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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



For those of you who can not come to Town Hall during its normal business hours, The Town Board, by majority vote, has elected to open the Town Clerk’s office at additional times.

Effective February 3rd,  the Clerk’s office will be open the 1st and 3rd Wednesday from 4-8 pm, and effective February 13th, the Clerk’s office will be open the 2nd and 4th Saturday from 10 am-2 pm.

We believe this will provide our residents with the convenience and services they deserve. Additionally, we will be putting all forms on this website for added convenience to our residents. For any questions, please contact Supervisor Joseph Norton, Councilwoman Mary Weinberger or Councilman Mark D’Agostino       All Forms can be accessed by using the forms link to the left of the home page, you don’t even need to come to town hall! We continue to move forward with our commitment to provide an efficient, effective, service oriented and available Town Government to YOU!!

We are no longer able to take cash payments in excess of $20. If you must make payment in excess of $20, please use a check or money order ($35.00 fee applies to bounced checks). We are also looking into taking credit cards for added convenience. This is our commitment to you to provide a more efficient, effective and service oriented town government!

DID YOU GET YOUR REBATE CHECK?? Because the Town of Stanford stayed under the tax cap (we actually decreased taxes again this year!) all residents who earn less than $500,000 per year  should have received a rebate check from NYS. Not only did we decrease your taxes, but we were able to get you a refund check from NYS as well! If you have any questions visit or contact Supervisor Joseph Norton, Councilwoman Mary Weinberger or Councilman Mark D’Agostino who worked hard on this program for you!



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 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

Councilwoman Linda Eurich

Councilman Ryan Orton

Town Clerk – Ritamary Bell     Office Open Mon.-Fri.  9am-1pm and monthly on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday 4-8pm and monthly on 2nd and 4th Saturday 10am-2pm 

845-868-1310, option #5 or or
or 868-1387

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 9 am-3 pm

Tax Collector – Charles Hanlon      845-868-1310, option #9
Monday,  Wednesday and  Friday    10 am – 2 pm
Wednesday evenings only in February & March — 5 to 8 pm

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