Highway Department
Hyde Park, New York
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Highway Department

Superintendent of Highways: Howard Fisher
Phone: 229-9416
Fax: 229-7775
Location:The white building on the right hand side of Route 9G, just North of the East Park light, (past Stewarts). Map.
Hours:7:00 am - 3:30 pm (lunch is from 12:00 - 12:30) Office hours for all permits and fee submittals are 7:00 am - 2:30 pm (closed 12:00 to 12:30)
Employment Applications: Please submit employment applications directly to the Highway Superintendent, Walter E. Doyle. Applications for the Highway Department are kept on file. CDL licenses are required for full-time employment. The employment application is available as a PDF document.
Driveway Permit Application $100.00 check payable to: Town of Hyde Park. Check must be delivered or mailed with completed application to:
Hyde Park Highway Department
1146 Route 9G
Hyde Park, NY 12538
Driveway permits (PDF) are necessary for all new constructions and resurfacing of pre-existing driveways.

New Construction Driveways: Prior to submitting a driveway permit for new construction ONLY, you must put a stake on each side of the proposed driveway entrance location, abutting the Town road. Then submit your driveway permit, along with the $100.00 application fee. The Highway Superintendent will then inspect the location for grade and site distance. (There are no Town requirements as to setbacks along property lines). Your paving requirement will be typed on the bottom of your permit. It shall say: "Driveway must be paved in its entirety" or "30' blacktopped driveway apron must be installed" and/or if any trees may need to be removed for site distance. Please see the current town code for driveway specifications .

In the event that you need your Certificate of Occupancy, prior to paving, you may post a bond as a "promise" to the Town that you will complete this requirement.
Bond for a 30' Driveway Apron: $525.00 check made payable to "Town of Hyde Park". The $500.00 is returnable after the paving is complete. The $25.00 is a non-refundable filing fee. (No interest is received on these funds).
Bond for paving entire driveway: $1,025.00 check made payable to "Town of Hyde Park". The $1,000.00 is returnable after the paving is complete. The $25.00 is a nonrefundable filing fee. (No interest is received on these funds).
Return of Bonds: When your requirement is completed, contact the Highway Department at 229-9416. The Highway Superintendent will inspect the driveway and the paperwork will be processed immediately to return your bond. However, please note that the Town Hall processes checks once a month, following the Town Board meeting which is held on the fourth Monday of the month. The deadline for the paperwork to be submitted for release of a bond is the 3rd Monday of the month. If this deadline is not met, the bond shall be returned after the next Town Board meeting. Checks are mailed to the applicant at the applicant's address listed on the original driveway permit, unless the Highway Department is notified otherwise.
Street opening permit application: $1,000.00 check payable to the "Town of Hyde Park". The $1,000.00 will be returned after the road has been repaired. This bond applies to cutting across a Town road to connect to a water line. If work entailed exceeds this, it is at the Highway Superintendents discretion as to the amount of the bond. Please see Trench Detail for requirements. The Street Opening Permit is available as a PDF file.
911 Street Addresses: Highlights of the Dutchess County 911 Address Sign Law
Forms: Highway Department Forms

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