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. During the meeting, comments or questions can be sent to The Town Board cannot guarantee your question or comment will be addressed during the meeting. 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. Individuals attending must complete a Health Screening Assessment Form immediately upon entering the building.
  5. 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

The Courthouse is Closed until further notice but the lobby is open to serve the public.


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 Town 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.

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.

If you have any questions, please call 845-878-4341 or email

Your compliance is greatly appreciated!

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

NYS Guidelines for Covid Vaccine Weeks 1-4

Limited amounts of COVID-19 vaccine will be available during the first phase of the COVID-19 vaccination program in New York. The NYS Department of Health has issued guidelines for the distribution of the vaccine during phase 1A of the program. Details can be downloaded using the link below:

NYS Department of Health Phase 1A

Annual Report - Stormwater Managemenmt Program



PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the Town of Patterson has prepared an MS4 Annual Report for the period ending on March 9, 2020. 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 26, 2021.


Rabies Clinic

Letter of Notification
The Town of Patterson and the Putnam Lake Park District are planning to continue a Lake Management Program for Putnam Lake in 2021. The Program will focus on application of the products Earthtec, Cutrine Plus and Cutrine Ultra for control of Planktonic and Filamentous algae.

Details may be downloaded here.

Garbage District 1

Adopted Town Budget
The 2021 final budget can be downloaded here.

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

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.

Volunteer Position on the Patterson Ethics Board




PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the Town of Patterson is presently seeking and accepting applications for a volunteer position on the Patterson Ethics Board.

If interested, please send a letter of interest along with a resume to: Town of Patterson, P.O. Box 470, Patterson, New York 12563, Attention: Town Clerk or email

Dated: June 25, 2020



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

For elected officials, this document may be downloaded here.

For employees, 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.
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.

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