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Hamilton County Emergency Order: 

Access to any and all public facilities and Offices owned and operated by Hamilton County shall remain restricted.  Those individuals arriving at any of the facilities and offices should consider calling ahead for an appointment.  This order is issued for the purpose of limiting exposure to COVID-19. Further, anyone entering any County facility for the purpose of essential business will be required to wear a facial covering.  For Official Order Click HERE. 



As of October 5, 2020 in person DMV transactions will be processed for Hamilton County Residents and Taxpayers Only
The DMV will also remain closed to the public on Wednesdays

Proof may be required. The record room will remain open. Mail and drop box will be open to all.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday the DMV will be open from 8:30 AM- 3:45 PM. The door will remain locked and office staff will call the next customer in line. SOCIAL DISTANCING AND MASK REQUIRED. 
Please have all forms completed prior to entry. Instructions and forms can be viewed and downloaded at
Click Here for Important DMV Forms
Due to the overwhelming number of calls, all calls will go to voicemail. (518) 548-7111 or 
Please leave a message and we will return your call. We also encourage you to mail in transactions or use the drop box. 
Please be patient.  We are doing the best we can!
Jane S. Zarecki, Hamilton County Clerk

Transfer Stations:

The Lake Pleasant and Indian Lake Transfer Stations are re-opened according to the regular summer hours.  Lake Pleasant Transfer Station:  Monday-Saturday 8-4.  Indian Lake Transfer Station:  Thursday-Monday 8-4.  Please note that only one vehicle will be allowed in the off-loading site at a time.

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Pay your delinquent Hamilton County property taxes online here:
Pay My Delinquent Property Taxes
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Important Phone Numbers:

Sheriff - (518) 548-3113
Board of Supervisors - (518) 548-6651
County Clerk - (518) 548-7111
County Treasurer - (518) 548-7911
Tourism Information - (800) 648-5239

Tourism Website:

For Sale:  
The Hamilton County Industrial Development Agency is offering 2 parcels for sale on Elm Lake Road, in the Village of Speculator, NY. Please see the IDA page on this website under Economic Development for more information.

About Hamilton County:

Hamilton County remained a wilderness long after New York State had divided into counties. It was formed from Montgomery County on April 12, 1816 as a provisional county. Around 1840 it became an independent organization with the county seat at Sageville, the present Lake Pleasant.

It is located in the north-central portion of the state and contains approximately 1,806 square miles of beautiful mountainous terrain with many lakes, rivers and streams. It is New York State's third largest county, the least populated and located entirely within the Adirondack Park.

The county has nine towns and one incorporated village. Speculator, incorporated in 1925, is situated within the Town of Lake Pleasant.

Tourism is the most important industry and the whole area is a favorite spot for vacationers and sportsmen.