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.
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Schoharie County Offices are open by appointment
Board of Elections 518-295-8326
Commissioner of Jurors 518-453-8681
Community Development 518-295-8770
Clerk of the Board/Auditor/Purchasing 518-295-8347
County Administrator 518-295-8303
County Clerk 518-295-8316
County Judge, Surrogate/Family Court 518-453-6984
Health Department 518-295-8365
Legal Defense of Indigents 518-295-8740
Office for the Aging 518-295-2001 (Serving older adults and anyone seeking long term care)
Personnel/Civil Service 518-295-8374
Real Property Tax 518-295-8349
Social Services 518-295-8334
Veterans Service 518-295-8388