Town Offices

Town Board and Supervisor

Responsible for adopting Local Laws, makes appointments to other boards and committees, manages municipal employment policies and is responsible for the town budget and financial matters.

Town Clerk / Tax Collector / Records Mgmt /Registrar/Information Officer

Responsible for recording the business of Town government and also serves as a repository for a wide variety of Town documents. In Shandaken, also the Tax Collector and the Registrar of Vital Statistics. Marriage License, Death Certificates, Birth Certificates, Dog Licenses, Peddler Permits, FOIL Requests, Park Reservations, Genealogy Requests, Handicap Parking Permits, Burning Permits, Hunting – Fishing Licenses.


Responsible for the determining the value of properties for the assessment of property tax and administers subsidy programs, such as the Star Exemption and other programs.

Highway Department

Maintains all town roads and bridges.The Highway Department is administered by the Highway Superintendent, who is an elected official, and is responsible for highway budgets and operations.

Justice Court

Vehicle and Traffic Violations, Small Claims Court, Orders of Protection, Weddings.

Building Inspector / Zoning and Code Enforcement

Permits are required for: All things structural, extension of plumbing & electric, signs.

Planning Board

Determinations on minor and major sub-divisions, site plans, special use permits.

Zoning Board of Appeals

Variances and appeals.

Parks & Recreation Board

The parks and recreation board helps preserve, promote, maintain and expand the recreational offerings of the town of Shandaken. Board Meetings are 2nd Monday of every month at the Town Hall, Rt. 28 Shandaken NY. 6:30 pm

Conservation Advisory Council

10/2023 – Shandaken Climate Action Plan Draft Adopted 3/7/22 –  Conservation Advisory Council Local Law #1-2022 Members appointed 4/4/2022 – Bethia Waterman, Bruce Barry, Robert Cruickshank, Angel Molina, Alternate Members: MJ Reiss, Catherine Del Tufo, & Mike Cioffi, Caleb Frank. Meetings are held 3rd Monday of the Month at 6:30 pm – 1 st meeting […]

Comprehensive Plan Committee

Comprehensive Plan Committee was formed to review & update our TOWN OF SHANDAKEN Comprehensive Plan from 2005 Members  –   Vivian Welton – MJ Reiss  – Kevin VanBlarcum – Mark Loete  – Allen Vella  – Roy Dignes – Meet 2nd Mondays of the Month. 7pm Chair – Mary Herrmann  – Secretary – Grace Grant  Link to […]

Board of Assessment Review

Determinations on tax disputes held on Grievance Day.

Housing Smart Committee

Housing Smart Committee Formed Res. #68-23, May 2023 – Meets 4th Monday of the Month 7pm Members: Sophie Grant (Chair), Phillip Mones, Rosalind Stengle, Sara Bayer. (Sophie Grant be ULSTER COUNTY HOUSING SMARTCOMMUNITIES INITIATIVE Coordinator). Link to Minutes

Ethics Board

Determinations on conflicts of interest.

Dog Control and Adoption

Dog Control, Shelter & Adoption. Volunteer to walk dogs.

Recycling Center

Recycle -paper, cans, glass, metal, cardboard
Open – Mon., Thurs. & Sat / 7:30am-12:30pm


All Committees are volunteer members of the community that help the Town Board to arrive at decisions, work on improvements, investigate and begin new projects and/or plans. Committees: Phoenicia Water – Pine Hill Water – Shandaken Day – Recreation – Economic Development


The DMV Bus will be at the Shandaken Town Hall – Every First Friday of the month. 10-1, 2-3pm. Excluding holidays.

Water Districts – Phoenicia & Pine Hill

2024 – Phoenicia & Pine Hill Water Readings/Billings for BOTH districts will now be in April & October. Flat Rate of $100 each reading now applies. ($200 per year) plus usage. Payments may be made at Phoenicia Water District Rules & Regulations Pine Hill Water District Rules & Regulations Phoenicia Water Commissioner- Rick Ricciardella […]