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

    2/3/2022 - City of Kingston Releases 2021 Annual Report


    February 3, 2022 


    City of Kingston Releases 2021 Annual Report


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to release the City of Kingston’s 2021 Annual Report

    The 2021 Annual Report, which includes Police, Fire, Engineering, Building Safety, Planning, and many others, is a comprehensive report for each Department’s accomplishments in 2021, along with goals for the next year. 

    Some of the many accomplishments highlighted in the 2021 Annual Report include:

    • Arts & Cultural Affairs shepherded the completion of the Arts & Culture Master Plan
    • Completion of the 2021 Assessment Roll, without non-reappraisal reassessment
    • Hundreds of Building permits issued and commercial property Fire Inspection Program implemented
    • Added a full-time Bilingual Clerk to serve Spanish-speaking community
    • Community Development utilized unspent grant allocations for various City projects
    • Comptroller’s Office launched a debt analysis project
    • Engineering Department oversaw four major projects to completion: Broadway Streetscape Project, Pedestrian Safety Action Plan, Broadway sewer replacement and the Broadway/Grand intersection realignment
    • KFD responded to 4,882 calls for service, including 2,572 for medical emergencies
    • Grants Management oversaw a portfolio of 60 grant-funded projects
    • Health & Wellness hired a new Project Manager and launched the Traffic Safety Education Campaign
    • Human Rights created the City of Kingston Compliment and Complaint form
    • IT installed wi-fi at parks including Kingston Point Beach, Loughran, Hasbrouck and T.R. Gallo Park
    • Parks & Recreation offered a wide variety of programming and activities through a difficult time
    • Sustainability oversaw the completion of the Climate Action Plan 2030
    • Planning & Housing Departments helped kick-off the Kingston Forward citywide rezoning process
    • KPD responded to 19,916 requests for service
    • DPW placed 12,500 tons of blacktop and paved 16 streets
    • Waste Water Treatment Plant continued improvements and upgrades 

    “Our City Departments accomplished a great deal in 2021. We have built a strong and capable team to better serve our residents,” said Mayor Noble. “I thank each and every City employee, from the Fire Department for their quick response to all kinds of emergencies, to the Building Department, which saw a dramatic increase in permits and inspections, to the Water Department and Waste Water Treatment Plant workers who provide us with clean water. From the men and women of DPW for making sure our streets are clean and cared for each week, to the Parks & Recreation Department for providing programming and safe refuge for families and children, to the Police Department for their commitment to the community, and to the staff at City Hall who serve a variety of residents’ needs.”                                                                

    The 2021 Annual Report can be found here

    Many City Departments are currently hiring. For a list of job opportunities, please visit: