JANUARY 10. 2022
Covid test kits will be distributed Wednesday, January 12 at 11:00am at the Lathrop building. Supplies are limited.
You must bring your ID to prove Pawling/Holmes residency
1 kit per household, 2 tests per kit
Doors will be locked until 11:00
We do not have KN95 masks 
JANUARY 6, 2022
Town offices will be open by appointment only until further notice. Please call the department you need prior to coming in:
Town Clerk: 845-855-5040
Assessor: 845-855-5246
Building: 845-855-3244
Court: 845-855-3516
Highway: 845-855-5010
Planning: 845-855-0959
Recreation: 845-855-1131
Supervisor: 845-855-4464
Tax Collector: 845-855-33
JANUARY 5, 2022
We will be distributing COVID test kits on Friday January 7 at 6:00pm at the Lathrop building for all Pawling and Holmes residents.
You MUST bring your ID to prove residency. One kit per household.
Doors will be locked until 6:00pm so please dress warmly if you plan on arriving early.
 We CAN NOT hold kits for anyone.
We DO NOT have KN95 masks with this shipment.
JANUARY 3, 2022
We do not have more test kits at this time. When we receive an update from New York State we will update this right away.
DECEMBER 30, 2021
We will NOT be receiving more COVID test kits and KN95 masks before the holiday. We will continue to update this page and our Town of Pawling Facebook page as new information is available.
DECEMBER 27, 2021
WE DO NOT HAVE ANY REMAINING COVID AT-HOME TEST KITS. We received a very small amount from NY State last week that were gone within minutes. When we receive a new shipment we will announce it here and on our Facebook page. We hope to have more early next week, however the supply will again be extremely limited.
DECEMBER 22, 2021
We have been provided with a limited supply of at-home COVID test kits and KN95 masks to distribute to Pawling residents.
Distribution will be THURSDAY DECEMBER 23 at the LATHROP BUILDING during the following times:
9:30am - 11:00am
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Tests will be given out on a first-come, first-serve basis. We will save a set amount of tests for the evening distribution.
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 Find available vaccine appointments, news and updates along with valuable and ever changing information.


MARCH 2021

Re-Opening Updates

  • In-person events can increase to 150 beginning March 15. Responsible parties are required to notify the local health departments five days in advance of the event taking place. A form was developed to make it easier for the responsible parties to submit the event information and for the county to receive and share the information. The form can be found HERE.
  • New York State guidance permits some businesses to open more fully. These changes include wedding/event venues and arts and entertainment venues, as well as restaurants to host patrons at 75 % capacity. More details: 
  • Beginning March 15th:Weddings and Catered Events Can Resume Statewide following guidelines HERE.
  • Beginning March 19th:Restaurants can move to 75% Indoor Capacity. The Food Services guidelines will be updated with this information. 
  • Beginning March 22nd: Non-residential Social Gatherings:
  • Indoor maximum will increase to 100 people
  • Outdoor maximum will increase to 200 people
  • Beginning March 26th: Indoor Family Entertainment Centers Can Open limited to 25% capacity – guidelines have not yet been issued. 
  • Beginning April 2nd:event, arts and entertainment venues can reopen – guidelines have not yet been issued but the following details have been released:
  • Restricted to 33% capacity, up to 100 people indoors and up to 200 people outdoors
  • With proof of a negative COVID test prior to entry, capacity can increase up to 150 people indoors and up to 500 people outdoors
  • Beginning April 9th: Outdoor Amusement Parks can open at 33% capacity – guidelines have not yet been issued. 
  • Beginning April 1st: Domestic travelers will no longer need to quarantine upon their return to New York State if they did not come into contact with an individual who tested positive for COVID-19. This is detailed in an update found HERE..
  • International travelers will still be required to quarantine upon their arrival to New York.
  • All travelers, domestic and international, who meet the criteria found HERE to fill out a Traveler Health Form are still required to do so.


NY State is managing the distribution and has opened a statewide hotline where you can schedule a vaccination appointment at 1-833-697-4829.
Are you eligible? Visit here to find out: https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/
Dutchess County has a great website designed to answer many of your questions: https://www.dutchessny.gov/Departments/DBCH/COVID-19-Vaccine-Information.htm
And New York State has a dedicated page for more COVID vaccine information: https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/

COVID-19 or Coronovirus is a rapidly evolving situation. The Town of Pawling is working hand in hand with Dutchess County to monitor and address all issues that arise that affect our Town. We will continue to keep everyone updated as things progress and will be posting updates as we receive them on our Town of Pawling Facebook page.


