The Bulletin Board is where you'll find notices regarding Special Town Meetings, 
Emergency Information, and other items of importance to the community.
It's also the place to put in your 2 cents. Just e-mail us your comments, events,
complaints or thoughts about anything that has to do with the Town of Hancock
and we'll be glad to post them here for the world to see.

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Road Closure
    Please be advised that upper Methol and Acidalia Roads will be closed to traffic, 10/01/2020 at 7:30 am for approximately 3 hours. We apologize for any inconvenience

NYS hunting and fishing licenses

Due to the recent changes made by NYS DEC License Sales, please be advised that NYS hunting and fishing licenses will no longer be sold at the Town Hall effective immediately.

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
Ann Green,
Town Clerk

Link to Emergency Information.


Legal Notice


BE IT RESOLVED that the Town Board does hereby prepare and approve as Preliminary Budget for the Town of Hancock for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2020 the itemized statement of the Estimated Revenues and Expenditures are now on file in the Office of the Town Clerk where they will be available for inspection by all interested persons during regular office hours and

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Town Board shall meet at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 in the Town Office Building 661 West Main Street, Hancock, New York for the purpose of holding a Public Hearing upon such Preliminary Budget at 7:00 PM and

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Town Clerk give notice of such a hearing in the manner provided in Section 108 of the Town Law. The proposed salaries of the following Town Officers are hereby specified as follows:

            Town Supervisor - $10,423.68

            Deputy Town Supervisor - $5,380.08

            Councilmen 3 @ $2820.00

            Justice - $11,055.00

            Supt. of Highways - $63,207.04

            Town Clerk – $39,245.44

            Tax Collector - $5,220.00


By order of the Town Board


Dated: October 18, 2019

Ann L. Green, Town Clerk


Town Court Hours





Please be advised that “In accordance with the new Property Maintenance Code of New York State, which the Town of Hancock participates in, under Section - 302.8 – Motor vehicles - “Except as provided for in statute or other regulations, two or more inoperative or unlicensed motor vehicles shall not be parked, kept or stored on any premises, and no vehicle shall at any time be in a state of major disassembly, disrepair or in the process of being stripped or dismantled.  Painting of vehicles is prohibited unless conducted inside an approved spray booth.  This law is enforced by the Town of Hancock, it is subject to appearance tickets for the Town of Hancock Court and also may include $1,000 (one thousand dollar) per day fine or imprisonment – each day is a separate offense – if violations are not remedied.  Any questions, please contact Thomas Zampolin, Town of Hancock Code Enforcement Officer at 607-637-3651.



Board Meeting Notice:

Our Regular Board Meetings will are held at The Town Office building at 661 West Main Street, Hancock, New York - Town Board meetings will begin at 7:00 PM. Board Meetings are usually held on the First Tuesday of the month. Call the Town Clerk if you'd like to be put on the agenda. This schedule is subject to change.



Transfer Station Hours:

The transfer station will be open from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm Monday through Saturday.   We have resumed accepting TVs and Computer Monitors.



60 Cty Hwy 28, Fishs Eddy, NY 13774

November 7, 2020

8:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • Must be a Town of Hancock resident

  • Must possess a 2020 Transfer Station Permit

  • Tires no larger than 20”

  • No rims

  • Free of dirt

  • Free of water

  • Need to be stacked in trailer

  • Up to 6 tires at no cost, each additional tire $2.00 each

Tire Disposal Passes available from the Town Clerk.

Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 12:30 pm 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm


Current Transfer Station Stickers Mandatory


As of April 6, 2020 the Town Of Hancock Transfer Station will no longer accept trash without a proper permit.

You may apply for a 2020 Transfer Station permit at the Transfer Station. Simply ask the attendant.

Upon completion of the application, please deposit the application along with a check into the mail slot at the Town Of Hancock Offices at;
661 West Main Street
Hancock, NY 13783

2020 Window Stickers will are mailed on a weekly basis.

2020 Final Tax Assessment

  The 2020 final tax assessment roll for the Town Of Hancock has been posted and may viewed here using Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have an Acrobat Reader it may be downloaded for free from Adobe by clicking here.



Effective January 5, 2016 – Building Permit Fees for the Town of Hancock have increased:
$0 - $2,000 - $30
$2001 to $25,000 - $30 for the first $2,000 Plus $5 for each additional $1,000 (or fraction thereof) up to and including $25,000
$25,001 and up - $145 for the first $25,000 Plus $4 for each additional $1,000 (or fraction thereof)
Floodplain permits - $35
Violation Search - $50

Building Permit Renewal- $40.00


By order of the Hancock Town Board
January 5, 2016.


Download a Building Permit Application in PDF format by clicking here


Dog Control Officer Contact #

If you need to contact the Dog Control Officer please use his cell phone number only. 607- 624-5616.



Town Clerk Hours:

The Town Clerk hours will be extended until 6:30 pm on the first Tuesday of each month (to correspond with regularly scheduled Town Board Meetings).


 Telephone number for the Tax Collector Kelia Mason is (607) 637-8157. eMail is


Dog Law

New York State Markets and Agriculture Law regarding domestic animals. PDF 1.3 MBs.

Dated: Hancock, New York,
August 21, 2018.


Dog Owners!

All dogs must be licensed - 4 months and older - You must have a valid rabies certificate to license your dog - It is against the law to let dogs run free in Public areas or on other people's property.











All submissions are subject to approval.