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Aging

Todd N. Tancredi, Director

The Office for the Aging administers programs that serve senior citizens, individuals with disabilities, family caregivers, and residents throughout Dutchess County.


Contact Information

114 Delafield Street, Poughkeepsie, New York 12601
Toll Free: 866-486-2555
Phone: 845-486-2555
NY Connects : 845-475-3511
TTY/TDD: 486-2555
Fax: 486-2571


Airport

Robert H. Balkind, P.E., Commissioner

The Hudson Valley Regional Airport is located seven miles south of the City of Poughkeepsie, in the Town of Wappinger.


Contact Information

263 New Hackensack Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
Phone: 845-463-6000
Email:

Behavioral & Community Health

A. K. Vaidian, MD, MPH, Commissioner

The Department of Behavioral & Community Health offers a wide array of services to protect, promote, and improve the physical, mental, and social well-being of our community.


Contact Information

85 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 106, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-486-3400
TTY/TDD: 845-486-3417
After Hours Public Health Emergencies: 845-431-6465
Fax: 845-486-3447


Behavioral Health Services

A. K. Vaidian, MD, MPH, Commissioner

The HELPLINE at (845) 485-9700 is a staffed 24/7/365 service by mental health professionals that can connect you with the appropriate program as well as assists you in making appointments with mental health providers.


Contact Information

230 North Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Toll Free: 877-485-9700
Phone: 845-485-9700
24/7 HelpLine: 845-485-9700


Board of Elections

Erik J. Haight , Commissioner (R)

Elizabeth (Beth) Soto, Commissioner (D)

The Board of Elections register voters, maintain voter registration data base, conduct elections, and receives campaign finance filings.


Contact Information

47 Cannon St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-486-2473
Fax: 845-486-2483
Email:

Budget

Jessica White, Budget Director

The Dutchess County Budget Office serves the County Executive and his administration on all budgetary issues and is responsible for the preparation and oversight of the annual operating budget and capital budget.


Contact Information

22 Market St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-486-2010
Fax: 845-486-2021
Email:

Central and Information Services (OCIS)

Glenn R. Marchi, Ph.D., Commissioner

Our divisions of Information Services (OCIS) and Central Services (Purchasing) provide support to County departments and municipalities with a focus on shared services, enhanced efficiency, and new collaborations that result in long-term county cost savings.


Contact Information

503 Haight Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Phone: 845-486-2450
Fax: 845-486-2460
Email:

Central Services (Purchasing)

Glenn R. Marchi, Ph.D., Commissioner

Christopher Barclay, C. S. Director

The Division of Central Services is a compilation of different functional units with the task of serving the operational needs of all other County Departments; assisting them in providing their services to the public more efficiently and at a reduced cost.


Contact Information

27 High Street, Poughkeepsie NY 12601
Phone: 845-486-3670
Fax: 845-486-3659
Email:

Community & Family Services (DCFS)

Sabrina Jaar Marzouka, Commissioner

Provide assistance to eligible individuals and families while assisting clients to achieve their full potential.


Contact Information

60 Market St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-486-3000
Child Abuse Hotline: 800-342-3720
Fax: 845-486-3090


Comptroller

Robin Lois, Comptroller

Audits all county departments and outside agencies funded by the county. Audits and approves for payment all payments to vendors and provides for all processing and record keeping required by federal, state and local law for encumbrance, payment and reporting of financial transactions


Contact Information

22 Market St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-486-2050
Fax: 845-486-2055
Email:

County Attorney

James Fedorchak, County Attorney

The County Attorney, and his supporting staff, is the sole legal advisor for the County and all its units except the Legislature.  The County Attorney’s Office prosecutes and defends all civil actions and proceedings for or against the County.


