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]

    Kingston News

    2/25/2021 - Police Officer & Spanish Speaking Police Officer Exam Announced


    February 25, 2021 


    Police Officer & Spanish Speaking Police Officer Exam Announced


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the Police Officer and Spanish Speaking Police Officer Exams are being offered this spring, and applications are now open.   

    The Kingston Police Department will hold an information session on Wednesday March 3 at 6:00pm via Zoom, to provide interested applicants information about the exams, requirements, training, and about the Kingston Police Department. Qualified applicants will be notified via email details of the Physical Agility exam taking place on April 10, 2021. The Police Officer entrance exams will be held on May 15, 2021.

    The application deadline to sign up for the Police Officer and Spanish Speaking Police Officer exams is March 10, 2021. Applications can be found at:

    The Kingston Police Department offers a variety of benefits, including a competitive starting salary ($48,179-53,532), comprehensive medical and dental insurance, longevity pay, vacation, sick leave and holidays, tuition reimbursement and retirement. Uniform and equipment are provided to officers.  

    Police Officer and Spanish Speaking Police Officer Exam Schedule:

    March 3           Informational session (See video presentation below)

    April 10           Physical Agility exam (in person with COVID-19 protocols in place)

    May 15            Written exam – Approved applicants will receive admission notice via email.

    “We are happy to offer the Police Officer exam this spring, which usually happens in the fall,” said Mayor Noble. “We’ve recently had several retirements from the Kingston Police Department, and we’re looking for a strong group of diverse candidates to start the application process and begin filling these available positions. We are proud of the Kingston Police Department, which is one of the most highly-trained and accredited police forces in the State and are looking for motivated individuals to join the team. We encourage anyone with interest to sign up for the informational session and learn more about what KPD can offer.” 

    To register for the informational session on March 3, click here and to apply for the Police Officer or Spanish Speaking Police Office exams, visit