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

    12/7/2022 - Mayor Noble Signs 2023 Adopted Budget


    December 7, 2022


    Mayor Noble Signs 2023 Adopted Budget


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble’s 2023 Recommended Budget was adopted as amended by Kingston’s Common Council on Tuesday night. The total 2023 General Fund budget is $50,156,158.

    Under the 2023 Adopted Budget, the tax levy will be reduced to $17,600,940, which is a $50,000 decrease from 2022. The City’s 2023 tax levy is at its lowest point since 2015. Tax rates continue to decline for the seventh consecutive year for homestead (from $8.82 to $8.81 per $1,000 of assessed value) and non-homestead (from $14.14 to $13.91 per $1,000 of assessed value).

    The 2023 Budget includes the addition of 8 jobs year-over-year and an investment in equipment across several departments to maintain various infrastructure. The budget provides ample funding for public safety and includes the addition of a full-time Crime Analyst at the Police Department and a Mobile Mental Health EMT/firefighter at the Fire Department.

    “As everyone is painfully aware, inflation has raised prices on almost everything, and substantially. That means the City of Kingston’s expenses are also up – everything from electricity and fuel to major infrastructure projects,” said Mayor Noble. “But with this budget, we will continue to deliver on promises to provide essential services to our residents. By investing in our City staff and in the proper equipment, we will be able to continue to build what is needed and maintain what is built. As we look to 2023, the budget will continue to support our work in the areas of housing, public safety, infrastructure, and parks.”

    The budget also includes significant investment in sustainability initiatives such as composting and municipal solar projects. More on these initiatives will be announced in the coming weeks.

    All budgets can be found at To view Mayor Noble’s 2023 Proposed Budget and presentation, visit