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Notice 04-01-2024: ZBA Office Hours: By appointment only

Copake Park Summer Program

The Town of Copake will be holding Summer Camp.

Dates to be determined...

2024 Copake Clean Up Day

Saturday May 11, 2024- 8:00 a.m. to Noon
Strict adherence to the following rules is required.

1. Only Copake residents may participate. Proof of residency may be requested at the gate.

2. Regardless of vaccination status, social distancing is required.

3. Copake Board members will volunteer to help check residency, direct traffic and assist wherever needed.

4. Participants must follow directions of Copake Highway Department members and other Copake personnel assisting at the site. Only a limited number of vehicles will be allowed to enter the site at a time.

5. Participants must stay in their vehicles except when unloading their vehicles or moving refuse and recyclables. .

6. Participants must unload their own vehicles. Copake staff will not unload vehicles-except for residents with handicap tag. No Copake staff will reach into any vehicle.

7. Participants will be shown where to deposit refuse and recycling.

8. Participants must exit the site as soon as they have unloaded their items.


A call to all Artisans!

In celebration of Copake's Bicentennial, we are looking for you to share and showcase your fine work and craft!

The Artisan in the Park Showcase is a market for makers and artists and will be a proud  highlight at the Come Home to Copake picnic on July 13th!

Applications are now open!

Artists email your information to attention Gina & Heather: [email protected]

A curated selection of our local artisans and makers will be invited to showcase and make their work available to the public for purchase.


Columbia County Law Enforcement Satisfaction Community Survey

Residents of Columbia County,

The Columbia County Public Safety Committee invites you to participate in a Law Enforcement Satisfaction Survey in order for our county to assess how our local police agencies are performing during their encounters with the public. We ask that you answer questions honestly based upon your feelings, opinions, and experiences with the following agencies ONLY*:

∙ Columbia County Sheriff's Office
∙ Town of Greenport Police
∙ Village of Philmont Police
∙ Town of Stockport Police

*Please note that this survey DOES NOT include the New York State Police, the City of Hudson or the Village of Chatham Police Departments or any other New York State Law Enforcement Agency.

Paper copies of this survey may be obtained at your local Town Clerk’s Office or online at https://forms.gle/N3pNGWWxm5pReyDHA

Surveys will remain confidential and will be available to fill out from March 5th to May 15th, 2024. Results will be available to the public by July 1, 2024.


Columbia County Hazard Mitigation Plan

Natural disaster cannot be prevented from occurring but, if we tackle some of the biggest risks with hazard mitigation projects, eventually, our hazards won’t become disasters.

The most recent Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) for Columbia County was adopted in 2018 to meet the requirements of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000). The development for the 2023 update is being led by the County under a New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (NYS DHSES) grant that covers the costs of its preparation. The update ensures that the plan remains current in its discussion of local risks and risk reduction strategies. For the first time, the County and local jurisdictions will incorporate climate vulnerability assessments into the HMP instead of relying solely on information from historical events. It will also take into account the 2023 New York State Hazard Mitigation Plan and the April 19, 2023 FEMA updates, which all new plans to be approved on or after this date must abide by.

For questions, other feedback, or to find out how you can become involved, please contact your local elected official or Emergency Management Officer.


Help Wanted

The Town Board of the Town of Copake will be accepting letters of interest and resumes for the following position: 

Zoning Board of Appeals Clerk 

Letters/resumes may be sent to:  Town Clerk, 230 Mountain View Road, Copake, NY 12516, or emailed to: [email protected].


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How do I apply for a building or zoning permit?
Contact the Building Department
How do I obtain a NYS Hunting/Fishing License?
You can purchase a license from the Copake Town Clerk.
Where can I find up-to-date info about emergencies in Columbia County?
Visit the Columbia County 911 Facebook Page.