Contact Information

22 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-486-2110
Fax: 845-486-2002
Email:

County Clerk

Bradford Kendall, County Clerk


Contact Information

22 Market St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Toll Free: 866-694-4700
Phone: 845-486-2120
Records Room: 845-486-2125
Fax: 845-486-2138
Email:

County Court

Hon. Edward McLoughlin, AJSC


Contact Information

10 Market St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-431-1758

Hon. Peter M. Forman, AJSC


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10 Market St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-431-1755


County Executive

Marcus J. Molinaro, County Executive

My administration is committed to developing policy and delivering services that best serve the people of Dutchess County.


Contact Information

22 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-486-2000
Fax: 845-486-2021
Email:

County Legislature

A. Gregg Pulver, Chairman

Carolyn Morris, Clerk

This site is designed to help you stay informed about your County Government.


Contact Information

22 Market St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Toll Free: 866-694-4800
Phone: 845-486-2100
Fax: 845-486-2113
Email:

Criminal Justice Council

Mary Ellen Still, CJC Chairwoman

The Criminal Justice Council engages in a collaborative process of information sharing to maximize resources resulting in an enhanced criminal justice process.


Contact Information

50 Market St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-486-2600
Fax: 845-486-2676


DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles)

Bradford Kendall, County Clerk

The County Clerk’s office oversees five DMV offices (Beacon, Millbrook, Pawling, Poughkeepsie, Wappingers) throughout Dutchess County.


Contact Information

22 Market St., 1st Floor, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-486-2130
Fax: N/A
Email:

District Attorney

William V. Grady, District Attorney

The District Attorney is an independently-elected public official who prosecutes or otherwise disposes of all crimes committed in the County of Dutchess, including state institutions and correctional facilities, on behalf of the People of the State of New York.


Contact Information

236 Main St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-486-2300
Fax: 845-486-2324


Dutchess Tobacco Asset Securitization Corporation (DTASC)

James Fedorchak, President

Dutchess Tobacco Asset Securitization Corporation is an independent limited development corporation and a New York State Public Authority.


Contact Information

c/o Dutchess County Attorney's Office, 22 Market St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: N/A
Fax: N/A


Economic Development - Think Dutchess Alliance for Business

Think Dutchess Alliance for Business is the premier one-stop shop for business development needs and activities in New York’s Dutchess County.


Contact Information

3 Neptune Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-463-5400
Fax: 845-463-5401
Email:

Emergency Response

Dana Smith, Commissioner

To assist the Emergency First Responders of Dutchess County and local municipalities to prepare and respond to natural and man-made emergencies in their communities.


Contact Information

392 Creek Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Toll Free: 800-211-3536
Phone: 845-486-2080
Fax: 845-486-3998
Email:

Family Court

Hon. Joseph Egitto, AJSC


Contact Information

50 Market St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-431-1850

Hon. Tracy C. MacKenzie, AJSC


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50 Market St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-431-1850

Hon. Jeffrey C. Martin


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50 Market St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-431-1850

Hon. Denise M. Watson, AJSC


Contact Information

50 Market St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-431-1850


Finance

Heidi Seelbach, Commissioner

The Commissioner of Finance serves as the chief fiscal officer for the County and provides all the treasury functions for the County.


Contact Information

22 Market St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-486-2025
Fax: 845-486-2198
Accounting:
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History

William P. Tatum III, Ph.D., Dutchess County Historian

Preserve and promote our understanding of the county’s past and how it impacts us today.


Contact Information

22 Market St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-486-2381
Fax: N/A


Human Resources

Steven J. Rector, Commissioner

The department is involved in employee recruitment, salary plan administration, contract negotiation and administration, labor and employee relations, the maintenance of personnel records, and advisement on federal and state laws relating to employment, including Civil Service Law.


Contact Information

22 Market St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-486-2169
Exam Info.: 845-486-2167
Fax: 845-486-2186


Human Rights

Jody B. Miller, Human Rights/EEO Officer

Foster mutual respect and understanding among all groups, including but not limited to, racial, religious, national, disability, and LGBT groups in the county.


