The Town Clerk is responsible for issuing marriage, dog, fishing, hunting, and games of chance licenses, in addition to accessible parking and peddler’s permits. Fees are collected in the Town Clerk Office for various Town departments, as well as on behalf of the State of New York. The Clerk is responsible for legal notice postings and is the custodian of all town records as the Records Management Officer. As such, she responds to Freedom of Information (FOIL) requests. Notary Public services are also available at the Clerk’s office. E-ZPasses are sold in the Clerk’s office.
The Clerk’s office is located at 3333 Chili Ave., Rochester NY 14624
Hours 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday through Friday (Summer hours are 8:00 AM – 5 :00 PM Mon. – Thurs., 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM on Fridays) For 2022, this will run from June 6th through September 2nd
Virginia Ignatowski has been Town Clerk/Tax Receiver/Records Management Officer since 2012. She obtained her Registered Municipal Clerk certification in 2016 from the NYS Town Clerks Association and her Certified Municipal Clerk designation in 2017 from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. She is on the executive board for NYS Town Clerks Association, serving as its historian, and is past President of the Monroe County Town Clerks, Tax Receivers & Collectors Association. She is 1st Vice President of the NYS Association of Tax Receivers and Collectors and is a member of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. She is the 2019 recipient of the NYS Archives Cheryl Steinbach Excellence in Local Government Records Management award. She was appointed to the NYS Local Government Records Advisory Council in 2021.
Virginia served as Town Councilwoman from 2003 through 2011. She started volunteering for the Town of Chili in 1994 as a member of the S. Chili Re-Zoning committee. She was also a member of the 1998 – 2001 Master Plan Update Committee and the Chili Drainage Committee from 1996 – 2003; serving as its Chairperson for two years.
Professionally, Virginia is a former Computer Programmer/Systems Analyst. She worked at Excellus BC/BS, Xerox and Rochester Community Savings Bank in that capacity prior to staying at home to raise her three children. She then worked as an assistant in the Tax Department at Wilmorite, Inc.
Virginia is active with the St. Pius X parish and has played the violin for the Saturday music group since 1988. She recently joined the Fiddlers of the Genesee group. She has been a South Chili resident with her husband since 1987. They have three adult children.