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Public Notice:


Hamilton County Police Reform and Reinvention

Per Executive Order No. 203 Hamilton County is conducting a comprehensive review of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office. As part of this review, Hamilton County is seeking Community feedback.

Community Feedback Survey:

Comments can be emailed to:

Draft Police Reform Plan

Special Session of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors  -  Monday, March 29, 2021 at 1:00  PM via Zoom for the purpose of the consideration and adoption of the Hamilton County Police Reform and Reinvention Plan and for any other business that may come before said Board. To request an invitation to said meeting, please email

Citizens of Hamilton County, the time has come, please review and provide your comments on the final draft of the Hamilton County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. This plan is presented as a web-based plan and can be found at: Thanks in advance for your feedback! You are contributing your part to make your community safer and more resilient to natural hazards!


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

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.  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:

Beginning the week of December 6, 2021 the following LPTS Winter Schedule will be in effect
MONDAY              8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
TUESDAY             8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

WEDNESDAY       8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
THURSDAY          8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
FRIDAY                 CLOSED
SATURDAY           8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
SUNDAY               CLOSED

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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.