Contact Information

22 Market St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-486-2169
Fax: 845-486-2186
Email:

Jail

Adrian Anderson, Sheriff

Maintain the safety and good order of the facility through the practice of a humane treatment philosophy that ensures that inmates are not subject to unlawful discriminatory treatment based upon race, religion, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, age, or political beliefs.


Contact Information

150 North Hamilton St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-486-3900
Fax: N/A
Email:

Jurors, Commissioner of

Susan Scivolette-McCormack, Commissioner


Contact Information

228 Main St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-431-1780
Juror Information / Jury Instructions: 845-431-1790
Fax: 212-401-9128
Email:

Medical Examiner

Dennis J. Chute, MD, Chief Medical Examiner

The Office is open to the public during regular business hours only. Families are welcome to come to DCME to identify the deceased, obtain autopsy reports, or speak to an investigator or medical examiner.


Contact Information

168 Washington St. Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-486-3414
24/7 Hotline: 845-431-9177
Fax: 845-486-3759


Parks

Robert H. Balkind, P.E., Commissioner

Steve Olsen, Director

A primary goal of all county services is the enhancement of the quality of life for all county residents, and the Parks Division accomplishes this by operating six active facilities.


Contact Information

85 Sheafe Rd., Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
Phone: 845-298-4600
Bowdoin Park: 845-298-4601
Wilcox Park: 845-758-4173
Fax: 845-298-4609


Planning and Development

Eoin Wrafter, Commissioner

The Department of Planning and Development helps to maintain and enhance the County's quality of life. The Department is responsible for countywide planning, coordination of economic development activities, planning assistance to local governments, and comprehensive mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) data.


Contact Information

85 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 107, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-486-3600
Fax: 845-486-3610


Probation and Community Corrections

Mary Ellen Still, Director

The mission of the Office of Probation and Community Corrections is to protect the community through intervention in the lives of those under supervision by facilitating compliance with court orders and serving as a catalyst for positive change.


Contact Information

50 Market St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-486-2600
Fax: 845-486-2676
Email:

Public Defender

Thomas Angell, Public Defender

We provide quality legal representation to our clients who have criminal charges filed against them and who have been determined to be indigent.


Contact Information

45 Market St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Toll Free: 800-660-8818 (For use outside 845 area code only)
Phone: 845-486-2280
Fax: 845-486-2266
Email:

Public Transit

Robert H. Balkind, P.E., Commissioner

Public Transit provides transit service to Dutchess County through two modes of service: fixed route service and demand response services like Dial-A-Ride and Paratransit.  Public Transit runs a RailLink bus service in cooperation with the Metro-North Railroad.


Contact Information

14 Commerce St., Poughkeespie, NY 12603
Phone: 845-473-8424
Fax: 845-473-8643
Email:

Public Works

Robert H. Balkind, P.E., Commissioner

Public Works has the responsibility for the administration, construction, maintenance, supervision, repair, alteration, and care of the airport, and all buildings, highways, bridges, parking lots, county parks, as well as the Division of Public Transit, and all other Public Works’ facilities considered within the county jurisdiction.


Contact Information

626 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Phone: 845-486-2085
Fax: 845-486-2940
Email:

Real Property Tax Service Agency

Eric Axelsen, Director

The Agency’s primary function is the production and maintenance of tax maps.  These maps were originally designed for local assessors to assist them in fulfilling their legal obligations by displaying the size and location of parcels within the towns, cities, villages, schools and special districts.


Contact Information

22 Market St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-486-2140
Fax: 845-486-2093


Resource Recovery Agency

Lindsay Carille, Executive Director

Good management of our solid waste (garbage & recyclables) affects every person in our County. DCRRA oversees a Waste-to-Energy Power Plant for our garbage. The Agency sponsors annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days for toxic and electronic waste.


