The official site for the Town of Patterson

Patterson Town Hall
1142 Route 311
Patterson, NY 12563
845-878-6500

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Recycling News

75 / 25 - The Townwide Goal For Recycling

The Town's recycling program has expanded and it is now possible for you to recycle as much as 75% of your household waste!

Learn about the new program and how it has a direct effect on your property taxes.

COVID-19 News

Town Hall Closed to the Public

Due to the present risk of COVID -19, and to protect the safety of our employees, Patterson Town Hall will be closed to the public until further notice during normal business hours. The Town Clerk, Building and other Departments will continue to be available through phone and e-mail Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. to assist our residents. Please visit the Town’s website at https://www.pattersonny.org for application forms and other information. Please contact the specific Departments to make arrangements should you need to drop off any payments, applications and other document submissions.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

By Order of the Town Supervisor


Justice Court

In the interest of the public health, and to comply with the Chief Administrative Judges memorandum to combat the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and to protect the health and safety of our staff, attorneys and the public, the court will remain closed until further notice. All cases scheduled for appearance on a court calendar during this time frame will be rescheduled. The Court will continue to address arraignments and other specific proceedings that must be addressed during this time. If you have any questions or concerns or any matter that you feel needs immediate attention please Email us at tlsmith1@nycourts.gov OR blowe@nycourts.gov.

All DMV Safety & Business hearings have been adjourned without a new date. If you have any questions about these hearings, please call the DMV scheduling unit at 518-474-1509 for assistance.


Building Department

All interior building inspections are suspended until further notice. Please call the office after April 1st, at which point we should have instructions as to when we can resume interior inspections.


Trash Pickups

Dear Town of Patterson, Garbage Dist 2 Residents,

Although now is a great time to do some spring cleaning, please do not exceed your allotted 3 – 45 gal bag or can limit. We can only pick up household (kitchen, etc) trash. We are unable to do any bulk pick ups at this time. This is mainly because all the trash will not fit on the trucks.

Also, we have unfortunately had to suspend the recycling program. You can either put recyclable items out with your trash, or hold onto it until we are able to resume the program in the near future.

We are currently working at half-staff, and we are trying to keep our employees as safe as possible during this difficult time.

If you have any questions, please call 845-878-4341 or email refuse@pattersonny.org

Your compliance is greatly appreciated!


Recycling Center

The Recycling Center will be closed until further notice. Weekly trash pickup will remain the same.


General Informaion

The NYS Department of Health has set up a hotline for information on COVID-19. The number will operate between 9:00 AM and 9:00 PM. The hotline number is 1-888-364-3065.

The Putnam County Health Department website carries extensive information on the coronavirus outbreak. Please refer to the Health Department for updated information. The Putnam County website and social media sites are updated frequently with information concerning COVID-19.

Governor Cuomo declared a state of emergency in New York State on March 7 to combat the spread of COVID-19 in the state. The emergency declaration allows for more resources to go towards the efforts of local health departments in keeping our community safe.

The Health Dept. staff is closely monitoring the situation and remains in close contact with the New York State Department of Health.

Respiratory illnesses spread quickly, and so does disinformation. Refer to trusted sources, with track records of providing accurate science and health related information.


Small Business Loans

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus Small Business Guide for Emergency Loans

U.S. Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loans

Zoning Board Meeting Canceled
The Zoning Board meeting scheduled for April 15 is canceled.
Planning Board Meeting Cancellation
The April 2, 2020 Planning Board meeting, and associated March 26th work session, have been canceled. The next regular meeting is scheduled for May 7, 2020.
Emergency Food
Putnam County Personnel Announces Civil Service Exam
Please refer to the County website for details and application form.
Employment Opportunity
The Town of Patterson is seeking a qualified individual for part-time employment as a permit checker for the Recycling Center. Starting salary is $15.75 per hour for approximately 17 hours per week. Saturdays are required. Interested individuals should reply via email to supervisor@pattersony.org or letter to Town Supervisor, Patterson Town Hall, 1142 Route 311 / PO. Box 470, Patterson, NY 12563.
Standard Workday Resolution
This document may be downloaded here.
NYSEG Rate Increase
NYSEG is proposing a substantial rate increase for 2019. Information on the increase and the public comment process may be found here.
2020 Census
EMS Reports
2019 1st Quarter Report
2018 Annual Report
Section 8 Vouchers
The Housing Choice Voucher Program is a federal housing program administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The program provides housing assistance to renters with low to moderate income in the form of rental subsidies.

The Putnam County Housing Corporation (PCHC) Carmel, New York in accordance with regulations outlined by the New York State Homes & Community Renewal, Statewide Section 8 Voucher Program, Section 8 Administration Plan October 2, 2018, will reopen the Section 8 waiting list for all income eligible individuals and families. Details are available here.

