The City of Kingston, NY

    Welcome to the City of Kingston, NY

    Kingston, dating to the arrival of the Dutch in 1652, is a vibrant city with rich history and architecture, was the state's first capital, and a thriving arts community. City Hall is in the heart of the community at 420 Broadway, and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except July & August (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.).  Come tour our historic City, with restaurants that are among the region's finest, and local shopping that promises unique finds.

    Historic Churches

    Kingston is home to many historic churches. The oldest church still standing is the First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Kingston which was organized in 1659. Referred to as The Old Dutch Church, it is located in Uptown Kingston. Many of the city's historic churches populate Wurts street (6 in one block) among them Hudson Valley Wedding Chapel is a recently restored church built in 1867 and now a chapel hosting weddings. Another church in the Rondout is located at 72 Spring Street. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church was founded in 1849. The original church building at the corner of Hunter Street and Ravine Street burned to the ground in the late 1850s. The current church on Spring Street was built in 1874.

    Kingston, NY

    Kingston became New York's first capital in 1777, and was burned by the British on October 13, 1777, after the Battles of Saratoga. In the 19th century, the city became an important transport hub after the discovery of natural cement in the region, and had both railroad and canal connections.

    Kingston, NY

    The town of Rondout, New York, now a part of the city of Kingston, became an important freight hub for the transportation of coal from Honesdale, Pennsylvania to New York City through the Delaware and Hudson Canal. This hub was later used to transport other goods, including bluestone. Kingston shaped and shipped most of the bluestone made to create the sidewalks of New York City.


    Contact Us

    City Hall Address:
    420 Broadway
    Kingston, New York

    (845) 331-0080
    [email protected]


    Civil Service Commission

    Bernice Arra, Chairperson

    Thierry Croizer

    Alan Adin

    The City of Kingston Civil Service Office is responsible for administering New York State Civil Service Law for employees of the City of Kingston, Kingston City School District, Kingston Housing Authority and Kingston Library from the application through the appointment process for all positions in the classified service.  In addition, it serves as the Personnel Office for the City of Kingston and is responsible for employee recruitment, administering benefits for City employees and retirees as well as various personnel functions.  As part of its services, the City of Kingston Civil Service Commission provides the following:

    • Determines position titles and develops job descriptions.
    • Administers examinations for competitive titles and establishes lists of qualified candidates.
    • Interprets Civil Service Law and Rules covering appointment, promotion, discipline and discharge.

     City of Kingston Rules & Regulations (adopted March 8, 2016)

     Appendices to Rules & Regulations


    Civil Service Examination Announcements

    Please click on the title below to view the examination announcement.  All exams have a non-refundable fee so please read the announcement in its entirety before applying.  Applications will not be accepted after the deadline posted on the announcement.

    Employment and Exam Application


         Office Assistant #36023 - June 3, 2023

       Office Assistant #46023 - Promotional - June 3, 2023

       Assessment Data Collector #62002 - June 10, 2023

       Deputy Assessor #62028 - June 10, 2023

       Personnel Clerk #69983 - June 10, 2023

       Water Treatment Laboratory Technician #62207 - June 24, 2023

       Payroll Supervisor #66637 - July 15, 2023

       Payroll Supervisor #77774 - July 15, 2023

       Police Officer #60285 - September 9, 2023    Physical Agility Exam being given on July 29,2023 - Location TBD


    The City is currently looking to fill several vacancies.  Please click on the title below to view the full vacancy notice. 

    Applications can be found here. Employment and Exam Application.

     Fire Inspector - Full-time position

     Motor Equipment Mechanic - Full-time position

     Motor Equipment Operator - Full-time position

     The Kingston Water Department is currently looking to fill the following position:

     Business Manager - Full-time position

     City of Kingston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

    Forms, Policies & Announcements

    Listing files in 'Civil Service Documents'



    Contact Information

    City Hall
    420 Broadway 
    Kingston, NY 12401 

    Fax: (845) 334-3946

    Executive Secretary 

    Jackie DeCicco

    (845) 334-3921

    Principal Account Clerk

    Robin Kimble

    (845) 334-3922

    Personnel Clerk

    Beverly Aldridge

    (845) 334-3952

    Commissioner Meetings are held once a month on Mondays at 9:00am at City Hall.

     Next Commissioner Meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 12th at 9:00am.

     Please see calendar on home page for meeting dates.