For the safety of our town employees due to the ongoing concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus, Hillsdale Town Hall and Town Garage are closed to the public. Town Hall staff members will continue to work, so can you reach them by email, phone, or mail. Some things to note:

  • Please consult the Town Directory if you need to reach the Town Clerk, Court Clerk, Assessor, Building Inspector, Highway Superintendent, Supervisor, or members of the Town Board. All telephone calls and emails will be returned promptly.
  • Town Highway Departments are considered “essential” and are working a regular schedule. Ours is no exception – and they are taking precautions to protect themselves and the public.
  • Please use the mail slot at the front door of Town Hall if you have anything to drop off.
  • The County Clerk has postponed the KISS (Shredding) program until further notice.
  • April’s Zoning Board is canceled.
  • April’s Planning and Town Board meetings may take place virtually for members and the public.
  • Hillsdale Town Court is canceled on April 15.
  • Though the DMV in Hudson is closed for two weeks, they are still up and running. If you have a DMV-related issue, visit the Columbia County Clerk on Facebook for updates or, if you have a serious dilemma, contact the Columbia County Clerk, Holly Tanner, at 518-828-3339 or by email: email hidden; JavaScript is required


There’s a safe new delivery service in town offering FREE delivery of groceries and supplies to seniors, immunocompromised, or otherwise at-risk community members during the COVID-19 outbreak. Doorstep Deliverers is delivering groceries to housebound neighbors and helps local businesses that do not have the capacity to offer free deliveries.

Volunteers from Doorstep Deliverers will pick up and deliver in Hillsdale, Copake, Egremont, Craryville, and Great Barrington from any local supermarket or store that offers pickup of orders paid for by phone. If you or someone you know can benefit from this service, visit their website or call 917-583-9612.

March 24 Newsletter




Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where can I find a link to the Tax Assessment Roll?
A: The Assessment Roll can be found here

Q: When is the Hillsdale Transfer Station open?
A: Wednesday 7:30 am-12:00 noon and Saturday 7:30 am-4:00 pm.

Q: Who do I call in the event of a Sewer District emergency?
A: Call the Sewer Operator, Mike Scheller, at 518-821-1932.

Q: How do I apply for a building- or zoning-related permit?
A. Contact the Building Department or download.

Q: Why can’t the Town disallow the use of noisy engine brakes?
A: The response from the NYSDOT here.

Q: What is the intent of Hillsdale’s Solar Law?
A: The law and description here.

Q: How do I obtain a NYS Hunting/Fishing License?
A:  For more information click here.

Q: Who are Hillsdale’s state and congressional representatives?
A: Click here.

Q: How do I enroll to receive code red calls from Columbia County 911?
A: Sign up for alerts at this county website page.

Q: How do I get tax credits if I restore Historic District property?
A: Historic Hillsdale page is here.

Q: Where can I learn more about the sidewalk project?
A:  It’s all here.

Q: Where can I find up-to-date info about emergencies?
A: Visit the Columbia County 911 Facebook page.

Q: Where’s the Hamlet Development Plan?
A:  Here’s the PPS plan.

Q: Can I get married in the Roeliff Jansen Park?
A: Here’s a page that summarizes everything.