Frequently Asked Questions

-Living in Montgomery County

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    • An absentee ballot is a ballot submitted (as by mail) in advance of an election by a voter who is unable to be present at the polls.

      To request an absentee ballot please visit the Board of Elections Absentee Voting Page



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    • You can submit an anonymous tip about crime activity to the Sheriff's office at this webpage.

      Is my tip submission really anonymous?
      Unless you provide it, there is no way for us to get your name, email address, or contact information when you submit information.

      When you visit a web page on our site your IP address is recorded. Under some circumstances this will uniquely identify your computer. Although your IP address is not submitted to the Sheriff, it might be possible to correlate a given tip to a given IP address. See the next question.

      How can I submit a tip and remain truly anonymous?
      Use an anonymizing proxy. If you browse to our website via a proxy it will be the proxy's IP address that is recorded, and it will be virtually impossible to identify your computer.

      The subject of anonymizing proxies is beyond the scope of this page. However we offer the following resource: click this link to browse Google for anonymous proxies.

      You could also submit your tip from a public access computer that has internet access, such as one at the library.

      See also: Sheriff's Office



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    • Certificates of Residency are issued by the Treasurer's Office. Please click here for the website.

      You may download the Certificate here (PDF document). Please bring the completed certificate to the Treasurer's Office.



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    • Legislative Committee assignments and schedules are listed on the Legislature Site.

      Please click here for Committee assignments and meetings dates and times.

      Please click here for Committee Meeting Agendas and Minutes.



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    • Click here to view and/or download the County Budgets in PDF format



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    • Take an Online Defensive Driving Course and save 10% on your automobile liability, no-fault and collision insurance premiums. Your car insurance discount is awarded on your current policy. You do not have to change your insurer or insurance agent.

      If you have a traffic ticket, the benefits are even greater: New York Defensive Driving courses can mean a 4-point reduction on your driving record.

      • Online Defensive Driving Course
      • 10% Car Insurance Discount
      • Up to 4 Points Reduced On Your License
      • No Test or Exam
      • Special Reduced Pricing ($25) for Montgomery County Residents

      Please click here: www.newyorksafetycouncil.com*

      Cookies: If you use a Cookie Manager or Blocker, you must permit cookies from 'newyorksafetycouncil.com' and 'uceusa.com' to get the special pricing.



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    • Freedom of Information Law

      New York State law provides for public access to most government records. More information can be found on the New York State Department of State website*.

      Montgomery County FOIL requests should be made to the County Clerk. Please visit the County Clerk webpage for hours and contact information.



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    • The Hazard Mitigation Plan identifies projects that can reduce damages from future natural hazards. The Plan includes a risk assessment and hazard mitigation strategy.

      For more information, and to see the Plan, please click here.

      See also: Emergency Management Office



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    • Look up property information including owner, tax information, owner history, comparables, property inventory. Also provides links to aerial imagery, tax maps, third party maps such as Google and Yahoo. Please click here.



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    • The Montgomery Area Xpress bus service provides transportation along the main east-west corridor with connecting service to other bus systems.

      Visit the Montgomery Area Xpress (MAX) Bus Service Site for more information and schedules.



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    • Look up property information including owner, tax information, owner history, comparables, property inventory. Also provides links to aerial imagery, tax maps, third party maps such as Google and Yahoo. Please click here.



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    • Passports can be acquired at the County Clerk's office. Please visit the County Clerk webpage for hours and contact information.



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    • The current Sales Tax rate in Montgomery County is 8%.



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