Welcome to the Town of Claverack

Whether you are a resident, a visitor or considering becoming either, we are glad you are here. We hope that you find this website welcoming, easy to use, and that it gives you the information you are searching for.

The Town of Claverack, incorporated in 1788, sits in the middle of beautiful Columbia County, with easy access to Albany, Boston and New York City. There are just over 6000 residents spread out over almost 50 miles of the town, which makes us the second most populated township in the county. Included in the township of Claverack is the Village of Philmont, which has its own municipal structure (www.philmont.org) and was incorporated in 1892. We are proud of our rural, academic and industrial history and cherish the small town and rural atmosphere that is fundamental to our community.

Announcements and Public Notices

Town of Claverack Highway Department Job Openings

The Town of Claverack is looking to fill the following job openings. Motor Equipment Operator / Laborer The Town of Claverack Highway Department is now accepting applications for a full time position for a motor equipment operator that requires a CDL license with one year experience in the operation of some type of automotive equipment.Individuals…

Public Notice – Town of Claverack

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Town of Claverack, County of Columbia, State of New York, in accordance with the General Municipal Law, Section # 103, hereby invites the submission of sealed bids for furnishing busing for the Claverack Youth Program. Bids must be submitted by 3:00 p.m. on Monday, June 6, 2022. Pursuant to Section…

Notice of Special Meeting

Notice of Special Meeting Town of Claverack PLEASE TAKE NOTICE The Claverack Town Board is conducting a special meeting on Thursday, June 2 at 6 pm at the Claverack Library Community Room, 629 NY-23B, Claverack, NY, to review a draft large scale Solar zoning amendment that the Town is considering. The draft law is intended…

Solarize Claverack

SOLARIZE CLAVERACK  –  You can save up to 10% on your electric bill and receive a signup bonus by enrolling in Solarize Claverack, also known as Columbia County Community  Solar. The Claverack Town Board and the Claverack Climate Smart (CSC) Committee present this opportunity to residents and businesses to save money while supporting in-state solar…

Why Does Claverack Have a Historian?

In 1919 New York became the only state to legislate the position of Public Historian. On April 11, 1919, Governor Al Smith signed, ” Historian’s Law”, 57.07, mandating the position. Public, or town historians as they are most frequently referred to, are appointed by the town governments of each municipality in the state. (read more)

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