Pawling Town Hall, Annex and Lathrop will begin to gradually open up to the public beginning on Tuesday June 30th and Thursday July 2nd. The following week, we will be open on Monday July 6th, Wednesday July 8th and Friday July 10rd. This phased re-opening will be effective in fighting the spread. Starting on Monday July 13th, Town Hall will be open for normal hours of operation to the public, five days a week. As the facility opens back up to the public, residents and employees are encouraged and expected to follow social distancing and MUST wear a mask to enter the building. The public is still encouraged to only visit Town Hall if absolutely necessary and to use electronic and remote communication if possible.  

ENTERING TOWN BUILDINGS WILL BE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY! If you do not have an appointment, you will be turned away. Please contact the specific department you need before planning an in-person visit:
Assessor: 845-855-5246
Building: 845-855-3244
Court: 845-855-3516
Highway: 845-855-5010
Planning: 845-855-0959
Recreation: 845-855-1131
Supervisor: 845-855-4464
Tax Collector: 845-855-3350
Town Clerk: 845-855-5040

Courts: Reopening of the Town court and scheduled sessions will be in accordance with the guidelines and expectations set by the NYS Unified Court System.


For guidance from NYS on the phased reopening, please visit here

To view the dashboard tracking each region's status in relation to meeting the reopening metrics please visit here

To view Governor Cuomo's NY Forward Initiative: A Guide to Reopening New York, please visit here.

To view County Executive Molinaro's "Restarting Dutchess" information, please visit here.

ALL TOWN OF PAWLING OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. We will have staff available to answer calls and emails. This includes the Lathrop building. The outdoors at Lakeside Park will be open to the public EXCEPT FOR the Dog Park and the playground equipment. Please exercise good social distancing if you come to the park.

The Pawling Town Court will be closed until further notice. A  new date will be set when the Court reopens.

Bulk Pickup for the Town of Pawling is being POSTPONED UNTIL THE FALL. We will notify everyone of the new date soon.

 Please visit the Dutchess County COVID-19 Community Impact Dashboard for up-to-date information and statistics on how our County is being affected.

For updates from our Recreation Department, please visit their Facebook page.

Dutchess County has declared a State of Emergency as of March 13. They have mandated that all gatherings over 20 people are prohibited. Please visit Dutchess County's Coronavirus site for the most up to date information affecting our County. 

Click here for the COVID-19 Fact Sheet

If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Dutchess County 24/7 Crisis Services. They are an amazing resource for ANYONE who needs help. This is an extremely difficult time and there IS help out there for everyone! Call or text the helpline at 845-485-9700.

Stay up to date on Metro North service by clicking here

The Pawling Resource Center has plenty of food and supplies to assist our local seniors during this time. They have the ability to go shopping and set up delivery.  With all Senior programs throughout the area being cancelled, this is hitting our seniors the hardest and we want to be sure that they have everything they need. Please DO NOT HESITATE to call the PRC at 845-855-3459 to arrange any of these services, they are of no cost. They are open M-F from 10am-4pm and Saturday from 10am - 3pm. Please pass this message along to any seniors you know. 

An important message from Terry Ariano at the Pawling Resource Center:
"We have had many calls and offers to help drive and shop. So far we have not had a lot of requests for this service, but I expect in the coming weeks the needs will increase. We will call you! Thank you to this generous community, Hannafords, those bringing food, Town officials, and to the volunteers who have stepped up to pack orders. We are so much more when we work together."

March 16, 2020

The Transfer Station will remain open on it's regularly scheduled days. Attendants will only allow in 3 cars at a time. We ask that you please drop off your garbage and exit as quickly as possible and refrain from socializing.

As of Monday, March 16 at 8pm, all restaurants and bars must close to the public. Curbside takeout and delivery is still permitted. Read the announcement from Governor Cuomo. This closure includes movie theatres, gyms and casinos.

March 17, 2020

The Small Business Association (SBA) has made available federal loans to small businesses suffering an economic impact due to COVID-19. Please click here for more information and directions to apply

The NYS Department of Labor is waiving the 7 day waiting period for people who are out of work due to COVID-19. You can click here apply on line for benefits. We've been advised to tell you to be patient as they are experiencing some problems due to a much higher volume of claims. 

 March 18, 2020

Bulk Pickup for the Town of Pawling is being postponed and there will not be Bulk Pickup on April 4th. We will notify everyone of the new date very soon.

March 20, 2020

Governor Cuomo has issued an Executive Order that all "non-essential" businesses must reduce their workforce by 100% by Sunday, March 22 at 8pm. Please read the guidance to learn more and to see what businesses are classified as "essential.".


It is extremely important that we all practice the following to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands often and thoroughly
  • If you cannot wash your hands, use hand sanitzer
  • If you have any symptoms, STAY HOME
  • If you are elderly or have a chronic condition, please stay home and avoid contact as much as possible
  • Practice social distancing - stay 6 feet or more away from others
  • Do not shake hands, hug or engage physical contact with others
  • Sanitize surfaces often
  • For further guidance, please visit the CDC website