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]

    DEPARTMENT of Public Works

    Public Works Commission

    • Mayor Steve Noble, President
    • Ed Norman, Superintendent
    • Maureen Lopez, Finance & Operations Administrator
    • Glenn Fitzgerald
    • Allen Nace
    • Michael Oliveri

    The City of Kingston Department of Public Works is headed by the Superintendent of Public Works, who oversees a workforce of approximately 71 persons. The Department is divided into nine primary divisions.

    1. Public Works Administration ensures the safe and smooth operation of its various divisions.  It plans, budgets and coordinates projects with other City Departments and sections.  All excavation permits, sidewalk permits, curb cut permits and work orders are issued through this division.
    2. Safety Division is responsible for developing safety and health programs.  It provides training of all programs to ensure all City employees have the skills and information to successfully protect themselves and the general public.
    3. Street Division is responsible for traffic control, street paving and repair, painting, striping, signage along with sidewalk and curb installation.
    4. Sewer Maintenance Division ensures sewer mains remain is proper working order through our preventive maintenance program.  This consists of routine cleaning of all public sewer main in which an obstruction may occur.  They are responsible for installation and repair of all manholes, catch basins and sewer mains.
    5. Sanitation Division encompasses City of Kingston solid waste and recycling collection services.  It plans, implements, coordinates and directs programs for the collection of trash and recycling material in compliance with all regulations.
    6. Waste Water Treatment Division is in operation to protect public health and to ensure minimal impact on aquatic environment through collection and treatment of waste water within our regional area.  The facility crew operates and maintains the collection and treatment systems.
    7. Fleet Maintenance Division maintains, repairs and services all vehicles and equipment owned and operated by the City of Kingston.

    In order to better serve the residents and business community, the City of Kingston has launched a new web-based service that provides quick and easy access to a variety of parcel information. The new website is accessible at


    DPW Permits & Regulations:

    Excavation FAQ & Insurance Requirements

    Sidewalk Excavation/Dumpster/Road Closure Application

    Street/Sewer Excavation Application

    Street/Sewer Regulations, Procedures and Instructions

    Cutaway Specs

    Bluestone Application



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    Contact Information

    Ed Norman, Superintendent        

    Ryan Coon, Deputy Superintendent

    Phone: (845) 331-0682 
    25 East O'Reilly Street 
    Kingston, NY 12401
    [email protected]

    Safety Division
    Phone: (845) 481-7307
    25 East O'Reilly Street 
    Kingston NY 12401

    Phone: (845) 338-2114 
    478 Hasbrouck Avenue 
    Kingston NY 12401

    Waste Water Treatment Division
    Phone: (845) 331-2490
    91 Strand
    Kingston, NY 12401

    Solid Waste Management Facility
    Phone: (845) 331-5787
    Route 32
    Kingston, NY 12401