A State of Emergency has been declared in the City of Kingston. City admin offices are open to the public from 10am to 2pm and require a health screening. Please see Latest News for more info.

The City of Kingston, NY

    Welcome to the City of Kingston, NY

    Kingston, dating to the arrival of the Dutch in 1652, is a vibrant city with rich history and architecture, was the state's first capital, and a thriving arts community. City Hall is in the heart of the community at 420 Broadway, and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except July & August (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.).  Come tour our historic City, with restaurants that are among the region's finest, and local shopping that promises unique finds.

    Historic Churches

    Kingston is home to many historic churches. The oldest church still standing is the First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Kingston which was organized in 1659. Referred to as The Old Dutch Church, it is located in Uptown Kingston. Many of the city's historic churches populate Wurts street (6 in one block) among them Hudson Valley Wedding Chapel is a recently restored church built in 1867 and now a chapel hosting weddings. Another church in the Rondout is located at 72 Spring Street. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church was founded in 1849. The original church building at the corner of Hunter Street and Ravine Street burned to the ground in the late 1850s. The current church on Spring Street was built in 1874.

    Kingston, NY

    Kingston became New York's first capital in 1777, and was burned by the British on October 13, 1777, after the Battles of Saratoga. In the 19th century, the city became an important transport hub after the discovery of natural cement in the region, and had both railroad and canal connections.

    Kingston, NY

    The town of Rondout, New York, now a part of the city of Kingston, became an important freight hub for the transportation of coal from Honesdale, Pennsylvania to New York City through the Delaware and Hudson Canal. This hub was later used to transport other goods, including bluestone. Kingston shaped and shipped most of the bluestone made to create the sidewalks of New York City.

     

    Contact Us

    City Hall Address:
    420 Broadway
    Kingston, New York
    12401

    Phone:
    (845) 331-0080

    CITY OF KINGSTON CIVIL SERVICE

    Civil Service Commission

    • Bernice Arra - Chairperson
    • Susan Wallace 
    • Audrey Kithcart

    The City of Kingston Civil Service Office is responsible for administering New York State Civil Service Law for employees of the City of Kingston, Kingston City School District, Kingston Housing Authority and Kingston Library from the application through the appointment process for all positions in the classified service.  In addition, it serves as the Personnel Office for the City of Kingston and is responsible for employee recruitment, administering benefits for City employees and retirees as well as various personnel functions.  As part of its services, the City of Kingston Civil Service Commission provides the following:

    • Determines position titles and develops job descriptions.
    • Administers examinations for competitive titles and establishes lists of qualified candidates.
    • Interprets Civil Service Law and Rules covering appointment, promotion, discipline and discharge.

     City of Kingston Rules & Regulations (adopted March 8, 2016)

    Appendices to Rules & Regulations


    Civil Service Examination Announcements

    The Fire Fighter examination previously scheduled for April 25, 2020 is now scheduled for October 10, 2020.  The Civil Service Office is not accepting additional applications as the deadline for applying for the exam was March 25, 2020. 

    Approved candidates will receive an email regarding details about this examination and the COVID-19 guidelines for participating in the exam.  

    Admission Notices will be mailed out two weeks prior to the examination.  All applicants will need to complete a COVID health screening form and bring it with them the day of the exam.  Click on the link below for the form.

    COVID Health Screening Form

     

    Examination Update due to COVID-19:

    The only examination scheduled at this time for the City of Kingston is the Fire Fighter exam.  We will update as we get more information on exams being rescheduled.  

    Thank you for your continued cooperation.   

           

     

     

     

    JOB VACANCIES

    The City is currently looking for Wastewater Treatment Plant Mechanic III's.  Please click on the link below to view the full job notice.  

    Wastewater Treatment Plant Mechanic III  

     

     

    Forms, Policies & Announcements

    Listing files in 'Civil Service Documents'

     

     

    Contact Information

    City Hall
    420 Broadway 
    Kingston, NY 12401 

    Fax: (845) 334-3946

    Executive Secretary 

    Jackie DeCicco

    Phone: (845) 334-3921

    Senior Account Clerk

    Robin Kimble

    Phone: (845) 334-3922

    Benefits Account Clerk

    Elizabeth Johnson

    (845) 334-3952 



    Commissioner Meetings are held in Conference Room 1 located at City Hall, 2nd floor on Monday mornings at 9:00am.

    January 27, 2020 Meeting Minutes

    February 12, 2020 Meeting Minutes

    May 18, 2020 Meeting Minutes - Virtual Meeting

    June 29, 2020 Meeting Minutes - Virtual Meeting

    Please see calendar on home page for meeting dates.