Naturalization Ceremony Friday, October 9, 2015 at Putnam County Historic Courthouse

Putnam County Clerk Michael C. Bartolotti Swears in 40 New Citizens at Naturalization Ceremony on Friday, October 9, 2015 at Putnam County Historic Courthouse

CARMEL, N.Y. – Putnam County Clerk Michael C. Bartolotti hosted a Naturalization Ceremony on Friday, October 9, 2015 at 11:00 a.m., at the Putnam County Historic Courthouse, Carmel, New York. Clerk Bartolotti administered the Oath of Allegiance to 40 new citizens from 21 different countries.

Prior to the ceremony, the County Clerk’s Office greeted the new citizens and presented them with important information about passports and voter registration.

The Naturalization Ceremony was opened by the American Legion Post 1080 Color Guard. Hon. John W. Sweeny, Jr. Associate Justice of the NYS Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, 1st Judicial Department, served as the officiating Supreme Court Justice and offered court remarks. The Hon. Donald B. Smith, Putnam County Sheriff, led the opening prayer. Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell offered welcoming remarks. Director of Veteran Affairs Karl Rhode led all in the Pledge of Allegiance. Ms. Maria Martinez, Representative of Congressman Maloney’s Office was guest speaker. Board of Elections Commissioner Anthony G. Scannepieco, Jr. encouraged all new citizens to become registered voters and advised that it was the last day to register to vote in next year’s elections. Carmel High School 12th Grade student, Kayla Fuhst, presented the gathering with beautiful renditions of the “Star Spangled Banner” and God Bless America.”

After the ceremony, a coffee and cake reception was held to welcome our newest citizens.

Putnam County Clerk reminds patrons that the Putnam County DMV is open for business


Recent changes to registration and license renewal notifications have caused some confusion for local DMV customers.  Some notifications state that these renewals may only be done by mail or online, and that is not true!  Putnam County Clerk Michael C. Bartolotti invites you to “Come on in”; our local County Run Motor Vehicle Office located at 1 Geneva Road, Brewster, New York is open for business!

“I am delighted to continue processing registration and license renewals in addition to the hundreds of additional transactions performed in our office each day while you walk out of our office with the information you need in your hand”, Bartolotti states.  “The knowledgeable and courteous staff of the Putnam County DMV is happy to process your transaction quickly and answer any questions you may have.”

Bartolotti also reminds patrons that renewing locally helps support our local office by keeping our revenues in County and not sending them to the State.  “We use these revenues to not only cover the cost of our local DMV, but to also help keep your County property taxes low.  If you renew by mail or online, those revenues are lost to Albany”.

Please visit us and see — you’ll love your experience at Putnam DMV!


For further information, call:Office of the Putnam County Clerk at 845-808-1142 Ext. 49301