Facilities & Services
Hyde Park, New York
Application forms for Absentee Ballots (PDF) may be downloaded as PDF files or are available from the Town Clerk's Office and the Dutchess County Board of Elections Office. They must be completed and returned to the Dutchess County Board of Elections.
Dutchess County Board of Elections 47 Cannon St. Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Phone: 845-486-2473 Fax: 845-486-2483The Board of Elections will then send the ballot to the applicant.
The Town of Hyde Park contracts with the Dutchess County SPCA for animal control services. They can be reached at (845) 452-7722.
Citizens must arrange for large appliance disposal themselves.
Birth records can be issued to the following persons: The person named if 18 or older. Parents of person
named, lawful representative of person or parents, Government agencies for official purposes or others required
to have a NYS Court Order.
Death records can be issued to a spouse (at the time of the person's death), parent, sibling, or child of deceased, persons with a documented lawful right or claim, persons with a documented medical need, Government agencies for official purposes, others require a New York State Court Order.
Marriage Records can be issued to either spouse, lawful representative of either spouse, government agencies for official purposes, others with a documented judicial or other proper purpose.
Certified copies of vital records may be applied for in person or through the mail with appropriate proof of eligibility. Certified copies cost $10.00. Uncertified copies are $.25 per sheet. Payment must be made with checks drawn on a local bank or a certified check, money order or bank check.
Building Permits are obtained from the Building Department which can be contacted at (845) 229-5111 Option 3. The building department is located in town hall at
4383 Albany Post Road Hyde Park Town Hall Hyde Park NY 12538
Twice a year, in the Spring and Fall, the Hyde Park Recreation Department sponsors bus trips to areas of interest. Past trips have been to a New York City Broadway show, a Radio City Music Hall show featuring the Rockettes and Foxwood Casino. These trips are posted on TV on Channel 22 (for Cablevision subscribers in the Town of Hyde Park), on the town home page and on the Recreation web page.
Hyde Park is an E-911 community. For any emergency, please dial 911.
There are three fire districts in the Town of Hyde Park: the Hyde Park Fire District. the Staatsburg Fire District and the Roosevelt Fire District. Contact information can be found on the Fire Districts web page.
There are three hospitals and an urgent care center within a 15 mile radius of Hyde Park. Contact information for these can be found on the Local Hospitals and Urgent Care web page.
Genealogy research is offered by the Town Clerk.
For those who wish a genealogical research, an application for genealogical services (PDF) can be downloaded as a PDF file or is available at the Town Clerk's office. The fee for genealogical research is $22. Original records of births and marriages for the Town of Hyde Park begin with 1882. Deaths begin with 1882. Certified copies cost $10.00. Uncertified copies are $.25 per sheet. Payment must be made with checks drawn on a local bank or a certified check, money order or bank check.
The Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency (Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency) conducts a hazard waste disposal day, generally on the first Saturday of each month. Hazardous waste is defined on the form for registration that is required in order to dispose of hazardous waste.
Channel 22 is an Education and Government cable channel for use by the Town of Hyde Park and schools within the coverage area. Channel 22 is only offered on the Cablevision cable service and is not available outside of the Hyde Park community, on satellite systems or on other cable providers. The broadcast equipment is located in the basement of Town Hall and provides the ability to broadcast meetings in Town Hall live and to rebroadcast tapes made in Town Hall and elsewhere. Several programs are broadcast during the course of the week. When no program is being broadcast, the channel displays a community bulletin board. Notices of events of interest to the residents of Hyde Park may be posted on the bulletin board as described below.
More information, including the program schedule and information about submitting items for broadcast on Channel 22 is available on the Channel 22 web page.
The license required for marriage in New York State must be obtained at least 24 hours in advance of the wedding and is only valid for 60 days. The applicants must both apply in person. All applicants must have either an original birth certificate or a certified copy of a birth certificate AND either a driver's license which shows the date of birth or a passport. If the person or persons applying for a marriage license have been previously married, original divorce papers ending any and all previous marriages must be presented. If any previous marriage was terminated due to the death of a spouse, an original death certificate for that deceased spouse must be presented. The fee for a marriage license is $40.00, payable in cash or by local check. Marriage licenses are issued between 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday when town hall is open.
All dogs over the age of 90 days must be vaccinated for rabies. All dogs must be licensed by 4 months of age. The fee is $15.00 for a dog that has been spayed or neutered and $23.00 for unaltered dogs. For owners who are at least 65 years old, the fee is $7.00 for a dog that has been spayed or neutered and $13.0 for unaltered dogs. Applicants must submit a rabies vaccination certificate and neutering/spaying certificate along with the appropriate fee.