Adopted Town Budget
The 2019 adopted budget can be downloaded here.

Additional budget information can be found on the Town Board page under the Budget Documents section.

Putnam Lake Notice

Putnam Lake was designated as an “impaired waterbody” due to excessive nutrients (phosphorus), algae, and poor water clarity, which could impact recreational uses in the lake. Total phosphorus concentrations in Putnam Lake are 50 percent greater than the average concentration found throughout the Lower Hudson region.

NYS DEC has prepared an action plan to deal with Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB). The report can be found here.

The NYS DEC report on wastewater collection and treatment can be found here.

NYSEG Warning: Scams Calls
Customers have reported receiving automated calls from “NYSEG” telling them that their electricity will be shut off later that day. The customer is instructed to call back to prevent this. The callback numbers, which vary, answer with “NYSEG automated service line,” and prompt you to press 3.

These calls are not from NYSEG and are an attempt to scam residents and businesses.

Some precautions to take to avoid falling victim to a scam:

  • Always type NYSEG’s Web address when making an online payment at nyseg.com. Do not rely on email links. While at nyseg.com, you can also check your account balance and any past-due amount status.
  • When making a payment by phone, always ensure that you are dialing NYSEG phone numbers: 1-800-572-1111 (customer service); 1-888-315-1755 (payment arrangements) or 1-800-600-2275 (self-service line). You can also check your account status by phone.
  • Do not make any payments over the phone to anyone who has contacted you or asked you to dial a different number.
  • Never provide your Social Security number, credit card number or bank information to anyone requesting it (over the phone or in person) unless you initiated the contact and feel confident that the transaction is legitimate.
  • NYSEG does not ask customers to purchase debit cards (like Green Dot cards) to make payments.
  • If you have fallen victim to a scam, immediately contact the Federal Trade Commission and your local police.
Recycling News
Advertising Newspapers
Advertising packets are being delivered weekly to many Patterson homes. They are typically wrapped in blue plastic bags and left in your driveway. These packets are becoming roadside litter in many cases. If you are receiving these packets and no longer wish to receive them, please call the delivery service at 973-445-0964 or email ernesto@ansnewspapers.com and request that your address be removed from the delivery schedule. Also remember that the printed material can be bundled with the rest of your fibrous materials and included for your weekly recycling pickup. The plastic bag is also recyclable and can be taken to a local plastic bag dropoff facility. Recycling information is available here.
2016 CSLAP Annual Report for Putnam Lake
A report on the condition of Putnam Lake can be downloaded here.
Fire Protection Contracts

The text of the contracts may be downloaded here:

Patterson #1 Contract
Putnam Lake Contract

Med Return
Unwanted and expired prescription, over the counter, and other unused medication may be dropped off at Town Hall via the Med Return collection box.
Putnam Lake Carp Application
NYS DEC Notice of Complete Application for the stocking of carp in Putnam Lake
Town of Patterson Returned Check Policy
A returned check fee will be charged to a payee for a payment made by check to the Town of Patterson that is not honored. The amount of the fee will be $20, or the amount charged to the Town, whichever is greater. The amount of the original payment, along with the returned check fee, must be made by cash, bank check or money order. This policy is to be posted in all departments that accept payments by check.
By Order of the Town Board.
2010 Census Results
Profiles of General Population and Housing Characteristics are available online from the U.S. Census Bureau. These profiles provide a look at a community’s population count, age and sex distribution, race, Hispanic or Latino origin, household relationships, group quarters population, housing occupancy and home ownership status. A profile is available for all states, counties, minor civil divisions, places, American Indian and Alaska Native areas, the Hawaiian home lands, and municipios in Puerto Rico. This information can be accessed from the American Factfinder website or from the Interactive Map. We also invite you to explore these data on our interactive

Additional data products from the 2010 Census will be released through 2013. For more information on these upcoming products, please visit the Census At a Glance website.

Patterson Recreation Forms

Patterson Recreation Membership Application
Patterson Recreation Center Rental Rates
Cornwall Hill Ballfield Rental Rates

Town Hall Emergency Number

An after-hours voice mailbox has been created for town emergencies that require the notification of a town official. To use the system, call the main Town Hall main number at 845-878-6500 and request mailbox #32 at the prompt. The Town Hall phone system will contact a town official after you leave your message.

Please remember to dial 911 for all emergencies requiring police, fire, or emergency medical assistance.

FOIL Requests (Freedom of Information Law)
FOIL requests are handled by the office of the Town Clerk. Requests for information must be made in writing, either by submitting a FOIL Request Form to the Town Clerk or by submitting an electronic request via the link on the Town Clerk information page. Contact the office of the Town Clerk for more information.

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©2001-2019 The Town of Patterson
Patterson Town Hall
PO Box 470
1142 Route 311
Patterson, New York 12563
(845) 878-6500