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

    12/27/2017 - Information regarding pre-payment of 2018 City of Kingston Property Tax


    Due to communications from Governor Cuomo regarding the recent changes in the Federal Tax Law that affect the deductibility of real property taxes, the City of Kingston has received numerous calls from residents regarding the pre-payment of their 2018 General (City/County) Tax Bill.

    Please note the following information:

    • The City can only collect the pre-payment of the 2018 General Tax Bill (Not school taxes).

    • Only the first installment or full payment of 2018 General Taxes will be accepted. Partial payments and overpayments will not be accepted and will be returned. To obtain the amount of your payment options (first installment or full payment amount), you must call 845-334-3935 prior to making your payment.

    • Pre-payment by Mail - Call 845-334-3935 to obtain your payment amount. Payments will only be accepted in the amounts as provided by the Comptroller’s office. Check/bank check (must be postmarked by 12/31/2017) should be made payable to City of Kingston and mailed to P.O. Box 1627, Kingston NY 12402.  Payment must reference Section/Block/Lot and Property Address.

    • Pre-payment in PersonCall 845-334-3935 to obtain your payment amount. Payments can be made by check/bank check at City Hall located at 420 Broadway, Kingston NY (Thursday, December 28th and Friday, December 29th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm only.) Payments will only be accepted in the amounts as provided by the office.

    • 2018 General Tax bills sent out in mid-January will NOT reflect the pre-payment made.

    • If your General Taxes are paid via an escrow account, we recommend that you contact your financial institution prior to making a prepayment of taxes.

    • Even though the 2018 General Taxes may be prepaid, the question of deductibility is a question that must be answered by a tax preparer. The City of Kingston makes no claim, nor bears any responsibility for the deductibility of the pre-payment of property taxes. You should consult your tax professional for further information.


    Call 845-334-3935 to obtain the 2018 first installment or full payment amount that will be accepted. Do not submit any payments prior to obtaining this information.