Licenses are issued between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Sportsmen should bring their driver's license and either a previous hunting license or a hunter education certificate when applying. The fee varies depending upon the type of license issued. Additional information is available at www.dec.ny.gov.
There are several youth sports organizations in the Hyde Park area that offer opportunities for children from Pre-K through high school. Contact information can be found on the Hyde Park Sports web page.
The Town of Hyde Park is under EPA/DEC regulations known as the Stormwater Phase II requirements. These regulations require applicants to address minimizing impacts to water quality and quantity as a result of construction activities. The regulations apply to disturbances of one acre or more on a single lot or in combination with other construction in a development. In other words the regulations apply to almost all construction projects.
Site operators must develop an erosion and sediment control plan in accordance with the New York Guidelines for Urban Erosion and Sediment Control, notify the DEC, wait 5 days for a review period, implement the plan, and maintain all protective measures throughout construction. If you are disturbing more than five acres, OR constructing something other than a single family residence, a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan must be developed in accordance with the NYS Stormwater Design Manuel and be submitted to the Town Engineer for review. It must also be submitted to the DEC when permits other than the Stormwater SDPES Permit are required.
All projects in a watershed having a TMDL or 303d listing with DEC must also develop a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan, have it certified by a licensed professional, submit a notice to DEC and begin construction after the 60 business day DEC review period.
Subdivision and Site Plan development projects that are reviewed by the Planning Board will incorporate stormwater and erosion control measures as part of the approved plan.
More information can be found on the Zoning Administrator web page.
Every Wednesday in the summer from June through August, the Hyde Park Recreation department, with support from local sponsors, offers free outdoor concerts at either Vanderbilt Mansion or Mills Mansion in Staatsburg. These concerts showcase local bands as well as Hyde Park Schools student bands and the U.S. Military Academy Band. The concert schedule is available on the Music in the Parks web page.
Site plans for new construction and subdivisions are reviewed by the Planning Board. More information as well as links to the forms involved is available on the Planning Board web page.
The Town of Hyde Park Recreation Department organizes two parades each year - a Memorial Day parade and an Independence Day parade. Information regarding participating in the parade and the participants is available everal months before the parades each year on the parades web page. Note that before the information is posted each year and after the parades each year and are over, this page contains no information.
Building permits can be obtained from the Building Department. All other permits can be obtained from the Town Clerk.
An application for an Accessible Parking Permit for Those with Severe Disabilities [ PDF file ] may be downloaded as a PDF file or is available from the Town Clerk. Applications must be completed by the applicant and his or her physician and returned to the Town Clerk's Office. You must be a resident of the Town of Hyde Park to obtain an Accessible Parking Permit for Those with Severe Disabilities at the Hyde Park Town Clerk's Office. Temporary and permanent permits are issued according to the specifications of attending physician. Applicant must present a NYS Drivers License or NYS Department of Motor Vehicle non-driver ID.
The historic Poughkeepsie Train Station, just a few miles south of Hyde Park, is served by both Amtrak and the Metro-North commuter line to New York City. The Dutchess County LOOP Bus Line serves Hyde Park as well as Dutchess County. Contact information for these can be found on the Public Transportation web page.
Royal Carting (896-6000) is at the Town Highway Garage (on the east side of Rt. 9G, just north of the CR41 intersection) on Saturday mornings between 7:30AM and 12:00PM.
Residents of the Town of Hyde Park pay their Hyde Park Central School District taxes to the Town of Hyde Park Receiver of Taxes. More information is available on the Hyde Park Central School District Tax Information web page.
The Hyde Park Recreation Department offers Seniors Activities and a Senior Exercise class. More information is available on the senior activities web page.
In addition, other exercise classes and bus trips are offered throughout the year. The classes and events are posted on TV on Channel 22 (for Cablevision subscribers in the Town of Hyde Park), on the town home page and on the Recreation web page.
The roads in the town of Hyde Park are a mix of local, county and state and snow removal is the responsibility of the associated governmental authority. Local Hyde Park roads are cleared by the town Highway Department which makes every effort to clear the roads as quickly as possible. The order in which roads are cleared depends on several factors including priority, location, manpower and severity of the storm.
It is the responsibility of the property owner or occupant to clear snow from the sidewalk in front of or adjacent to the property as well as a ten foot area all around each fire hydrant adjacent to the property.
The Hyde Park Recreation Department runs summer day camps at the Hackett Hill Park and other sites in the area throughout the summer months. More information is available on the summer camp web page.
The Hyde Park Recreation Department hires camp counselors, lifeguards and WSI (swim instructors) during the summer months. There are also volunteer opportunities as "Counselots-in-Training" for 14 and 15 year olds. More information is available on the summer camp web page.
