City of Poughkeepsie officials announced today that City Hall is open for services, but residents are reminded that numerous automated systems have been put in place for their convenience to help them access services without coming to City Hall.
City officials had to close City Hall several times during the height of the pandemic, after some employees tested positive for COVID-19 tests. City Hall has subsequently been open to visitors who had made appointments with certain departments.
“We are hoping with the COVID-19 vaccinations readily available, people will get their shots to protect themselves and their families,” said Mayor Rob Rolison. “We want to be able to interact with people in person, and we also want to protect our employees and the community at large.”
Following guidance from the federal Centers for Disease Control and New York State Health Department, mask-wearing is voluntary for all vaccinated city employees and members of the public visiting city offices.
Appointments can still be made online at: https://cityofpoughkeepsie.com/appointment
If you have an emergency situation, please call 911. Residents also may contact city staff and officials by phone during the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and a contact list is available at https://cityofpoughkeepsie.com/contact-the-city-of-poughkeepsie.
The City Chamberlain’s office is open to public visits from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
The public also can make payments for all city services by mail at 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, or online at cityofpoughkeepsie.com/finance, or by using the drop box located in front of the entrance to the police department on the north side of City Hall.
The city will keep the public up to date on any changes, and more information about COVID-19 can be found at https://cityofpoughkeepsie.com/coronavirus