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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 with any questions.


      Village Elections Will be Held Tuesday, March 21, 2023



Office of the Village Clerk, Nelsonville, NY February 23, 2023



To The Voters of the Village of Nelsonville, New York:


It is hereby certified, pursuant to the provisions of Section 15‑104, subsection 3c, of the New York State Election Law, the following named persons have been nominated as candidates for the respective offices named herein to be voted on at the annual election to be held at the Municipal Building, 258 Main Street, on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, from Noon to 9pm, and the certificates are on file in my office.



Name of Candidate                              Office              Term                  Address                                   Nominated by


TRAVIS BIRO                                     TRUSTEE        2 YEARS         338 MAIN STREET                 DINNER PARTY


MARIA ZHYNOVITCH                       TRUSTEE        2 YEARS         4 FISHKILL ROAD                  WOODSIDE PARTY







      Absentee Ballot Applications are available here

Absentee ballot applications may be submitted as late as the day before the election, if the application is submitted in person. However, applicants requesting that the clerk mail the absentee ballots to them must submit their applications for the absentee ballots no later than seven days prior to the election. 










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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