Welcome to Nelsonville

Incorporated in 1855, Nelsonville is a Hudson Highlands village located in the Town of Philipstown in Putnam County, New York. Its Government consists of a mayor and four trustees as its legislative body, and a Village clerk who doubles as treasurer. 


We're happy you're here! Please take a look around and explore the history of our small village, along with what's going on in Nelsonville today. 




                                                              Nelsonville Short Term Rental Applications 

Applications for Short Term Rentals in the Village of Nelsonville are now available here, and at Village Hall, 258 Main Street.

Applications for Class A permits are due by November 7, 2022 for the January 1, 2023 start date, however applications will be accepted on a rolling basis as permits are available. There is no limit on the number of Class B permits but applications must be submitted at least 2 months prior to expected rental.

Please contact the Village Clerk at (845) 265-2500 or villageclerk@nelsonvilleny.gov with any questions.


       Royal Carting Holiday Pick-Up Schedule

     Refuse pick-up will be the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. 








            Village Elections Will be Held Tuesday, March 21, 2023

There are two Trustee seats up for election


January 3, 2022 is the first day that individuals may sign independent nominating petitions, which can be found here. For more election calendar dates, please contact the Village Clerk 










258 Main Street

Nelsonville, NY 10516

​Tel: 845-265-2500 


Village Clerk Hours M-F 9-3pm

Police Information

For emergencies, please dial 911


At other times: 

Putnam County Sheriff's Office

845-225-4300 or 845-265-9111

New York State Police



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