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

    The City of Kingston ID Program

    Mayor Steve Noble, the Common Council and the City of Kingston’s Clerk’s Office are pleased to issue ID cards for residents of the City of Kingston. The City of Kingston ID card will be available to any resident age 14 years or older who lives in the City of Kingston. 

    The ID card includes photo, name, address, date of birth, height and signature, and is valid for four years from date of issue.

    How to Get a City of Kingston ID Card:

    Please bring required documentation to the Clerk’s Office on the first floor of City Hall at 420 Broadway, Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm.

    Por favor traiga los documentos requeridos a la oficina del City Clerk en el primer piso de la alcaldia en 420 Broadway durante las horas: Lunes a Viernes de 8:30am a 4:00pm. Si necesita asistencia en español, por favor visite la oficinia durante las horas: Lunes a Viernes de 11:30am a 3:00pm.

     

    Start date: June 3, 2019

     

    Application forms

    City of Kingston ID Application pdf
    City of Kingston ID Application - Solicitud de Identificación de la Ciudad de Kingston pdf

     

    Required Documents:

    In order to establish identity, an applicant is required to attain 4 points of identification by producing at least one of the following documents from List 1 (4 points), current or expired not more than 5 years OR one document from List 2 (3 points) along with one document from List 3 (1 point), with at least one document proving residency in the City of Kingston.

     

    List 1 (4 points):

    U.S. or foreign passport

    US state driver’s license

    US state ID card

    US permanent resident card

    Consular identification card

    Photo identification with name, address, DOB, and expiration date issues by another country to its citizens or naturals as an alternative to a passport for re-entry into issuing country

    National identification card with photo, name, address, DOB and expiration date

    Foreign driver’s license

    US or foreign military identification card

    Current visa issued by a government agency

    State Veterans ID with photo

    US Federal Government or Tribal-issued photo ID

    Photo ID issued by an accredited US educational institution

    US Union photo ID

    Municipal ID

     

    List 2 (3 point documents)

    US Citizen and Naturalization Certificate

    US or foreign birth certificate

    Birth certificate of applicant’s child, issued by a State or Territory, or locality of a State or Territory, or by the US State Department, listing applicant as birth parent

    Current US Employment Authorization Document (EAD) or work permit issued by US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) with date of birth and expiration date

     

    List 3 (1 point):

    Social Security Card

    EBT card

    Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) card or authorization letter

    Voter Registration card

    US school transcript from high school or post-secondary school

    US high school diploma

    High school equivalency diploma

    US post-secondary school, college or university diploma

    Selective Service registration card

    Prison discharge papers

    Certificate of marriage, domestic partnership, civil union, divorce or dissolution of marriage, domestic partnership or civil union

    Employee Identification card from employer located in US

    Written verification issued by a social services agency or homeless shelter

    Unemployment photo ID

     

    Proof of residency: In order to establish residency, an applicant shall be required to produce at least one of the following items of which must show the applicant’s name and residential address located within the city and must be dated no more than 60 days prior. Proof must be of a physical address, not a post office box.

    Utility bill

    Current residential property lease

    Local property tax statement, dated within one year

    Local real estate mortgage payment receipt

    Bank account statement

    Proof that applicant has a child currently enrolled in a City school

    Employment pay stub

    Jury summons or court order issued by a federal or state court

    Federal or state income tax or refund statement, dated within one year

    Insurance bill (homeowner, renter, health, life, or automobile)

    Written verification issued by a homeless shelter located with the municipality that confirms at least 15 days residency

    Written verification issued by a hospital, health clinic or social services agency located within the municipality confirming at least 15 days residency

     

    Please note: Foreign birth certificates and other identifying documentation will need to be translated into English by a certified translator.

     

    Fees:

    $10  Adults

    $5   Veterans, children ages 14-17 and adults over 62.

    $5   Renewal fee, 4 years until expiration 

    Show your City of Kingston ID at the following merchants for discounts and deals

    The Anchor - inquire at business   

    Blue Byrd’s – 10% off

    Bop to Tottom – 10% off

    Drs. Chasin and Guarente -- 50% off exams, frames, lenses to non-insured

    Clove and Creek -- 15% off   

    Friends of Historic Kingston – 10% discount for admission to programs, walks and tours

    Half Moon Books – 10% off

    On the Hill Antiques – 10% off minimum purchase $25 (not to be combined with other offers)

    Park Opticians – 10% off frames and lenses

    Peace Nation – 10% off

    Turn up the Beet – 15¢ off any large smoothie

    We Got the Juice - 15% off

    Zephyr – 10% off

     

    Businesses who would like to participate in the Kingston ID discount program, please contact the City of Kingston’s Office of Communications at 845-334-3945.

     

    Link to Municipal ID legislation