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 Mar 22, 2020
Town Alert UPDATED March 22, 2020
Effective Monday, March 16, 2020 at 12:00 p.m., the Town of Rotterdam has 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 is 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.
The Town of Rotterdam has closed all buildings to residents and all non-essential personnel through Tuesday, March 31, 2020. This includes the Town of Rotterdam Police Department and Justice Court. All Senior Activities are being suspended until April 13, 2020. All Town meetings are also cancelled through Tuesday, March 31, 2020.
Our primary concern is the health and safety of our residents. We want to take necessary steps now to mitigate social interactions that increase unnecessary risks of residents, visitors, and employees and to minimize the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please check our website (www.rotterdamny.org) for updates.
For any residents still needing to pay 2020 Town/County Tax Bills, the late payment fee will remain at 2.5% plus an additional $2.00 from March 16, 2020 through March 31, 2020. There is a drop box located outside of Town Hall, at the 1100 Sunrise Boulevard entrance. Residents may continue to submit payments to the drop box during the closure and additionally payments may be made online at
For any town related business please use the following link, as these inquiries will be monitored and responded to regularly: https://rotterdamny.org/contact.aspx
In case of emergency, please dial 911. For non-emergency calls, please contact the Schenectady County Unified Communication Center at 518-630-0911.
For information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), please call the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) dedicated hotline at 1-888-364-3065 or visit www.ny.gov/coronavirus/ and https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Thank you in advance for your preventative measures to keep your family, friends and fellow residents safe, and for your patience and cooperation during this state of emergency.