The official site for the Town of Patterson

Patterson Town Hall
1142 Route 311
Patterson, NY 12563

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COVID-19 News

Modified Procedures for Town Meetings

The Town Board of the Town of Patterson will begin on June 24, 2020 to hold meetings at Patterson Town Hall, 1142 Route 311, Patterson, New York. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the following procedures will be in place until further notice:

  1. Town Board meetings will be live-streamed on Youtube. We encourage the public to use this venue to view Town Board meetings. Planning Board meetings and Zoning Board of Appeals meetings will not be live-streamed on Youtube.
  2. Attendance at a meeting by the public will be allowed, however meeting Room capacity shall be limited to the five Board members, one camera man, Town Clerk, Town Attorney and other essential support staff, and 8 individuals of the public on a first come, first serve basis. Everyone at the meeting will maintain six feet of separation.
  3. Individuals wishing to attend meetings must pre-register their attendance by email at or by calling Town Hall at 845-878-6500. This includes Applicants. Individuals who have not pre-registered may not be allowed in the building.
  4. Masks will be worn at all times by all individuals, except by Board members speaking during the meeting, and Applicants or members of the public but only when addressing the Board.

Similar procedures will be followed by the Patterson Planning Board and Patterson Zoning Board of Appeals. Please check their schedules for appropriate meeting dates and times.

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 is closed but the lobby is open to serve the public. 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 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

Masks are required until further notice.


Grievance hearings will be held in-person this year. Instructions for the grievance process may be found on the Assessor's page.

Receiver of Taxes

The Tax Receiver has released information on the upcoming 2021-22 School Tax Collection Procedures.

Please review the Receiver of Taxes page for a message from the Tax Receiver and for other important information about payment schedules and methods.

General Information

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.

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

Supervisor's Message
There have been a number of incidents where Town employees or contractors who are providing municipal services on behalf of the Town have been subjected to abuse and harassment in the course of their duties. Most recently, there has been a report that a homeowner in Putnam Lake harassed an employee of Suburban Carting, while he was in the course of his duties, calling him a racial epithet. No worker providing essential municipal services should be subjected to such abusive and degrading treatment. Such conduct will not be tolerated.

The Town of Patterson stands with its employees and contractors and will take all necessary and appropriate steps to protect them.

NYSEG Rate Increase
A message from NYSEG regarding rising energy costs may be found here.
Final Adopted Budget
The final adopted Town budget for 2022 can be found on the Town Board page.
Help Wanted

Town of Patterson, Putnam County, New York

The Town of Patterson is seeking qualified applicants for the position of part-time Dog Control Officer. Must have own transportation. Hours may require some evenings and weekends.

Job responsibilities include responding to complaints concerning loose or barking dogs, and includes the responsibility for impounding stray, unlicensed, nuisance, dangerous or unleashed dogs. The Dog Control Officer responds to complaints from residents of the municipality, in accordance with the provisions of the New York State Agriculture and Markets Law and the local dog control ordinance. Incumbents of this position may be subjected to physical danger from dogs and verbal or physical abuse from owners. Work is performed under general supervision of the Town Board and Town Supervisor, with wide leeway allowed for the exercise of independent judgment in carrying out details of the work. Performs related work as required.

Resumes may be submitted to 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 or at until December 7, 2021. For additional information concerning qualifications or responsibilities please contact the Town Clerk at the aforementioned address.

Board Vacancies
Legal Notice

Please take notice that the Patterson Town Board is looking for qualified individuals to fill vacancies on the following boards: Board of Assessment Review, Veterans Park Advisory Board, Putnam Lake Park Advisory Board, and the Ethics Board.

Interested individuals may send letters of interest and resumes to Eileen Fitzpatrick, Town Clerk, PO Box 470, Patterson, New York 12563 or email to

By Order of the Town Board

Eileen Fitzpatrick
Town Clerk

August 3, 2021


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.

Garbage District 1

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

Little Free Libraries

Check out Patterson's brand new Little Free Libraries sponsored by the Patterson Rotary. You'll find one at the entrance to the Patterson Recreation Center and the other at Club Court Park, Putnam Lake. Children are welcome to take a book to read and/or leave a book to share with others.

Putnam County Personnel Announces Civil Service Exam
Please refer to the County website for details and application form.
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.

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
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 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.
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.
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.
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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©2001-2021 The Town of Patterson
Patterson Town Hall
PO Box 470
1142 Route 311
Patterson, New York 12563
(845) 878-6500