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Public Works Forms

You can download a form and fill it out when it's convenient for you rather than having to take time out during your busy day to stop by our offices. Many of the forms still require your signature; please either mail or deliver these to our offices.

Please note, most Dutchess County forms are available as PDF documents. This format requires that you have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your PC. Click on the Adobe Acrobat Reader icon Adobe Acrobat Reader Download icon to download a free copy of this software.

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Application for Public Access to Records

Use the Application for Public Access to Records (.pdf) to gain access to information using the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL). Include a description of the records you are looking for that the Department of Public Works keeps or maintains as well as the time-period being requested.

Records can be accessed on topics such as:

  • Auto accidents
  • Bridge maintenance
  • Personnel
  • Road conditions on a specific day
  • and various others

All requests must be approved by the County Attorney's office. The applicant will be notified within five (5) days of the receipt of his/her request and an estimate of how long it will take to obtain the information and any costs associated with the request.

Full text of the FOIL can be found on the Department of State, Committee on Open Government page. Record Access and Appeals Officers read and review the Freedom of Information Law annually

Submit completed, signed and dated request forms to:

Dutchess County Department of Public Works Administration
Attn: Laurie Hanlon, Records Access Officer
626 Dutchess Turnpike
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

To expedite the process, applications can be faxed to Attn: Laurie Hanlon at 845-486-2940. The original must also be mailed.

For questions, email Laurie Hanlon at lhanlon@dutchessny.gov or call 845-486-2085.



Facilities Request Form

Complete the Facilities Request Form (.pdf) to request use of a County facility.  Return the completed form to:

Dutchess County Department of Public Works
626 Dutchess Turnpike
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603



Highway Work Permit Application

Complete and submit the Highway Work Permit Application (.pdf) to work on County highways specifically whenever work is being performed within the County right-of-way (i.e. driveway paving, installing a fence, etc.).

Once the application is completed and returned, with required fees, an inspector will evaluate the jobsite and determine the amount of security deposit required. For technical and procedural requirements for access to and performing work along Dutchess County highways, visit our Highway Work Permits page.

View the Highway Work Permit Fees and Securities Schedule. Make checks payable to the Dutchess County Commissioner of Finance.

Return completed and signed forms to:

Dutchess County Department of Public Works Engineering Division
626 Dutchess Turnpike
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

For questions, email dpwengineering@dutchessny.gov or call 845-486-2925.



Permit for Commercial Photography, Film and other Electronic imaging

Use the Permit for Commercial Photography, Film and other Electronic imaging (.pdf) form to obtain permission from Dutchess County to enter upon and use County property for the limited purpose of commercial photography, film and other electronic imaging. Return completed forms to:

Dutchess County Department of Public Works
Att: Robert H. Balkind, P.E., Commissioner
626 Dutchess Turnpike
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603



Register for a Parks Program

Dutchess County Parks offers a variety of educational programs throughout the year. Our programs provide children and adults an opportunity to experience, share and have hands on learning time within our parks. Our programs focus on various aspects of environmental awareness, prehistoric Native American culture, and survival skills. Our goal is to give youth and adults a deeper understanding and appreciation of nature within a fun and entertaining park atmosphere. We also try to instill a sense of personal responsibility and teamwork during each program offered. We hope you join us for some of our programs throughout the year.

If you have any questions regarding Dutchess County Parks Community Programs, please contact Assistant Park Director at 845-298-4603 or by email at soneil@dutchessny.gov.

Dutchess County Parks Programs are on a first come, first serve basis. Be sure to check back often for new opportunities and register early.



Report of Complaint or Inquiry

If you have a concern, inquiry, or complaint regarding a situation on or along a County road or bridge, please complete and submit the Report of Complaint or Inquiry Form (.pdf). The original form must also be mailed to the Dutchess County Department of Public Works. You can send completed forms by:

Fax: 845-486-6554
Email: dpwadmin@dutchessny.gov
Mail:
Dutchess County Department of Public Works
Att: Robert H. Balkind, P.E., Commissioner
626 Dutchess Turnpike
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

For questions, call 845-486-2900 or email dpwadmin@dutchessny.gov.



Reserve a Park Site

The Dutchess County Park Reservations System allows you to reserve certain sites at county parks in Dutchess County, and register for programs offered at our Parks.

You may also view current or past reservations, pay for a reservation, or print documents related to your reservation.