The official site for the Town of Patterson

Patterson Town Hall
1142 Route 311
Patterson, NY 12563

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Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic

The Putnam County Health Dept. is sponsoring a Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic on March 23 at the Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park (Upper Park), 201 Gipsy Trail Road, Carmel. The event is open to all Putnam County residents. More details can be found on the County Health Department website.

Request for Proposals

Town of Patterson
Town Hall
P.O. Box 470
1142 Route 311
Patterson, New York 12563

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town of Patterson will be accepting sealed bids for providing pesticide/algaecide treatment for Putnam Lake. Bids will be received by the Town Clerk of the Town of Patterson at the Office of the Town Clerk, Town Hall, P.O. Box 470, 1142 Route 311, Patterson, New York 12563 until 10:10 a.m. o’clock local prevailing time on February 26, 2024 and then at said office shall be publicly opened and read aloud.

Copies of information for bidders, instruction for bidders, bidder’s qualifications, general requirements, Scope of Work, non-collusive bidding certification, and bid proposals may be obtained at the Office of the Town Clerk, Town Hall, P.O. Box 470, 1142 Route 311, Patterson, New York.

The Town of Patterson, hereinafter called the “Town”, reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any formality or technicality in any bid in the interest of the Town.


Bidders on the Contracts are required to execute a non-collusion bidding certificate pursuant to Section 103(d) of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York.


The Town of Patterson hereby notifies all Bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in regard to any Contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, minority business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, or national origin in consideration for an award.



Smoking Cessation

Final Adopted Budget
The Final Adopted Town budget for 2024 can be found on the Town Board page.
Patterson Town Hall

I am pleased to announce that the Town Board on June 14, 2023 approved re-opening Patterson Town Hall to the public. Individuals conducting business within the various departments will be permitted in the building to visit that department, based on the availability of staff. ~ Appointments are encouraged ~

Rich Williams,
Town Supervisor

2023 MS4 Report



PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the Town of Patterson has prepared an MS4 Annual Report for the period ending on March 9, 2023. The Annual Report has been prepared pursuant to the NYSDEC General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (GP-0-10-002) and is available for review at or at the offices of the Planning Department at Patterson Town Hall, PO Box 470, 1142 Route 311, Patterson, New York. Comments on the Annual Report will be received by the Planning Department at the above-mentioned address or by e-mail at until Wednesday, May 25, 2023.


NYSDEC Cleanup of Kessman Landfill
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) will be performing remedial action at the Cross-County Sanitary / Kessman Landfill site under New York State’s Superfund program. Work is scheduled to begin this Spring. Details may be downloaded here.
NYS Consumer Assistance Webpage
The NYS Department of Public Service has valuable winter preparedness resources for consumers such as controlling heating costs, consumer protections, energy efficiency and winter safety, as well as links to state and utility financial assistance programs. Visit:

Standard Workday Resolution
The Standard Workday Resolution document may be downloaded here.
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Property Tax Myths and Misunderstandings

To assist in clarifying questions relative to the 2022 assessments versus taxes, please see this article. The article explains all facets of the assessment process.

For reference, the Town of Patterson realized an average market value increase of 8%.

The 8% represents market changes (equalization changes). “Values change in response to economic changes measurable in the market place” (ORPTS).

Please see the article and should you have any questions, feel free to contact the assessor’s office at 845-878-9300.

Budget Bill S. 8006/A. 9006
Governor Hochul's budget includes legislation which would significantly affect the Town of Patterson and its land use policies. Correspondence from Supervisor Williams to NYS Senator Harckham may be downloaded below.

ADU from Budget
Harckham ADU letter 2-15-22
Harckham TOD letter 2-15-22
TOD from Budget

NYSEG Rate Increase
Click here for a message from NYSEG.

This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. The document may be downloaded here.

Town Email Notification List
Town residents can receive notifications about blasting at the Peckham Quarry by signing up for the email notification service, which is available on the Town Board webpage.
EZ Pass

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 April 26, 2021, will reopen the Section 8 waiting list for all income eligible individuals and families. Details are available here.

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 Do not rely on email links. While at, 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
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.
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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©2001-2023 The Town of Patterson
Patterson Town Hall
PO Box 470
1142 Route 311
Patterson, New York 12563
(845) 878-6500