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Village of Highland Falls
303 Main St.
Highland Falls, NY 10928


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Village Hall
Village Officials
Village Board
Mayor - Joseph E. D'Onofrio
Trustee - Brian Aylward

Trustee - Mervin Livsey, Jr

Trustee - Barbara Murphy Trustee - James Ramus
Village Clerk - Regina Taylor  

  -click here for Village Board Meeting Minutes- 

Police - -click here for Village Police page-
Building Inspector - Bruce Terwilliger - Town Hall 845-446-4280 x316
Code Enforcement Officer - Bruce Terwilliger - Town Hall 845-446-4280 x316
Section 8 - Joseph E. Mastrianni, Inc. 518 372-4739
Section 8 Rental assistance / Housing Rehab
Community Development - 845-615-3700 "Orange County"
Historian - Stella Bailey - 845-446-0400
DPW Superintendent - click here for email 845-446-4096
Sewer Plant
John Jones 845-446-5156
Water Plant
Kevin Hurst 845-446-3252

Village of Highland Falls Frequently Asked Questions (with answers)
Property Tax Information
  • Property Tax bills are issued June 1st and due by the close of business on the 30th of June. 

  • Last fee of 5% is added for the first month last with increments of 1% each month thereafter. 

  • Unpaid taxes are levied onto county taxes. 

  • The current village tax rate is $9.73/thousand (6/1/14).

1) What identification is needed to obtain a certification for death for a person who was born or died within the Village limits?
Certification can be obtained in person between 9:00 am & 4:00 pm Monday -- Friday, except holidays. There is a $10.00 fee for each copy of a certification.

Certification can be obtained by mail by sending the completed application (birth or death) along with a copy of acceptable identification and a check or money order made payable to the Village of Highland Falls to:

Village Registrar
Village of Highland Falls
303 Main Street
Highland Falls, NY 10928

Acceptable identification for in-person requests:

1. Driver's License
2. Non-driver's License
3. Passport
4. Naturalization papers
5. Military ID
6. Employer's photo ID

For full information regarding eligibility, Please call (845) 446-3400

2) How can I obtain a copy of a birth or death certificate if I was born on West Point or in the Town of Highlands outside Village limits?

Please call or write

Town Clerk (845-446-4280 ext.311)
Town of Highlands
254 Main Street
Highland Falls, NY 10928

3) How can I obtain a marriage license?
Please contact the Town Clerk's Office (845) 446-4280 or click on the link

4) Who do I contact for a genealogy search?
Call Village Registrar (845) 446-3400 or Historian (845) 446-0400
and/or complete this application and enclose $22.00 fee and mail to:

Village Registrar
Village of Highland Falls
303 Main Street
Highland Falls, NY 10928

5) Is there a Notary Public available in Village Hall?
Notary information,. please call Town of Highlands 845 446-4280, ext 311

6) How do I obtain a Bog Meadow permit and key?
Must apply at Village Hall, please have fishing license & license plate # of car to be used -- cost $20./year

Refer all questions to Town Court clerk (845) 446-4280
1) When are water bills issued and when are they due?
water bills are issued May 1 and Nov 1 and due May 31 and Nov. 30

2) What is the current rate?
current rate is $88.80  (0-5000 gallons).
$4.63 per thousand gallons over 5000. (5/1/13)

3) Who do I call if my water pressure is low or if I suspect a leak?
Call the Water Department at (845) 446-3252

4) How do I request a water reading?
Call the Water Department at (845) 446-3252
1) When are sewer bills issued and when are they due?
Sewer bills are issued June 1 and Dec 1 and due June 30th and Dec. 31st

2) What is the current rate?
Current rate is 185 % of the water bill
For questions on Sewer Billing call Village Clerk's Office (845) 446-3400

3) Who do I call if my sewer line appears clogged?
Call Sewer Department (845) 446-5156
For questions on trash or recycling, please call Town Hall or click on Town link
The Department of Public Works picks up yard waste, in clear bags, left at the curb, on the second and forth Tuesday of the month, as time permits.
for further questions call Highway Dept. (845) 446-4096

Litter baskets in the village are for use by visitors. They are not for household or commercial trash. The Penal Law of the State of New York allows for fines up to $250 and/or imprisonment for a term as long as 15 days for violating this law. Heavy Fines imposed for unlawful dumping.

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