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

Social Services

The director is the Ulster County liaison who helps in getting services to individuals and families. List of additional area services and charitable organizations that accept donations and volunteers inspired to help others

Board of Assessment Review

Determinations on tax disputes held on Grievance Day.

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

Phoenicia Water District Rules & Regulations Phoenicia Water Commissioner- Rick Ricciardella 845-688-5172 Pine Hill Water Commissioner – Don Clark 845-254-5430 Residents who live in either water district – Phoenicia or Pine Hill can email billing inquiries to