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

    10/2/2017 - Pay Stations to go live in six municipal lots on Tuesday, October 10th

    October 2, 2017



    Pay Stations to go live in six municipal lots on Tuesday, October 10th


    Kingston, N.Y. Pay stations that have been installed in six municipal lots throughout the City of Kingston are scheduled to be activated on Tuesday, October 10th. Beginning on this date, a fee of 75 cents per hour will be in effect Monday-Saturday, 9:00am-6:00pm at the following locations: all 3 North Front St. lots; the Cornell St. lot; the Prince St. lot; and the Dock St. lot. Users who have purchased and received a 2017 parking permit are not required to pay the hourly fee.


    The pay stations will accept coins, credit cards (2 hour minimum, no service charge incurred by user) and mobile app payments through Parkeon’s Whoosh! app (2 hour minimum, 35 cent transaction fee charged to user.) The pay stations allow users to “pay by plate.” Users will be instructed to input their license plate numbers into the pay station. While users will receive a printed receipt after their transaction, they do not have to return to their cars or display any proof of payment on their dashboard. The City’s parking enforcement staff will be able to verify the vehicle has been paid by looking up the license plate. If a user has purchased a parking permit, that permit must be displayed on the vehicle’s dashboard.


    Frequent users of these parking lots are encouraged to purchase a 2017 parking permit. These permits, which are currently for sale for $10, will be valid through December 31, 2017. Permits ensure a discounted rate, but do not guarantee parking availability.


    Permits can be purchased in two ways:

    1) Online by visiting and following the instructions. Major credit cards are accepted for payment.

    2) By mail by either downloading the PDF application at or picking up a paper application in person at City Hall at 420 Broadway in Kingston. Applicants are responsible for mailing their completed applications and check or money order directly to the processing center.