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 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

    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


     Accountant #63025 -  January 28, 2023 

     Junior Accountant #62134 - January 28, 2023

     Junior Accountant #77519 - January 28, 2023

     Clerk (Spanish Speaking) #31283 - January 28, 2023

     Typist #32823 - January 28, 2023

     Administrative Account Clerk #69984 - February 11, 2023

     Administrative Account Clerk #76860 - February 11, 2023

     Firefighter #66201 - February 11, 2023



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

    Applications can be found here. Employment and Exam Application.

    Building Inspector - Full-time position.

    Motor Equipment Mechanic - Full-time position.

    Motor Equipment Operator - Full-time position

    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

    Principal Account Clerk

    Robin Kimble

    (845) 334-3922

    Personnel Clerk

    Beverly Aldridge

    (845) 334-3952


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

    January 24, 2022 - Meeting Minutes

    February 28, 2022 - Meeting Minutes 

    March 28, 2022 - Meeting Minutes

    April 25, 2022 - Meeting Minutes

    May 16, 2022 - Meeting Minutes

    June 27, 2022 - Meeting Minutes 

    July 18, 2022 - Meeting Minutes

    August 22, 2022 - Meeting Minutes

    September 26, 2022 - Meeting Minutes

    October 24, 2022 - Meeting Minutes

    November 28, 2022 - Meeting Minutes

     Next Commissioner Meeting is scheduled for Monday, December 19th at 9:00am.


    Please see calendar on home page for meeting dates.