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]

    City Engineering Office

    The City of Kingston Engineer’s Office is responsible for design and management of construction projects and capital improvements such as drainage structures, roads, sewers, sewage pumping stations and parks. The City Engineer generates plans and specifications which are disseminated for public bid, manages project construction and approves payment to the contractors. The office also interfaces with other local, state and federal governmental agencies and administers an Industrial Pretreatment Program as part of the Clean Water Act, which regulates non-residential discharges to the City sewer system. Engineering also responds to official inquiries and works in concert with other City departments to maintain the municipal infrastructure. Public services that are supplied by this office include the issuance of flood zone proximity letters, weather documentation, street maintenance certifications, as well as responding directly to residents complaints or inquiries. The Engineer’s Office also maintains an extensive historical informational archive of maps available for public use.

    Find the Annual Stormwater Report here:

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    Contact Information

    City Hall - City Engineering Office
    420 Broadway 
    Kingston, NY 12401 

    City Engineer
    John Schultheis
    Phone: (845) 334-3967

    Engineering Technician
    Keith Phillips
    Phone: (845) 334-3969 

    Engineering Technician
    Justin Gates
    Phone: (845) 334-3966 

    Engineering Aide
    Brad Borquist
    Phone: (845) 334-3968