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Public Notices

Town Board: Town of Ancram Public Hearing: The Ancram Town Board will hold a public hearing on Local Law No. 3 of 2017 - The Town of Ancram Highway Land Subdivision Regulations…  read more

Town Board: The Ancram Town Board will hold a public hearing on Local Law No. 2 of 2017 - The Town of Ancram Highway Constructions Standards Act - at 6:30 pm on…  read more

Planning Board: Please take notice that the Town of Ancram Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, May 4th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Ancram Town Hall, 1416 County…  read more

Highway: Seasonal Employment - The Ancram Highway Department is seeking to hire part time summer employees to assist with maintaining lawns around Town Hall, Blass Field, Town Pool and the monuments and cemeteries the Town is responsible for. Lawn mowing, weed whacking, leaves, plus other duties as assigned by the Highway Superintendent. Current driver's license required. April 15 to November 1. Approximately 15 hours per week, on average, depending on weather. Salary will be commensurate with experience. If you are interested please contact Highway Superintendent Jim Miller at 518-329-6190 or 518-965-7682 or at .

Town Board: On June 19, 2014, the Ancram Town Board adopted an amendment to the Town Zoning Ordinance to protect the scenic character of ridgelines and steep slopes. The amendment establishes standards…  read more

Town Board: The Ancram Town Board will be making appointments to the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Board of Assessment Review at the annual Town Board organizational meeting to be…  read more

Financial Advisory Council: The Ancram Financial Advisory Council (FAC) was established by the Ancram Town Board in 2010 to provide financial analytic support for the Town Board and Town Supervisor, and to provide…  read more

Town Board: The Town Board of the Town of Ancram does hereby give notice that the Regular Town Board meetings will now be held on the Third Thursday of every month. Any changes will be published prior to the meeting.

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1. Public Notice: The Ancram Town Board will hold a public hearing on Local Law No. 2 of 2017 - The Town of Ancram Highway Constructions Standards Act - at 6:30 pm on ... read more

2. Public Notice: The Ancram Town Board will hold a public hearing on Local Law No. 3 of 2017 - The Town of Ancram Highway Land Subdivision Regulations... read more

3. Proposed Local Laws:Click here for a copy of proposed Local Law #2 (Highway Construction Standards) and proposed Local Law #3 (Land Subdivision Regulations) and a memo from ZRC Chair Hugh Clark outlining the background behind these two proposed local laws and a summary of their key provisions.

4. Youth Commission Ancram Kids Camp & Pool: Click here for information on the 2017 Ancram Kids Camp and Pool programs.

5. 2017 Organizational Resolutions: Click here for the 2017 Organizational Resolutions.

6. 2017 Adopted Budget: The Ancram Town Board adopted the 2017 Budget at the November 17, 2016 Town Board meeting. The Town property tax levy was reduced by 2% ($16,000) to $775,550. This is the seventh consecutive year of a declining property tax levy. Click here for the 2017 Adopted Budget, the Exemption Report and a Summary of the 2017 Adopted Budget.

7. Town Board Meeting: Click here for background materials for the current Town Board meeting.

Important Information:

1. Assessments and Taxes: Click here for the current Property Tax Assessment Roll, Property Tax Bills & Payment Status.

2. Applications:
Click here for a Dog License application.
Click here for a Part Time Resident Dog Registration form.
Click here for Ancram Building Permit application.

3. Budgets:
2016 Adopted Budget: Click here for the Final 2016 Budget.
Key Assumptions: Click here for 2016 Budget assumptions.

Click here for Ancram Budgets from previous years.

4. Board Meetings: Click here for background materials for previous Town Board meetings.

5. Building Permits: Click here for Everything You Wanted to Know About Building Permits.

6. Community Directory: Click here for the Ancram Community Directory.

7. Comprehensive Plan: Click here for the Comprehensive Plan, Supporting Documents & Maps.

8. Fees: Click here for town fees.

9. Heritage Resources Plan: Click here for Heritage Resources Plan.

10. Highway Department: Click here to view Highway Department's Facebook page for department news, pending weather alerts and road conditions.

11. Ancram Historic District: Click here for a list of the properties in the Historic District and information about tax credits available for work done on properties in the Historic District. For information about tax credit opportunities for properties in historic districts go to:

12. Laws: Click here for Town Laws.

13. Library Tax: Click here for the 414 Library Tax Disclosure Law.

14. Manuals, policies and procedures: Click here for town manuals, policies and procedures.

15. Natural Resources Plan: Click here for the Final Ancram Natural Resource Conservation Plan.

16. Newsletters: Click here for the Town Newsletters.

17. Right to Farm Law: Click here for a copy of the Right to Farm Law which was adopted at the July 21, 2016 Town Board Meeting.

18. Scenic Views: Click here for "Protecting Ancram's Scenic Views", which outlines the common sense guidelines developed by the Zoning Revisions Committee for new construction in Ancram to protect our scenic rural character - especially our ridgelines, steep slopes, and distant views.

19. School Districts: Click here for the Taconic Hills and Pine Plains Central School Districts.

20. School Taxes: Click here for access to your school tax bill.

21. Subdivision Regulations - Click here for the Town of Ancram Subdivision Regulations that were adopted at the February 19, 2015 Town Board meeting:
1. Memo of transmittal to the Town Board
2. Updated Subdivision Regulations
3. Subdivision Design and Construction Standards

22. Town of Ancram Audit: Click here for the 2014 Town of Ancram Independent Audit.

23. Town Hall Directory: Click here Town Hall hours, phone numbers and email addresses for town departments and officials.

24. Unsafe Building Law: Click here for the final version of the proposed Unsafe Building Law that was adopted at the April 16, 2015 Town Board meeting.

25. Zoning: Click here for the Zoning Law adopted on November 20, 2014 - Final Zoning Law

26. Zoning Map: Click here for the current Ancram Zoning Map.

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The name was derived from the Livingston homestead in Anchoram, Scotland. Robert Livingston, first Lord of the Manor was the son of a Scotch clergyman, born in Anchoram, Scotland in 1654. read more →

Town Hall

Construction began on new Ancram Town Hall in 2002, on land donated to the town by Doris and Hal Faber. read more →

Comprehensive Plan

A Comprehensive Plan is the road map that guides a town's decisions related to future growth and development. It is also a process that lets the current residents of Ancram define what they want the future of Ancram to look like, and how they want the Town to develop. read more →