Welcome to the Town of Claverack

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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 Park Rentals Cancelled for Summer 2020

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Town of Claverack will not be renting its facilities in the Town Park for the Summer of 2020. This includes any private parties, gatherings, concerts, etc. The park will remain open for walking and playing, but residents are asked to refrain from playing any contact sports. Thank you…

Masks Available

The Town of Claverack has received a limited amount of face masks (not medical grade) from the County to distribute for free to Claverack residents who have been unable to obtain them elsewhere. Each individual resident can receive 2 masks. They are made of soft cloth and can be washed and re-used.  There is a supply…

Food Pantry Updates

As of this week the pantry will be open on Tuesday, However, food will be brought outside for you.  There will be a table outside with extra items for those in need.  At this time, we will be using paper bags.  Please keep your reusable bags to be returned at a later date.  Updates will…

Attention Property Owners

There will be a reassessment of all real property as a result of a decision by the Town of Claverack to create fair and equitable assessments at 100% of Market Value.  It is done pursuant to Sections 301 & 305 of the NYS Real Property Tax Law.  It is the intent of the Town to…