Early History


The Piercefield Town Board is the governing authority, with Neil Pickering as the current Supervisor. Regular Town Board meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm in the Town Hall, which is located at 48 Waller St. All are welcome to attend. If you have questions or issues for the Board’s consideration, we encourage you to bring them to us.

Our Town Clerk is Don Mauer. His office hours are Tuesday evenings 7-9:00pm, and Wednesdays and Fridays 9:00am-3:00pm. The phone is 518-359-7544 and you may leave a message if the office is closed. . He takes care of various licenses and permits, water district billing, property tax collection, etc.

The Town Justice is  the Honorable Jonn Kopp. Court is held the first and third Thursdays of each month. Our court clerk is Bridgette LaPierre (518-359-2237). They will be able to help with traffic violations, or any civil or criminal actions that occur within the Town.

Building Permits are required in the Town of Piercefield. Flora McCuen is our Town Assessor and Code Enforcement Officer. She may be reached at 518-359-7569, or on Tuesdays through Thursdays, at 315-848-3304 ext.304. She can advise you as to whether or not you need a permit for the work you wish to do, and issue one if necessary.

The Town Planning Board is in charge of all subdivision, site planning, and development. If you have any questions in this regard, feel free to contact Susan Kennedy at 518 524-1142.

The Piercefield Transfer Station is open to Piercefield residents/property owners Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8:00am to 4:00pm year round, with Sundays 8:00am to noon added in the summer months. Rick Lamoy is currently our Transfer Station attendant. He will issue your $10.00 annual permit and provide you with a schedule of rates for items you wish to discard. See also our “Departments” page on this site to find the Transfer Station Rates Schedule.

Our Town Historian is Nancy Boeye. She is also curator of the Piercefield Museum (upstairs in the Town Hall building). She will be stepping down as of December 31, 2019. If you are interested in this position, please contact Supervisor Neil Pickering. Piercefield has a rich history in timber products from the early 20th century, having been home to a large paper mill and also a lumber mill. Contact Nancy at 518-554-1001 if you wish to visit the museum.

The Town Highway Department maintains the roads, parks, Town-owned properties, and Water Districts. Any related questions may be directed to Highway Superintendent Jay Rust at 518-359-9660.