The official site for the Town of Patterson

Patterson Town Hall
1142 Route 311
Patterson, NY 12563

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NYSEG Storm Response
NYSEG storm restoration information can be downloaded here.
COVID-19 News

Putnam County Health Dept. Alert

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 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 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 OR

All DMV Safety and business hearings have begun to be rescheduled. If you have any questions about these hearings, please call the DMV scheduling unit at 518-474-1509 for assistance.


Due to these uncertain times and pursuant to the Governor’s executive order, Town Hall is closed to the public during this time. We want to assure Patterson residents that our staff continues to be available and accessible. We can be reached by email and phone.

As in years past, please be assured that your right to an assessment review with the Board of Assessment Review will continue. The 2020 Tentative roll assessments will be available online beginning May 1, 2020. Please review the Assessor page for a message from the Assessor and for other important information.

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.

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

Notice of Public Hearing
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Town of Patterson Planning Board of a public hearing to be held on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as may be heard, at the Patterson Town Hall, 1142 Route 311, Patterson, Putnam County, New York to consider an application entitled "Stack N' Stor – Amended Site Plan Application" in order to modify the previously approved site plan for the construction of a self-storage building. The original site plan that was for a 134,337± square foot self-storage building was approved on December 5, 2019. The proposed modification would result in a reduction to the footprint of the lower level of the building. This would eliminate the removal of nearly 20,000 cubic yards of dirt. A smaller septic system is also being proposed and relocated closer to the building; this would reduce the amount of site disturbance by 1+ acre. The property is located at 2160 Route 22 (C-1 Zoning District), Patterson, New York. All interested parties and citizens will be given an opportunity to be heard in respect to such application.

By Order of the Planning Board
Kevin Butler, Chairman


Town Planner Position
The Town of Patterson is seeking a creative, and energetic full-time Town Planner with diverse talents and abilities, and willing to learn. Good writing skills a must. This is an entry level position for the right individual interested in learning multi-disciplined municipal planning.

The position requires involvement in a variety of municipal government functions including land planning, economic development, assisting in drafting local laws, policies and practices, preparation of bids and RFP’s, emergency planning and natural resource inventory and assessment. Applicants must have a basic understanding of Arcview GIS. Work is performed under general supervision of the Town Supervisor and/or Town Board.

Full job description and application details may be downloaded here.

Employment Opportunity


Town of Patterson
Town Hall
PO Box 470
1142 Route 311
Patterson, New York 12563

The Town Board of the Town of Patterson will be accepting resumes for the full-time (35 hrs per week plus Court) position of Clerk to the Town Justice. The position involves clerical and bookkeeping work performed under the direction of a Town Justice. The Clerk is responsible for conducting the day-to-day tasks necessary for the operation of the Town Justice Court. The position requires the attendance at court sessions held on scheduled court nights.

Qualified individuals should demonstrate a knowledge of standard clerical work including a working knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment; working knowledge of business arithmetic and English; ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to use computers to perform office operations and to access the internet; ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; accuracy; clerical aptitude; mental alertness; neat appearance; tact and courtesy.

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 until July 31, 2020.



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



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, 2019. 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 Friday, May 26, 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.
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 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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©2001-2020 The Town of Patterson
Patterson Town Hall
PO Box 470
1142 Route 311
Patterson, New York 12563
(845) 878-6500