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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

    Parking Violations

    Parking, uninspected and uninsured violations are all taken in the City Comptrollers office at City Hall. Checks should be made payable to the City Comptroller. If mailing payment, it must be postmarked by the 15th calendar day of issuance of ticket.

    The City of Kingston has Scofflaw Program - 3 or more parking tickets within 18 months, will scofflaw your registration, which means you cannot renew it, 20 or more parking tickets suspends your registration and you will get a notice from DMV to surrender your license plates.

     Pay Parking Tickets Online


    Annual Parking Lot Permit Application

    Save time and money by ordering online, and get your permit much faster!

    The 2020 Parking Permits are no longer up for purchase. If you still need to park in one of the paid lots a monthly pass can be purchased at any of the kiosks outside of the lots. If you are looking for the 2021 Parking Permits please check back in December.


     Click here to read Frequently Asked Questions about Off-Street Parking

    Please note that all parking permits are non-refundable.

    If you would rather purchase your permit by mail, please print out the 2020 Parking Permit application, and mail it to:

    City of Kingston Processing Center
    PO Box 2070
    Tarrytown, NY 10591-9070

    Contact Information

    City Hall
    420 Broadway  
    Kingston, NY 12401 

    John Tuey
    Phone: (845) 334-3933