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 

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County Board Minutes


Exam Announcements & Job Openings

Public Announcements and Meeting Schedules

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The next Law Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday September 1 2020 at 5:00 PM in the Board Chambers of the County Office Building. There is limited capacity due to social distancing. The audio portion of the meeting will be streamed through the FaceBook Live portion of the County page.


Schoharie County Offices are open by appointment

Board of Elections           518-295-8326 / 518-295-8388

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

DMV      518-295-8317

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

Planning              518-295-8770

Real Property Tax            518-295-8349

Social Services  518-295-8334

Treasurer            518-295-8386

Veterans Service              518-295-2053

Cleaner Recyclables

Finance Updates

Law Enforcement Review

Letter To NYS DEC regarding recyclables

Open Requests for Proposals

Schoharie County 2020 Property Tax Sale

Saturday October 3, 2020 at 9:00 AM

Sunshine Drive, Cobleskill Fairgrounds, Cobleskill, NY

Auction Catalog

Parcel Maps

Registration Forms

Treasurer’s Office Information

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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