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

    12/9/2021 - Common Council Approves 2022 Adopted Budget


    December 9, 2021 

    Common Council Approves 2022 Adopted Budget


    KINGSTON, NY –Mayor Steven T. Noble’s 2022 Recommended Budget was adopted as amended by Kingston’s Common Council on Tuesday night. The total 2022 General Fund budget is $46,721,659.

    Under the 2022 Adopted Budget, the tax levy will remain frozen at $17,650,940 with a 0% increase for the seventh year in a row. Tax rates continue to decline for the sixth consecutive year for homestead (from $8.98 to $8.82 per $1,000 of assessed value), and non-homestead (from $14.24 to $14.14 per $1,000 of assessed value). From 2016, the homestead has decreased $1.34, which is 13.2% reduction. The decrease in non-homestead from 2016 is $4.17, which is a 22.8% reduction.

    The 2022 Adopted Budget increases essential services for the community with the addition of 22 full-time City staff. The positions will be added across many City departments, including three new police officers, five new DPW staff, 4 additional Parks & Recreation employees, and four project managers. 

    In addition to the robust staff increase, the budget includes funding to support Mayor Noble’s Retention and Recruitment Plan for attracting and retaining qualified candidates for City positions. 

    Also included in the budget are major investment in capital projects and equipment. Infrastructure projects moving forward in 2022 include: Wilbur Ave. paving, Franklin Street Complete Streets, Henry Street Safe Routes to Schools, DRI Uptown Transportation Improvements, Andy Murphy Center Rooftop Solar Installation, Midtown Parking Lots Green Infrastructure, Hasbrouck CSO Reduction, and the Midtown Sewer Replacement Project. 

    The budget allows for $1.5 million in equipment, including four police vehicles, in-car video systems and a Narcotics Analyzer for the Kingston Police Department; a snow blower, dump truck, swap loader, and refuse packer for the Public Works Department; a hybrid vehicle for the Building Department and more major equipment investments. 

    “The 2022 budget will support rebuilding in the City of Kingston – not only with vital infrastructure and important projects like the massive renovations at Dietz Stadium, but by supporting our current City staff, who worked bravely through the pandemic. This budget will help us recruit qualified candidates across all of our departments. With additional staff, we will be increasing the services that we provide to our residents. From trash collection to building permits, the people of Kingston will see a notable increase in essential services,” said Mayor Noble. “I want to thank our Comptroller John Tuey for his expert guidance during this lengthy process, and to the Common Council for their diligence in reviewing the budget and thoughtful process of protecting taxpayer dollars.” 

    To view Mayor Noble’s 2022 Proposed Budget and presentation, visit