The Hyde Park Recreation department, with help from D.A.R.E. and the Haviland Middle School PTA, sponsors Teen Center on (usually) the first Friday night of each month from October through March. Teen Center provides an opportunity for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students to participate in recreational activities with their friends in a safe environment. The activities may include basketball, volleyball, soccer, a DJ, board games and refreshments. More information is available on the Teen Center web page.
The procedure for handling traffic tickets can be found on the back of the ticket. More information, including how to contact the court, can be found on the court web page.
Citizens must arrange their own trash disposal with private haulers.
Residents of the Town of Hyde Park either have private wells for water or are in one of several water districts. With the exception of several that are owned and operated by the Dutchess County Water and Waste Water Authority (DCWWA), each district is owned and maintained separately. More information is available on the Water Districts web page.
The Zoning Board of Appeals can grant the ability for land use and construction that varies from the town's zoning code. Also, if a person believes the Zoning Enforcment Officer's interpretation of the zoning code is incorrect, the Zoning Board of Appeals determines the correct interpretation. More information is available on the Zoning Board of Appeals web page.
The Highway Department building is located at 1146 Route 9G and can be reached at (845) 229-9416. More information is available on the Highway Department web page.
The Town of Hyde Park has a rich and diverse history, including being the home of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and adopted home of Eleanor Roosevelt. Two mansions (Vanderbilt and Mills) built during the American Renaissance are also located in Hyde Park.
This walking tour focuses on the historic Hyde Park hamlet centered at the crossroads of Market Street and Albany Post Road, from the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site south to Albertson Street. This area formed the municipal, commercial, social and residential core of the community.
The current Hyde Park Station building was built in 1914 to replace the station built in 1851 because the New York Central Railroad was adding to additional tracks to the existing two and there wasn't enough room for the old station'
The architects of the Hyde Park Station, Reed and Stern and Warren and Wetmore, were the same who had designed Grand Central Terminal in New York City and the Hyde Park station has the same lofty use of vertical space as in Grand Central Terminal, but in miniature.
Regularly scheduled passenger service to the Hyde Park Station began in 1851. In 1953, after over a century, regular passenger service was suspended. The last year that the New York Central listed the Hyde Park Station on its list of stations was 1958. It was probably used as a whistle stop until then. After that, the New York Central sold the abandoned station on the town of Hyde Park.
The station was used by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt when the King and Queen of England visited Hyde Park in 1939 and was the final stop when his body was returned to Hyde Park after his death.
In 1975, the Hudson Valley Railroad Society assumed responsibility for the station and rents it for one dollar per year.
Hyde Park is situated on the Hudson River and there are opportunities for boating, canoing, kyaking and many other water activities.
The Hyde Park Marina is a privately owned marina that welcomes transient docking. It is located just off Route 9, on the border of the Town of Poughkeepsie and the Town of Hyde Park and is situated between Marist College to the south and the Culinary Institute of America to the north. The marina is only minutes from the Poughkeepsie Train Station.
The marina is located on the East bank of the Hudson River, approximately 60 NM from both New York City and Albany, NY Heading north, it can be plotted from Red Marker "60" north of the Mid-Hudson Bridge, set a course of "030 t" for 1.5 NM. Heading south, the marina is located 2 miles south of Red Marker "62A", around the bend at Crum Elbow on NOAA Chart #12347.
The Culinary Institute of America has a beautiful campus overlooking the Hudson River in the Town of Hyde Park. Tours of this premiere cullinary college as well as fine dining in one of its many restaurants run by students are available.
The Hyde Park has many parks located throughout the town including, among other things, a swimming pool, a skate park and a disk course. For more information, please visit the Recreation Parks web page.
The Town of Hyde Park Recreation Department is located at Hackett Hill Park on East Market Street between Routes 9 and 9G. For more information, please visit the Recreation web page.
Hyde Park's Town Hall is located at 4383 Albany Post Road (US Route 9). Town hall houses the town clerk, town supervisor's office, comptroller's office, zoning administrator's office, secretaries for the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals, assessor's office, building department and Channel 22 broadcast room.
The Town of Hyde Park Courthouse is located at 1 Cardinal Road and houses the two town justices and their staff. It can be reached at (845) 229-1620. More information is available on the Justice Court web page
The Town of Hyde Park Police Station is located at 3 Cardinal Road and can be reached at (845) 229-9340. For emergencies, please dial 911. More information is available on the Police web page
The Hyde Park Trail is a growing, 10-mile system of trails and walkways linking Town parks, nature preserves and National Park sites with local neighborhoods and the Town's central business corridor. It is also designated part of the Hudson Valley Greenway Trail.
There is loose stone on all trails, wear appropriate footwear. On all trails follow tulip tree leaf markers or trail blazes painted on the trees. There are no vehicles allowed on these trails. View the new kiosks at many of the trailheads. For more information, please visit the Trails web page.