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

    5/3/2017 - City of Kingston Assessor files Tentative Assessment Roll for 2017

    City of Kingston Filing of the

    2017 Tentative Assessment Roll

    Brief Overview


    (KINGSTON, N.Y.) The City of Kingston Assessor has filed the Tentative Assessment Roll for 2017.

    About Assessed Values:

    A property’s assessed value is a measure of its market value based on the prior July 1st. Property in the City of Kingston is assessed at 100% of market value.


    What can impact Assessed Values?:

    • New construction
    • Improvements
    • Alterations
    • Demolition
    • Fire damage
    • Market value


    The actions or circumstances described above typically result in a review of an assessment and may result in an increase or decrease of assessed value.


    About Assessed Values in Kingston:

    7 out of the last 8 years, most homes have seen decreased assessments or assessments that have remained stagnant.

    Over the past two valuation periods (7/1/14 thru 6/30/15) and (7/1/15 thru 6/30/16) the City of Kingston real estate market has stabilized and started to show real positive growth in many areas when analyzing sales compared to their assessments. The positives residential values appeared in the Uptown, Stockade, Avenues, Downtown, Roosevelt Park, Hutton Park neighborhoods, and with condos, townhomes and new subdivisions. The most positive gains were found in Commercial properties.


    Additional information:

    Any property receiving a change in assessed value (Positive or Negative) will be mailed a notice. Included in this notice will be the amount of assessment change, any exemptions on the property, when and where you can view the assessment roll and what to do if you disagree with your assessment. The entire Tentative Assessment Roll may also be reviewed online at: or by clicking “Assessment Roll” on the City of Kingston’s website’s homepage.