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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Preparedness

Amsterdam City Hall will open to the public.

The City of Amsterdam announces that Amsterdam City Hall will open to the public beginning Monday, June 8, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. As we open, we would like to share some steps we will be taking that the public must follow:


All individuals coming to City Hall must use the handicap ramp to enter the building and stay within the ropes for assistance.


Masks must be worn by the public upon entering City Hall. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided. Our staff will also be wearing the necessary personal protection equipment to keep the public safe.

Social Distancing:

We have marked out 6’ spots for social distancing in which these rules must be followed to control the amount of people inside City Hall and on the handicap ramp at once.

At this time we are only permitting people in the lobby of City Hall and the proper department will be called to assist you.


Upon arrival to City Hall you will be asked:

  • To make sure you have a mask on;
  • A health-screening questionnaire will need to be completed as required by NYS Reopening Safety Plan.

Hand Sanitization:

We will have hand-sanitizing stations available to everyone to use while they are within City Hall.

Building, Plumbing, Electrical or Heating Permits

If you are coming to City Hall for a building, plumbing, electrical or heating permit, the hours of issuance will be from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. and again from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. daily. You can also make an appointment outside of these hours by calling 518-841-4319.

Tax Collection

The tax collection office will be open to the public during normal business hours but we encourage people to use the drop box located at the handicap door or by mailing in your tax payments to: City Hall, 61 Church Street. If you have any questions regarding this you can contact 518-841-4337

These precautions are being put into place to protect both employees and the public in compliance with the NYS Re-Opening Safety Plan, CDC, WHO and OSHA and we ask for your patience during this time.

If you have any questions regarding the reopening of City Hall or would like more information, please contact the Mayor’s Office at 518-841-4311.