City Chamberlain

News & Announcements

Public Arts Commission Seeks Members to Serve

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City of Poughkeepsie Arts Commission is looking for a member to serve. Commission members must be city residents and either a working artist, arts professional or member of the community interested in the arts. Those wishing to be considered for the position on the Public
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City of Poughkeepsie Will Begin Issuing Municipal ID Cards Friday, June 7th

The City of Poughkeepsie will begin issuing municipal ID cards on Friday, June 7, a move designed to strengthen community relations, improve public safety and foster civic pride. City officials believe municipal IDs will be particularly helpful for those who currently lack government-issued IDs, such as a driver’s license. Such
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City Seeks Residents to Serve on the Board Of Assessment Review

The City of Poughkeepsie is currently seeking residents who would be interested in serving as a member of the Board of Assessment Review. The Board of Assessment Review consists of three to five volunteers who have at least a general knowledge of property values in the community. The Common Council
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Taxi Ordinance & Vehicle for Hire – Adopted Amendments

Adopted amendments to the Taxi Ordinance, including regulating “For Hire”, also known as “Livery” vehicles to be licensed with the City and the Town of Poughkeepsie.

Download: Taxi & Vehicle for Hire Ordinance – Adopted Amendments (.pdf)

The City Chamberlain is the main switchboard for:

Amusement Permits Handicap Permits Schedule various meetings
and legal notices
Auction Permits Hawking/Peddling Permits Taxi Cab Driver Complaints
Bingo/Games of Chance/
Bell Jar Licenses
Liquor License requests Taxi Cab Permits
Charter and Code updates Marriage Affidavits/Licenses Taxi Driver Licenses
City Offices Marriage Officer
City Official Appointments Marriage Transcripts
Coin Machine Operator Permits Minutes of all meetings scheduled
by the Common Council and Mayor
Dog Licenses Notices of Claims
Dog Redemption Pawn Broker Permits
File Local Laws with State Secretary Police Department Complaints
Freedom of Information Requests Reservations for
Common Council Chambers
Going Out of Business Sale Permits Sales of Documents
(zoning book/map, draft plans, etc.)

Contact the Office of Vital Statistics for information about:

  • Birth Amendments
  • Birth Certificates
  • Burial Permits for Funeral Homes
  • Death Amendments
  • Death Certificates
  • Genealogical Searches for Birth, Death, and Marriage Records
  • New Births
  • Paternity Acknowledgments