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Welcome to the Town of Stanford. Stanford is a beautiful rural town of about 3,825 residents. We have two lakes, public parks, a great recreational facility and beautiful places to walk, ride your bike or just take a car ride and visit our wonderful restaurants!

If you have any questions on our website, please contact the website administrator Mark D’Agostino 845-868-7769 or

Recreation Sign-ups for the summer program have been announced:
Wednesday, June 3rd at the Town Hall — 6 to 7:30 PM
(residents only)

Saturday, June 6th at the Town Hall — 10am to Noon
(residents and non-residents)


The Town Transfer Station will be closed on Saturday, July 4th
The Transfer Station will re-open  for their usual hours on Wednesday, July 8th


Several volunteer positions are available for the Town:
the Recreation Commission, the Conservation Advisory Commission, the Farm & Ag. Committee and the Board of Assessment Review

Contact the Town Clerk at 868-1310, option #5 – 9 AM – 1 PM Monday – Friday
or by email  or
for additional information

The Stanford Historical Society is proud to announce that the Bangall Post Office was added to the State Historical Places as of March 13th and to the National Register of Historic Places as of May 19!

As requested by Dutchess County’s Hazard Mitigation Strategy Team, Town of Stanford residents are invited to complete a survey on the County’s website to assist with identifying vulnerabilities in the Town concerning potential disasters. 

The website is located at:

 The  link can be accessed through the website under “Public” or directly at:

 Thank you for your participation in this valuable survey!



A video of each monthly Town Board meeting is available on the link “Town Board videos” on the lower right 



We have provided a link to our Town of Stanford Codes, Rules, Regulations and Town Laws. Please see the link to the right side of the home page entitled “Town Code, Rules and Regulations”. You can find all our local laws from A-Z. If you have any questions,  contact Supervisor Joseph Norton or Town Clerk Ritamary Bell



Stanford’s Business Association has their own website:


Stanford Town Hall
26 Town Hall Road, P. O. Box 436
Stanfordville, NY 12581

Supervisor-Joseph M. Norton
845-868-1310, option #2 or

Councilwoman Mary Weinberger

Councilman Mark D’Agostino, CPA

Councilman Ryan Orton

Councilwoman Johanna Shafer



Town Clerk – Ritamary Bell     Office Open Mon.-Fri.  9am-1pm

845-868-1310, option #5 or or

Town Court: Court Clerk  ~ 845-868-1310, option #3
Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 1 PM
Monday & Wednesday,  6 PM – 8 PM
Town Justice  Dennis Smith
Town Justice Frank Weber, Jr. 

Highway Superintendent – Jim Myers      845-868-7804
Highway Garage: Creamery Road, Stanfordville
open 7 AM to 3:30 PM

Town Assessor – Steve Gotovich     845-868-1310, option #7
Open Tues-Wed-Thur 9am-3pm

Building and Zoning Officer – Don Smith      845-868-1310, option #6

Dog Control Officer – Diana Mackey      845-797-8109
or Pine Plains Vets   518-398-9494

Town of Stanford Comptroller - Meghan O’Connor
845-868-1310, option #4

If you have any questions abour our website, please contact the Website Administrator Mark D’Agostino 845-868-7769 or