 TC Kept in Storage Room, 1858, 1860, 1871, 1874-1879, 1881, 1882, 1885, 1889-1891, 1893-1896, 1906-1907, 2 books missing dates, one states it's North of the Erie Canal
Vital Statistics        
  Marriage Records 1885-Present 9 TC  
Zoning Variance or Special Permit Files 1957-Present 40 TC Also book of Decisions
Totals for Historical Records (Dates and Cubic Footage) 1835- Present 191.6

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