Contact Information

96 Sand Dock Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-463-6020
Fax: 845-462-6090
Email:

Sheriff's Office

Adrian Anderson, Sheriff

The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office mission is to keep our county free of crime.  Although this remains an ideal, it is our office's mission to ensure every resident of Dutchess County is well protected from any and all crimes


Contact Information

108 Parker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-486-3800
Sheriff’s Tip Line: 845-605-2583
NYS Sheriffs' Victim Hotline: 888-846-3469
Fax: N/A
Email:

Soil and Water Conservation

Authorized by State Statute, the District is an organization set up to coordinate State and Federal conservation programs at the local level.


Contact Information

Farm and Home Center, 2715 Route 44, Suite 3, Millbrook, NY 12545
Phone: 845-677-8011
Fax: 845-677-8354
Email:

Solid Waste Management

Lindsay Carille, Deputy Commissioner

Responsible for the formulation and implementation of programs for the collection and disposal of solid waste generated within the County.


Contact Information

96 Sand Dock Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-463-6020
Fax: 845-462-6090
Email:

STOP-DWI

Eoin Wrafter, Commissioner

William Johnson, Administrator

The STOP-DWI Program was enacted by the State Legislature in 1981 for the purposes of empowering county governments to coordinate local efforts to reduce alcohol and other drug-related traffic crashes within the context of a comprehensive and financially self-sustaining alcohol and highway safety program.


Contact Information

626 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Phone: 845-486-3603
Fax: 845-486-3612
Email:

Supreme Court

Hon. Christi J. Acker


Contact Information

10 Market St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-431-1749

Hon. Hal Greenwald


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10 Market St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-431-1814

Hon. Maria G. Rosa


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10 Market St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-431-1752


Surrogate Court

Hon. Michael G. Hayes


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Phone: 845-431-1770
Fax: N/A


ThinkDIFFERENTLY

Toni-Marie Ciarfella, Deputy Commissioner for Special Needs

The “ThinkDIFFERENTLY” initiative seeks to change the way individuals, businesses, organizations and communities relate to our neighbors with special needs.


Contact Information

85 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-486-3434
Fax: N/A
Email:

Traffic Safety Board

Eoin Wrafter, Commissioner

William Johnson, Administrator

A coalition of law enforcement, education, health and service agencies and individuals committed to ensuring that our streets, sidewalks, and residents remain safe and secure.


Contact Information

626 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Phone: 845-486-3603
Fax: 845-486-3612
Email:

Transportation Council (DCTC)

Eoin Wrafter, Commissioner

Mark Debald, Transportation Program Administrator

The Dutchess County Transportation Council (DCTC) Serves as the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Dutchess County, responsible for ensuring that federal transportation funds are committed through a locally driven, comprehensive planning process


Contact Information

85 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 107, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-486-3600
Fax: 845-486-3610


Veterans Services

Marc Coviello, Director

Helping our county veterans and their families receive their maximum benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs and other agencies.


Contact Information

85 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 105, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-486-2060
Fax: 845-486-6452


Water and Wastewater Authority

Bridget Barclay, Executive Director

To protect and enhance the health, environmental sustainability and economic stability of Dutchess County and its residents through the provision of clean drinking water and proper treatment of wastewater, acting at all times with a commitment to accountability and transparency.


Contact Information

1 LaGrange Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Phone: 845-486-3601
Fax: 845-486-3656
Email:

Weights and Measures

A. K. Vaidian, MD, MPH, Commissioner of Behavioral & Community Health

Enforces Article 16 of the NYS Agriculture and Markets Law.  Inspections are performed annually at every Dutchess County establishment that uses a weighing or measuring device when selling a product.


Contact Information

98 Peach Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-486-2949
Fax: 845-486-2947


Youth Services

Sabrina Jaar Marzouka, Commissioner

June Ellen Notaro, Director

Encourage and assist communities to carry out their responsibilities to provide the important physical and social conditions necessary for the well-being and development of our youth in a fiscally responsible manner.


Contact Information

60 Market St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-486-3000
Fax: 845-486-3090
Email: