Hunting licenses available, but processing slow, Potsdam clerk confirms
Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 5:39 pm

By CRAIG FREILICH

One St. Lawrence County town clerk confirms that with the introduction of a new Department of Environmental Conservation computer system this year, it may take issuers of hunting licenses for next season longer to process the requests and print out the documents.

“We haven’t had many of the problems with the state system that many others have had,” said Potsdam Town Clerk Cindy Goliber. But she acknowledged that she has heard of others who are having more significant problems.

DEC says license-issuing agents might require some additional time to find previous license holders in the system, and they are asking license purchasers to remain patient as these agents gain experience with this new system.

DEC says particular problems have occurred in issuing Deer Management Permits, or “doe tags.”

“It has been slower, a little more cumbersome,” said Potsdam Town Clerk Cindy Goliber, but nothing like the problems encountered a few years ago when another new system caused widespread difficulty in printing licenses.

The new system was put together by Accela, a San Ramon, Calif.-based company, according to the DEC. It replaced the earlier system that was Verizon-based, which also suffered from similar problems when it was introduced a few years ago.