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Status of County Departments

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dutchess County has significantly reduced its in-person government operations, but still maintains services via phone and email. See below for more information about how you can get in contact with various departments.



Dutchess County Services by Phone and Email

Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

New York State DMV offices are to remain closed under Executive Order at least through June 6th.  No reopening date has yet been established.
 
Call or email for assistance.
Phone: 845-486-2384
Email: bkendall@dutchessy.gov

 

County Clerk's Office

Office closed to public.* Call or email for assistance.
Phone: 845-486-2131
Email: bkendall@dutchessy.gov
*The Record Room is open Monday through Friday from 1-4 PM for title searching only.

 

Planning

Dropbox is available - call prior to use.
Phone: 845-486-3600
Email: plandev@dutchessny.gov

Finance

Office open - Visitors by appointment only. Call or email for assistance or before visiting.
Phone: 845-486-2025
Email: accountingfinance@dutchessny.gov

 

Real Property Tax (RPT)

Office closed to public. Call or email for assistance.
Phone: 845-486-2025
Email: accountingfinance@dutchessny.gov

 

Dutchess County Comptroller

Office closed to public. Call or email for assistance.
Phone: 845-486-2050
Email: comptroller@dutchessny.gov

District Attorney 

Office open for limited purposes. Call or email for assistance or before visiting.
Phone: 845-486-2300
 

Public Defender

Office open. Call or email for assistance.
Phone: 845-486-2280
 

Probation

Probationers should not report to probation without first speaking to your Probation Officer.
 
Poughkeepsie Office
Office open - Visitors by appointment only. Call or email for assistance or before visiting.
Phone: 845-486-2600
 
Beacon Office and Eastern Dutchess Government Office, Millbrook
Office closed. Call or email for assistance.
Phone: 845-486-2600
Email: probation@dutchessny.gov
For information on all courts in Dutchess County visit www.NYcourts.gov
 

Department of Community and Family Services (DCFS)

Temporary Assistance (TA) including emergency aid and Day Care call 845-486-3190
SNAP and HEAP call 845- 486-3250 or visit mybenefits.ny.gov
Child Support call 1-888-208-4485 or visit childsupport.ny.gov

 

Poughkeepsie Office

Office open for limited purposes and access to Kiosks for document submission.
Call or email for assistance or before visiting.
Phone: 845- 486-3000
Email: dcfsinfo@dutchessny.gov

 

Beacon Office

Office closed to public. Call or email for assistance.
Phone: 845-838-4800
Email: dcfsinfo@dutchessny.gov
Dropbox is available - call prior to use.

 

Eastern Government Center, Millbrook

Office open for limited purposes. Call or email for assistance or before visiting.
Phone: 845-677-5532
Email: dcfsinfo@dutchessny.gov
 

Department of Behavioral and Community Health

Office open for limited purposes. Call or email for assistance or before visiting.
Phone: 845-486-3400
 

Veterans Services

Office open for emergency assistance. Call or email for assistance or before visiting.
Phone: 845-486-2060
 

North Road Campus Behavioral/Mental Health Services

Office open for limited purposes. Call or email for assistance or before visiting.
HELPLINE: 845-485-9700
 

Stabilization Center

Office closed to public. Telepractice only.
HELPLINE: 845-485-9700
 

Office for the Aging

Office open for limited purposes. Call or email for assistance or before visiting.
Phone: 845-486-2555
 

Dutchess County Legislature

Office open. Call or email for assistance.
Phone: 845-486-2100
Email: countylegislature@dutchessny.gov

 

Board of Elections

Office closed to public. Call or email for assistance.
Phone: 845-486-2473
Email: dutchesselections@dutchessny.gov

Commissioner Erik Haight (R) 845-392-2881
Email: ehaight@dutchessny.gov
Commissioner Beth Soto (D) 845-372-3814
Email:bsoto@dutchessny.gov

 

Human Resources

Office open - Visitors by appointment only. Call or email for assistance or before visiting.
Phone: 845-486-2169
Email: dcpersonnel@dutchessny.gov