Schoharie County Government

Welcome to the Official Home Page of Schoharie County, NY.

Chairman, Board of Supervisors
William A. Federice

Schoharie County, founded in 1795, is nestled in Central New York State and covers 626 square miles.  It is home to 16 towns, 6 villages, 10 hamlets and has an approximate population of 33,000 people.  The county name, which is also the county seat, comes from a Mohawk word meaning “floating driftwood”.

Most of the Southern portion of the county lies within the Catskill Mountains.  The Schoharie Creek watershed spans an area of approximately 950 square miles and the course of the creek includes 2 reservoir-dam systems.  The Gilboa Dam and the Schoharie Reservoir are part of the New York City Water Supply System.  The New York Power Authority operates the Blenheim-Gilboa Dam and its reservoir to produce hydroelectric power.  The headwaters of the Delaware River are located in the Town of Jefferson and tributaries of the Susquehanna River are located in the Towns of Jefferson and Summit.  Schoharie County has many known natural attractions from Howe Caverns, Vroman’s Nose and even the Gilboa Fossils.

COVID – 19 

Schoharie County State of Emergency

3/18/2020 Schoharie County Department of Health Press Release
Schoharie County currently has one confirmed, positive case of COVID-19. Public Health is working to reduce the spread. We recommend if anyone has a fever, with cough or experiencing shortness of breath they should contact their health care provider to find out if they meet current criteria for testing.
For all Bassett patients, the Bassett Triage Line for COVID-19 can be reached at (607) 547-5555.
For general questions about COVID-19, please call the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) 24/7 Hotline at 1-888-364-3065.

3/27/2020  Third Schoharie County COVID-19 Case

3/25/2020 Schoharie County Department of Health Update

3/23/2020 Message to Schoharie County Residents & Visitors

U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance

03/18/2020 Press Release, First Confirmed COVID-19 Case

03/17/2020 Press Release, County Office Closure

03/16/2020 Press Release, State of Emergency

Schoharie County COVID-19 Planning

Schoharie County COVID-19 Task Force Report

Schoharie County COVID-19 Information Web site

Please check the above web site for County Office information


Exam Announcements & Job Openings

Public Announcements and Meeting Schedules

2020 Adopted County Budget

Board of Supervisors March 20 2020 Regular Meeting – Audio  /  MP3 format

Board of Supervisors March 16 2020 Special Meeting –  MP3 format

Cleaner Recyclables

Franklinton Vlaie Tributary Improvement Study, Town of Broome

HSCC Showcase of Community Agencies

Letter To NYS DEC regarding recyclables

Open Requests for Proposals

Schoharie County Services

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