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Poughkeepsie City Hall to Reopen to the Public on Thursday, June 25th

City of Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison announced today that City Hall will reopen to the public on Thursday, June 25th. New health and safety protocols will be in place to protect citizens and staff

  1. Some Departments will operate by appointment only, in order to assure social distancing is adhered to, and in order to ensure that members of the public may conduct their business swiftly, and spend as little time as possible in the building. Mayor Rolison said: “No one liked to wait in line even before the Coronavirus hit, and anything we can do to ensure our citizens get served promptly is job-one in the post-COVID world of public service.” City Administrator, Marc Nelson, said “the days of taking a number or standing around waiting one’s turn are over, and visitors to City Hall will be having an entirely better experience than they may have had in the past.”
  2. Face coverings will be required when conducting business at City Hall. Staff is required to wear a mask when interacting with customers, and at all times during the work-day when unable to practice social distancing, and when using elevators even if alone.
  3. Enhanced daily cleaning has been implemented as well as regular “deep cleaning” of City Hall, the Court and Police Department, including all public areas.
  4. Sanitizer stations have been positioned throughout the building for public use.
  5. Parking for citizens and visitors to City Hall will be free in the underground garage, which will be open from 8:00AM until 5:00PM, Monday through Friday.

No appointment is required to visit the City Cashier, Parking Division, or City Chamberlain, all located on the ground floor, however the public is strongly encouraged to make payment for all city services by mail, or online, or to use the drop-box located in front of entrance to the police department on the north side of City Hall.

City Hall Hours of Operation: 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday-Friday

Appointment Necessary

  • Building Inspector
  • Code Enforcement Officers
  • Economic & Community Development
  • City Assessor
  • Planning & Zoning

No Appointment Necessary

  • Cashier – Tax, Water, Sewer & Sanitation
  • City Chamberlain (except for marriage licenses)
  • Parking Enforcement & Permits
  • Mayor, City Administrator
  • Community Engagement

Appointments may be made online at:

Payments should be made via the city website: or by mail to: 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601, or by using the drop box near the front door of the Police Station on Mansion Street.

Residents may contact city staff and officials by phone, and a contact list is available at