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Pine Plains is a walkable, Clean Energy Community situated in the northeast quadrant of Dutchess County, 94 miles north of New York City.

Town Hall is located at 3284 Route 199 and is open 5 days a week, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Town Clerk’s office is open Monday -Friday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Mailing address: P O Box 955 Pine Plains NY 12567

You can reach all offices at 518-398-8600:

  • Town Supervisor: Brian Walsh Ext-1
  • Deputy Supervisor: Jim Smith
  • Secretary to the Supervisor: Amanda Wyant Ext-1
  • Town Clerk: Madelin Chase-Dafoe Ext-0
  • Planning Board: Ext-3
  • Building Inspector: Eddie Casazza Ext-4
  • Pine Plains Police Department: Ext-5
  • Justice Court: Ext-6
  • Assessors: Ext-7
  • Tax Collector: Eileen Ciaburri Ext-9
  • Highway Department (518) 398-6662

For all other departments and details, please see the menu above.

Woodward Hill will be CLOSED for the month of May as a culvert is being replaced.

Due to a scheduling conflict the May meeting of the Planning Board will be the third Wednesday of the month, May 15th at 7:30PM.

The Town of Pine Plains is hiring an individual to water flowers that are planted in 17 or 20 barrels throughout center of town. There may be other responsibilities in assisting building and grounds with mowing and trimming. Responsibilities will begin May 23rd and continue through September 2nd. The frequency of watering is dependent on the weather conditions, so it is necessary for the individual to be a resident of Pine Plains. The average time spent watering is 2 hours and the frequency may be approximately every other day. Watering times should be either early in the morning or in the evening. All necessary supplies will be provided by the Town and an orientation to the job will be provided by the Pine Plains Garden Club and the Pine Plains Beautification Committee. Pay will start at 16/hr. Interested individuals are invited to send an email by May 12th to brianwalsh@pineplains-ny.gov, supervisor.secretary@pineplains-ny.gov, jsisco@pineplains-ny.gov

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At first glance, Pine Plains looks like an ordinary, small country town. Like the other towns in Dutchess County, it was created from a larger tract, called a patent, granted by the English Crown to groups of men or companies for speculation. Pine Plains, along with the town of Milan and part of the town of North East, was carved out of the 1706 Little Nine Partners Patent, one of the last in Dutchess County to be granted. But here the similarity ends. Geography would play a significant role in shaping Pine Plains’ development, making it quite different from other towns in the region. Called “the pine plains” for the abundance of pine trees covering its valley floor, the area, bounded on the east and west by mountains, was something of a backwater.

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