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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
    12401

    Phone:
    (845) 331-0080

    Kingston News

    4/22/2020 - City of Kingston Awaits Tax Payment Decision

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    April 22, 2020  

    City of Kingston Awaits Tax Payment Decision

     

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble would like to update the residents of the City of Kingston about the 2020 second-half property tax payments, which are due Thursday, April 30. 

    Mayor Noble contacted Governor Cuomo’s office on April 3, 2020 to request a property tax deadline extension without penalty until May 21, 2020. In order for the City of Kingston to offer this 21-day extension to Kingston residents, Governor Cuomo must issue an Executive Order pursuant to Real Property Tax Law Section 925-a (2), authorizing the City of Kingston to extend the payment period. 

     

    “At this point, we have had no response from the Governor’s office,” said Mayor Noble. “In the event that we do not get the state’s permission to extend the tax deadline before next Thursday, unfortunately our residents will have to submit their second-half tax payments. My office is still looking for ways to offer our residents relief during this economic crisis and will continue to advocate for our community members.”   

    Each fiscal year, the City of Kingston taxes are due in two equal installments.  The first installment is due within 45 days after tax levy has been set by resolution of the Common Council, which this year was February 14, 2020.  The second installment is then due within 120 days after the tax levy has been set, which this year is April 30, 2020. Taxpayers have the option to pay via electronic check (ACH) without a fee on the City’s website, as well as by check payable to: City of Kingston, CPO Box 1516, Kingston, NY, 12402. Due to COVID-19 guidelines, City Hall is currently closed to the public, but payments can be put in the drop box outside. Online payments are processed at: www.kingston-ny.gov/payments

     

    View Mayor Noble's letter to Governor Cuomo HERE