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

    (845) 331-0080
    [email protected]



    Civil Service Commission

    Bernice Arra, Chairperson

    Thierry Croizer

    Alan Adin

    The function of the Municipal Civil Service Commission is to provide an orderly and uniform system for the administration of civil service in the City of Kingston, on the basis of merit and fitness as provided in the Civil Service Law of the State of New York.  These rules have the force and effect of law and apply to all positions in the classified service of the City of Kingston, the Kingston City School District, the Kingston Housing Authority and the Kingston Library.

    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 

    Appendices to Rules & Regulations


    Civil Service Examination Announcements

    Please click on the title below to view the examination announcement.  All exams have a non-refundable fee so please read the announcement in its entirety before applying.  Applications will not be accepted after the deadline posted on the announcement.

    Employment and Exam Application


     Please click on the link below to view the examination announcement in its entirety.

                  No exams posted at this time.  Please check back.                         

    CONTINUOUS RECRUITMENT EXAMINATIONS: The following examinations will be given on a continuous recruitment basis.  Please click on the title below to view the examination announcement.  Exams will be given every six months and names will be interfiled on the eligible lists.  Candidates will remain on the list for one year.  Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis for these titles only.  Any applications received after October 19th for the Typist exam will be scheduled for the next exam in May, 2024.  The Office Assistant exams are being given the first weekend of December and the first weekend of June.

    Please contact the Civil Service office with any questions about continuous recruitment examinations.

    Office Assistant

    Office Assistant I


    NEW FOR 2024


    Please click on the link below to view the announcement in full.  Instructions must be followed in the  announcement by the deadline to participate in the exam on July 27th.  Applications received after the deadline will be included in the January examination. Please read the entire announcement as some things have been updated. 

    Police Officer Physical Agility Examination

    Click on the link below to print out the forms needed to participate in the exam.

    Release of Liability form and Release to Participate in the Physical Fitness Screening Test

    Examination Application


    The City is currently looking to fill several vacancies.  Please click on the title below to view the full vacancy notice. 

     Building Inspector

     Junior Planning Aide

     Senior Building Inspector

     Skilled Laborer

     Traffic Electrician

    The City is currently looking to fill several driving positions within the Department of Public Works.

    Motor Equipment Operator

    Heavy Motor Equipment Operator

     Click here to print the application.Employment and Exam Application



     City of Kingston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

    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

    (845) 334-3921

    [email protected]

    Principal Account Clerk

    Robin Kimble

    (845) 334-3922

    [email protected]

    Personnel Clerk

    Beverly Aldridge

    (845) 334-3952

    [email protected]

    Commissioner Meetings are held once a month on Mondays at 9:00am at City Hall.

     Next Commissioner Meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 17, 2024 at 9:00am.

     Please see calendar on home page for meeting details and agenda.