Town of Stanford

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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 Town Councilman Mark D’Agostino 845-868-7769 or




Senior Guidance  is an organization dedicated to providing helpful senior living resources for the elderly. Their website provides information on New York assisted living. 



 Did you know your Stanford Fire Company is a 501 c(3) Not for Profit? The Fire Company appreciates any donations and they are tax deductible !


Willowbrook Trail Association

Join or sponsor this friendly group of equestrians who enjoy trail riding and socializing together in Clinton Corners/Stanfordville. Seeking like minded individuals and local businesses who love our rural countryside, enjoy trail riding and want to see it remain open. Support the trail association, an amenity that adds value to our community. Business sponsorships can grow brand loyalty and patronage. Whether you ride horses, enjoy parties or just want to support our efforts to keep these trails open, please contact or email or call 914-489-1162  


For those of you who can not come to Town Hall during its regular business hours of 9am-1pm weekdays only, The Town Board has elected to open the Town Hall office at additional times.

The Town Hall will be open every Saturday from 9am-1pm.

We believe this will provide our residents with the convenience and services they deserve.   All Forms can be accessed by using the forms link (Please click here.), and  you can pay by credit card (Please click here.) from your home computer. You don’t even need to come to town hall!  How’s that for service! We continue to move forward with our commitment to provide an efficient, effective, service oriented and available Town Government to YOU!! (Court fines can not be paid at this link, please call court directly for payment arrangements).

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).

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 call 518-453-8146, when prompted press #2 or contact Supervisor Joseph Norton, Councilwoman Mary Weinberger or Councilman Mark D’Agostino who worked hard on this program for you! If you haven’t received your check please call the number listed above as NYS has had delays in processing millions of homeowners checks.


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

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 Paul Coughlin

Town Clerk Ritamary Bell
Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 1 PM      845-868-1366, option #5
or 845-868-1387 (home)
914-474-3801 (cell)

Town Court: Court Clerk  ~ 845-868-2269
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
Mon – Thurs 8AM-11:30AM, Friday until 12:30 PM

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 about our website, please contact the Website Administrator Mark D’Agostino 845-868-7769 or