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PROJECT #505PW52-l7

The Town of Hancock is implementing a NYS Office of Community Renewal Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Project. NYS CDBG Project #505PW52-17 in the amount of $595,500 is being used for Phase l of a three phase project to improve the public water system serving the East Branch Water District.

In accordance with the CDBG Citizen Participation requirements, a public hearing is being held in order to review the performance and status of activities and to identify future Community Development activities for the Small Cities CDBG Program. This second hearing is in addition to a public hearing that was held during development of this project prior to submission of the Small Cities CDBG application. At this hearing the Town will review the amount of project #505PW5 2-17 CDBG funds that were available, provide a listing of activities that were undertaken with CDBG funds, the amount of CDBG funds made available for activities that benefit the LMI National Objective and progress towards program goals and objectives as outlined in the original application submitted for Program Year 2017.

Interested citizens are invited to attend this hearing on February 4, 2020 at 7:30 PM at the Hancock Town Hall, 661 West Main Street, Hancock, New York 13783. Citizens may submit views at the hearing or in written form to W. Jerry Vernold, Town Supervisor, Town Hall, 661 West Main Street, Hancock, New York 13783 until February 19, 2020.


Financial assistance for this activity is made possible by a grant from the:
New York State Homes & Community Renewal
Office of Community Renewal
Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program


With respect to the above notice of Public Meeting, A Request For Qualifications (RFQ), and A Request For Proposal (RFP) have been issued, and are available for download here;

RFQ 630 KB's - Click Here to Download

RFP 700 KB's - Click Here to Download



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



2019 Final Tax Assessment

  The 2019 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.


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 - 302.8Motor 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.



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.


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.







Office of the Town Clerk

Ann L Green

661 West Main Street

Hancock, New York 13783

607 637-3651

607 637-4617 (fax)


PURSUANT TO SECTION 103D of the General Municipal Law, the Town of Hancock, County of Delaware, State of New York, will accept sealed bids for various stone and gravel products.
Bids will be received by the Town Board at the Town Clerk’s Office, 661 West Main Street, Hancock, New York until 7:30 PM Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at which time the bids will be opened.

The Town Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids. All Bidders shall comply with Section 103-D of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York as it relates to non- collusive bidding. Non-Collusive Bidding Certificate Forms and Bid Specifications may be obtained from the Town Clerk.

Dated: February 8, 2020
Ann L. Green
Town Clerk



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



Press Release


Office of the Town Clerk

Ann L Green

661 West Main Street

Hancock, New York 13783

607 637-3651

607 637-4617 (fax)


For immediate Release:

Town of Hancock Explores Residential Bulk Electricity Purchasing Program

Program will help lower residential electricity rates and protect consumers from predatory marketers

At one public session to be held at Town Hall on Wednesday, November 29th residents of the Town of Hancock can learn about Community Choice Aggregation, the new residential bulk electricity purchasing program.  The session will be held at 6 PM at Hancock Town Hall, 661 West Main Street, Hancock, NY 13783.  Residents are encouraged to bring their questions and electricity bills.

The Town Board passed a resolution to explore Community Choice Aggregation (CCA). CCA is a new opportunity in the state that allows cities, towns, and villages to pool the electricity accounts of residents and small businesses within their municipal boundaries. The bulk purchasing of electricity increases a consumer’s individual buying power, which will result in lower electricity rates for residents.

CCA Programs also help protect residents from bad energy deals. Additionally, communities have the power to customize their programs based on their values and priorities, such as sourcing renewable, ‘green’ energy.  Consumers who do not wish to participate in the program can opt-out, remaining with the utility.

The Municipal Electric and Gas Alliance (MEGA) was selected by the Town of Hancock to fulfill the role of CCA Administrator, overseeing the creation, development, and implementation of the program. No taxpayer or government funds will be used in the creation or operation of the program.

Join representatives from MEGA and the Town Board at the public education session on November 6th or visit megacca.org to learn more


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 numbers for the Tax Collector Barbara McGraw - 607-637-4938 (Evenings Only). There is also a telephone number just for the Town Court -  607-637-3650


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.