Schoharie County Government

Welcome to Schoharie County, New York

We are a proud rural community nestled in the Mohawk Valley offering bucolic scenery, peaceful living and a high quality of life. We pride ourselves on a long history of agricultural production, essential community services and being an easily accessible tourism destination where you can catch your breath. But, Schoharie County offers so much more.

We are resilient. Our people are practical, hardworking and have an innate sense of problem solving. Within the last decade, we rebuilt our local economy post devastating floods and, since, we have successfully reopened hundreds of businesses through diligence and commitment to public health safety measures. We have become a safe haven during a world pandemic.

Our economy is on the edge of three different regions and somewhat isolated from each. We are advocates and consumers of the Capital City Albany Metro Region, significant contributors to the Mohawk Valley food processing, construction, materials and plastics manufacturing sectors and we celebrate our Appalachian Region tourism and cultural assets. Not to mention, Schoharie County is approximately three hours from New York City, Boston and other metropolitan areas.

We are shaping the way forward by adding value to our existing business sectors and exploring strategic opportunities for growth in craft industries, rebuilding a regional food supply chain and welcoming more high-value added enterprises to complement our grassroots successes turned-world class endeavors in financial services, insurance and technology. Boasting six Main Street Villages and other dynamic crossroads stretched across sixteen historic Towns, Schoharie County enjoys more than 90% broadband coverage in which you may work from home or select a hamlet green or walk-able Village to boost productivity. Larger enterprises may consider the I-88/NYS Route 7 corridor attractive with ample acreage for commercial or light industrial development. The County is easily accessible via no-toll Interstate 88, US Route 20, NYS Route 7, NYS Route 30, NYS Route 145, and NYS Route 10.

That said, we welcome you to visit. The Schoharie Valley farm stands and retail shops throughout the entire County offer stunning vistas and a wide variety of locally made products, fresh meats and produce. Schoharie County boasts several attractions including Howe Caverns, Secret Caverns, Vroman’s Nose hiking trail, Dr. Best House & Medical Museum, Iroquois Indian Museum, Landis Arboretum, and the Gilboa Museum, which features Devonian period fossils and historic artifacts. An abundance of NYS owned land within the County attracts thousands of outdoor enthusiasts and sportsmen every year.

We invite you to experience, savor and stay in Schoharie County.

Chairman Federice

www.VisitSchoharieCounty.com

www.SEECny.org

Schoharie County Department of Health COVID-19 Resources

There will be a COVID vaccination clinic next week on Wednesday, 1/26/2022 at Ryder Elementary School from 4:00pm – 6:30pm. The clinic entrance door at Ryder is A11.

Walk-ins are accepted for all vaccinations (Moderna, Pfizer, Pediatric Pfizer, Johnson and Johnson)  after 4:30pm, provided vaccine is available.

Pfizer Booster 12 years and up registration information

Moderna registration information


New York State is experiencing record numbers of COVID-19 cases and extremely high hospitalizations that are stressing the healthcare system and public health response capacity.

Accordingly, New York State issued Interim Updated Isolation and Quarantine Guidance on January 4, 2022.

AFFIRMATION OF ISOLATION – This form may be used for Release from Isolation and for NY Paid Family Leave COVID-19 claims as if it was an individual Order for Isolation issued by the Schoharie County Director of Health.

AFFIRMATION OF QUARANTINE – This form may be used for Release from Quarantine and for NY Paid Family Leave COVID-19 claims as if it was an individual Order for Quarantine issued by the Schoharie County Director of Health.

Frequently Asked Questions for Employers (1/14/2022)

Frequently Asked Questions for Schools (1/14/2022)

Quarantine and Isolation Tables (1/14/2022)

Contact Tracing and Case Investigation FAQs (1/14/2022)

Updated Isolation & Quarantine Guidance (1/14/2022)


Report a COVID-19 Home Test Positive result

EMERGENCY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Exam Announcements & Job Openings

County Board Minutes
Open Requests for Proposals
Public Announcements and Meeting Schedules
2022 Adopted Budget
2022 Budget Annual Meeting Document
Economic State of the County Part II
Fiscal State of the County Part III
Schoharie County Operations Review Committee

The Schoharie County Board of Supervisors Meetings will be live streamed by Schopeg Access Inc and can be seen at:
https://www.schopeg.com/live-stream.html

The New York State Department of Public Service has partnered with ECC Technologies to request consumers’ help in better understanding your experience with broadband access in the state. Please take the brief survey below and let us hear from you.

New York State Broadband Assessment Program

Schoharie County Services

County LinksLocate Local School Districts
Catholic Charities Children at Risk Response Team (CARRT)Locate State Agencies
E-ZPass available at Schoharie County DMV Natural Gas Pipeline Proposal Information
Find Business Permit and Licensing Info New York State Home
Find Libraries in the Count New York State Open FOIL
Get a Fishing/Hunting License New York State Phone Directory
Get Child Support Information Register to Vote
Find My Polling PlaceRenew Driver License/Vehicle Registration
Helpful Floodplain Information Ride the Bus
Human Services Coord Council Schoharie County Transfer Station Information
Human Services Resources Schoharie County Veterans’ Discount Program
Solid Waste Info
Tourism Information
Youth Programs