Rotterdam, NY
Rotterdam, NY
  • Town of Rotterdam, NY
  • Town of Rotterdam, NY
  • Town of Rotterdam, NY

Welcome to Rotterdam, NY

Rotterdam is home to over 29,000 residents who take pride in their community and boast the success of its citizens. We are proud of our slogan, "Rotterdam is a Nice Place to Live."

Town Alert Posted May 29, 2020

ROTTERDAM TOWN ALERT
(Please note that all information contained here is subject to change anytime. Please check back regularly. Please read the alert in its entirety. Thank you.)

Effective Monday, March 16, 2020 at 12:00 p.m., the Town of Rotterdam declared a state of emergency related to the need to contain the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), which was declared a pandemic on March 11, 2020. This state of emergency was declared to preserve the public safety and hereby render all required and available assistance vital to the security, well-being, and health of the citizens of the town. This situation, combined with increased vulnerability and threat to our elderly residents and residents with an underlying health condition, continues to threaten the public safety. With increasing concerns expressed from our residents and businesses regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to provide you with some information and ensure you that the County of Schenectady and the Town of Rotterdam are closely monitoring this ongoing health crisis.

Since mid-March, town personnel have been doing everything possible to keep the Town moving forward, as all departments have continued to operate during the state of emergency. We have completed improvements, recommended by state and federal agencies, to increase the safety of all employees and the public. The town continues to rely upon federal and state guidance to maintain a healthy work environment that will allow the public to access our town buildings. These changes will help ensure the health and safety of employees and residents upon the buildings reopening.

Beginning Tuesday, May 26, 2020, the Town of Rotterdam will have limited staff available for service by APPOINTMENT ONLY at the front of Town Hall located at 1100 Sunrise Boulevard. Please call 518-355-7575 and the appropriate office listed to schedule an appointment for service:

Department Extension
Assessor 396
Comptroller 394
Public Works 395
Senior Center 395
Supervisor 393
Tax Receiver 392
Town Clerk 352

Face masks are mandatory.  Upon arrival, please use sanitizer provided and ring the outside bell located to the right of our main doors.  Thank you.

Please contact the appropriate phone number below to make an appointment at their offices:

Highway 518-355-7722
Justice Court 518-355-7911
Police Department 518-355-7331

Emergencies please call 911
Non-emergencies please call 518-630-0911

All senior activities are being suspended further notice.

Town meetings have been accessible remotely since April 7, 2020. Information on accessing the meetings is available under each calendar event and we expect to continue to hold our meetings remotely through June 12, 2020. Please check our website at www.rotterdamny.org and our town calendar for more information.

From the Office of the Receiver of Taxes
Due to circumstances beyond our control Water Rent Bills for the year 2020 will be collected in the month of July (only) for this year. Water Rent Bills unpaid by July 31, 2020 will be relevied on the January 2021 property tax collection with additional penalties.

The Town of Rotterdam thanks you for continued cooperation.

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Posted: 7/1/2020

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Water Conservation Regulations UPDATED

Posted: 6/20/2020

TOWN OF ROTTERDAM: SPRINKLING REGULATIONS  

ROTTERDAM HOMES & BUSINESSES WITHIN CONSOLIDATED WATER DISTRICT NO. 5 

IMMEDIATELY THROUGH July 31, 2020 

The following sprinkling regulations and voluntary water use guidelines which have been recommended by our Water Department due to several factors:  

  • As a result of COVID-19, we are experiencing higher than normal residential usage as people have been restricted to their homes and using water more frequently; 

  • The rapid increase in outside temperatures along with minimal rainfall; 

  • Reconditioning of our May Avenue water tank scheduled for completion in 2019 was affected by an early cold period. We expect the water tank to be back in service before July 31, 2020;   

  • We typically experience our daily peak demands in the summer beginning Memorial Day weekend. Due to COVID-19 and unseasonable warm weather the demand has been much greater than in past years.  In anticipation that business restrictions are lifted, and although many of our residents will return to their workplace soon, we will remain in a state of water conservation through July 31, 2020, and 

  • Water conservation helps us maintain required water supplies for public health and fire protection. 

The public is asked to follow the following water conservation measures: 

  • Lawn sprinkling is allowed every other day from 7am until 9am and from 7pm until 9pm, through November 30th for a maximum of 4 hours per day. Odd numbered addresses may conduct lawn sprinkling on odd calendar days and even numbered addresses may conduct lawn sprinkling on even calendar days.  

Consolidated Water District No. 5 consists of all properties within the Town of Rotterdam excluding Rotterdam Junction.  Properties within the hamlet of Rotterdam Junction and any properties using private wells are not affected by these restrictions. A private well permit can be obtained from the Water Department.  Property owners requiring a new private well permit or a renewal of an existing permit should call 518-393-1131 to schedule an inspection.  Thank you. 

Map, Plan, and Report_Extension No. 3 of Sewer District No. 7 (Curry Road East and West)

Posted: 6/11/2020

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  • Notices

    2020 Final Assessment Roll

    Posted: 7/1/2020

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    Water Conservation Regulations UPDATED

    Posted: 6/20/2020

    TOWN OF ROTTERDAM: SPRINKLING REGULATIONS  

    ROTTERDAM HOMES & BUSINESSES WITHIN CONSOLIDATED WATER DISTRICT NO. 5 

    IMMEDIATELY THROUGH July 31, 2020 

    The following sprinkling regulations and voluntary water use guidelines which have been recommended by our Water Department due to several factors:  

    • As a result of COVID-19, we are experiencing higher than normal residential usage as people have been restricted to their homes and using water more frequently; 

    • The rapid increase in outside temperatures along with minimal rainfall; 

    • Reconditioning of our May Avenue water tank scheduled for completion in 2019 was affected by an early cold period. We expect the water tank to be back in service before July 31, 2020;   

    • We typically experience our daily peak demands in the summer beginning Memorial Day weekend. Due to COVID-19 and unseasonable warm weather the demand has been much greater than in past years.  In anticipation that business restrictions are lifted, and although many of our residents will return to their workplace soon, we will remain in a state of water conservation through July 31, 2020, and 

    • Water conservation helps us maintain required water supplies for public health and fire protection. 

    The public is asked to follow the following water conservation measures: 

    • Lawn sprinkling is allowed every other day from 7am until 9am and from 7pm until 9pm, through November 30th for a maximum of 4 hours per day. Odd numbered addresses may conduct lawn sprinkling on odd calendar days and even numbered addresses may conduct lawn sprinkling on even calendar days.  

    Consolidated Water District No. 5 consists of all properties within the Town of Rotterdam excluding Rotterdam Junction.  Properties within the hamlet of Rotterdam Junction and any properties using private wells are not affected by these restrictions. A private well permit can be obtained from the Water Department.  Property owners requiring a new private well permit or a renewal of an existing permit should call 518-393-1131 to schedule an inspection.  Thank you. 

    Map, Plan, and Report_Extension No. 3 of Sewer District No. 7 (Curry Road East and West)

    Posted: 6/11/2020

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    Posted: 11/20/2019 2020 FINAL BUDGET Download
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    Posted: 11/16/2018 2019 Final Annual Town Budget Download
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    2020 Town Meeting Schedule Download
  • Pay Taxes Online

    Pay Property & School Tax, & Water Bill Online

    *When using a credit card, there is an additional 2.7% Merchant Convenience Fee.  To use e-check, the fee is $1.75

    View your tax/payment history

    Navigate Viewing your Taxes