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

    10/18/2023 - Mayor Noble Delivers 2024 Recommended Budget


    October 18, 2023


    Mayor Noble Delivers 2024 Recommended Budget

    Ninth Year Below the Tax Cap, Maintains Essential Services


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to release his 2024 Recommended Budget, which he presented in his annual Budget Address at City Hall today.

    “My Recommended Budget represents a fiscally restrained approach to ensure our City’s continued financial stability. Despite rising inflation rates and increased costs in everything from asphalt to chlorine, this budget continues to provide vital infrastructure, maintain City services, and accommodate staff pay and benefit increases,” said Mayor Noble. “I have steadily lowered the tax rate for the last eight years, which means this slight increase will revert the tax rate to the 2021 level. By investing in our City staff, we will continue to reliably deliver essential services for our residents.”

    A few of the 2024 Recommended Budget highlights include:

    • Three new positions year over year
    • Tax levy increases, for the first time in 8 years, 9th year below the tax cap 
    • Tax levy is increased by 1.94% to $17,941,969
    • Modest change in the homestead rate from $8.81 to $8.98 (per thousand)
    • Slight increase in the non-homestead rate from $13.91 to $14.09 (per thousand)
    • Low Fiscal Stress Score (1.7 out of 100) for the third year in a row
    • Investment in retention of employees
    • Investment in equipment across departments to maintain infrastructure
    • Sewer Rate set at $7.13 per unit

    The 2024 Recommended Budget includes a slight tax rate increase of 1.94%, staying below the tax cap for the ninth year in a row. The budget reflects inflationary increases, with rising personnel and benefit costs accounting for 55% of the increase in this year’s proposed budget.

    Mayor Noble’s 2024 Recommended Budget, Capital Plan, and presentation can be found at

    2024 Budget Process Timeline

    October 18    Mayor Noble's 2024 Budget Address

    October 30    Public Hearing on Proposed Budget, 7pm

    Nov. 9  Finance Committee Budget Meeting: Parks & Rec/Clerk's Office, 6:30pm

    Nov. 13            Finance Committee Budget Meeting: KPD/Comptroller, 6:30pm

    Nov. 14            Finance Committee Budget Meeting: Waste Water Treatment/DPW, 6:30pm

    Nov. 16            Finance Committee Budget Meeting: City Hall, 6:30    

    Nov. 27          Finance Committee Budget Meeting: KFD/Building Safety, 6:30pm

    Nov. 29           Budget Review, 6:30pm

    Nov. 30          Budget Wrap-up, 6:30pm

    December 5  Common Council votes to pass 2024 Adopted Budget, 7:30pm