Find out how to qualify for adoption from Animal Control.
Poughkeepsie’s Assessor is responsible for valuing real property, establishing and maintaining a fair and equitable assessment roll, and much more.
Poughkeepsie's Department of Building is responsible for building permits, building regulations, certificates of occupancy, ordinance enforcement including construction codes, property maintenance code and special use permits, regulation and issue of licenses for electricians and plumbers.
The City Administrator is the chief administrative officer of the city and oversees day-to-day operations.
The City Chamberlain is responsible for birth, marriage, and death certificates; city permits; and much more.
The City of Poughkeepsie Community Development Department works to improve the quality-of-life of residents through the planning and development of municipal infrastructure and public amenities.
The Corporation Counsel represents the City government in all legal matters.
The Engineering Department holds many responsibilities including operation of city infrastructure, civil engineering, surveying and much more.
The Finance Department handles collection of payments for tickets and utilities; and tax, water and sewer, sanitation, collection rates.
The City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department is a 64-man career-staffed department that protects 31,000 people living in a area of 4.78 square miles.
The Poughkeepsie Affordable Housing Coalition has created a list of housing specific resources to help those facing housing or financial hardship during the pandemic.
The Human Resources Department is committed to providing professional service to our employees, retirees and job seekers.
Parks & Recreation
Find out how to be involved in recreational activities in our community.
The Parking Division operates and maintains off-street parking facilities and lots for the residents of the City of Poughkeepsie and its visitors.
Planning & Zoning
The City of Poughkeepsie Planning Division provides research, advisory and administrative support for comprehensive and land use planning functions, federal and state grant applications, and highway, transit, and pedestrian/bicycle transportation planning projects.
Find out how to submit tips, learn about departments and more from the Police Department.
The Department of Public Works is responsible for the maintenance of many aspects of the city’s infrastructure including garbage collection, sewer lines, water distribution lines, city owned and vacant property, street lighting, roadways including snow removal, city owned vehicles, and the care of city owned trees.
The Purchasing Agent coordinates the procurement of goods and services for the City.
Section 8 Housing
The mission of the Section 8 program is to help make market rate housing more affordable by providing assistance to low income families in the private rental market through the Housing Assistance Payments Program.
The City of Poughkeepsie has produced a new informational video that explains the past, present and future importance of fresh, clean water to customers served by Poughkeepsie's Water Treatment Facility.
Youth Services Division
The Youth Services Division creates positive outcomes for the development of youth through collaboration and strategic planning with City’s stakeholders. Supporting the mission through staff development and program review. These efforts will result in a safe environment for City youth to flourish and contribute to their overall success.