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

Notice From the Town of Claverack Office

Please be advised as of Friday, December 11, 2020, the Town Office will only be accessible to the public by appointment only until further notice. This includes the clerks office, assessors office and building department. To make an appointment, please call the Town Office number at 518-672-7911 and follow the directory to find the extension…

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…