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PUBLIC NOTICE: The Seneca Falls Town Offices will be closed to the general public until further notice.

Any water bill payment will be accepted by mail, drop box or online. Town/County tax payments will be accepted by mail or can be placed in the drop box.

A message from Town Supervisor Michael J. Ferrara and the Seneca Falls Town Board

On behalf of the Seneca Falls Town Board and all of the Town's employees, we hope and pray that all of our town residents are safe and staying healthy!

Please follow Governor Cuomo's "Stay Home Order" unless you are considered an essential worker by your employer. Practice 'social distancing' whenever you are with other people. Continue to wash your hands whenever you come in contact with someone or touch non- sanitized surfaces.

Remember, grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations and other essential business will remain open. There is no need for panic and there is no need to hoard food items. Everyone should purchase groceries as you normally would do. Remember, wherever you are, practice social distancing and clean hands. Be sure to cough or sneeze into your elbow or Kleenex whenever possible. If you purchase gas, wear a pair of disposal gloves while you are pumping the gas and then throw the gloves away at the gas station.

The Governor's goal is to reduce the spread of the Covid-19 virus as much as possible or until Health Care Professionals are better able to reduce the spread. Remember, we do not have a clear understanding of how many people are actually infected. Many of us could be infected but show little or no symptoms.

Effective, Monday, March 23, the Town Offices will be closed to the public. All of our essential services like Police and Water/ Sewer services will not be interrupted. If you have an emergency, please call 911.

If you are able, please check on any of your neighbors to determine if they need assistance, especially the elderly ones!

Please be safe and healthy, together we will overcome this crisis.


Sewer Work Resumes

The contractor who was hired to camera and clean our sewer lines will be back at work in town starting Wednesday, March 25th to continue their work that ended last Fall. This contractor has been deemed as "essential" according to the Governor's current restrictions on business and government activity.

Meeting Notices

Upcoming meetings that will be streamed live here at
Special Town Meeting: March 24, 5:30 - Cancelled
Regular Town Board Meeting: April 7, 6:00

The Town of Seneca Falls Heritage Preservation Commission Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 24, 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID-19 and will be rescheduled at a later date.

The Town of Seneca Falls Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 26, 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID-19 and will be rescheduled at a later date.

The Town of Seneca Falls Planning Board Meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 26, 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID-19 and will be rescheduled at a later date.


SFPD COVID-19 Operational Protocol

As CIVID-19 continues to evolve, so does the required Seneca Falls PD response protocol. Effective immediately, all non-emergency incidents, depending on the nature, that require law enforcement involvement will be handled over the telephone in order to limit contact. On calls requiring law enforcement response, officers may ask you to step outside, in order to create the recommended six feet of social distancing. Understand that if you call E-911 for any reason, dispatchers have instituted new call screening protocols to help identify potential COVID-19 cases. For additional up to date information the New York State Department of Health has issued an informational document that offers guidelines to best address the recent Corona Virus outbreak. Included in this document are a list of resource guides to better prepare for this continued health emergency.

To view this document, visit:

Please be patient with all of our first responders. These new response protocols are temporary and are in place to protect our first responders as well as the community we serve. Our goal is to ensure our staff remains healthy and available to provide the quality of service that our residents and visitors expect.

Town seeks bids for tree service

The Seneca Falls Town Board is seeking sealed bids for cutting down, removing trees and grinding stumps 6” below ground level. Bids must specify the cost per day and the hourly rate. Prevailing wage rate regulations apply. Bidding sheets are available at the Town Clerk’s Office during regular hours of business. All sealed bids must be submitted to the Seneca Falls Town Clerk, 130 Ovid Street, Seneca Falls by 5:00 P.M. on April 7, 2020. Bids will be opened and read at the Seneca Falls Town Board Meeting held on April 7, 2020.

Open Term for Seneca Falls Town Justice

If anyone is interested in completing an open term for Seneca Falls Town Justice please submit your letter of interest and resume to Michael Ferrara, Town Supervisor. This posting closes Friday, March 20 at 3:00 PM. The Town Board will conduct interviews with perspective candidates on Monday, March 23 and will make their appointment at a Special Meeting also scheduled for Monday, March 23 at 12:00. The successful candidate will need to attend a training session the first week of April, 2020. The term of this appointment will end on December 31, 2020. The Town of Seneca Falls will be conducting an election for this position in November of 2020.

2019 Seneca Falls Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

To comply with State regulations, the Town of Seneca Falls, annually issues a report describing the quality of your drinking water. The purpose of this report is to raise your understanding of drinking water and awareness of the need to protect our drinking water sources. Last year, your tap water met all State drinking water health standards. This report provides an overview of last year’s water quality. Included are details about where your water comes from, what it contains, and how it compares to State standards.
- Click here for the full report (.pdf)

Requests for proposals sought for 10 Fall Street property

The Town of Seneca Falls is offering for sale real property located at 10 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, NY; Tax Map ID # 12-1-17.2. The property consists of approximately 1.2 acres and is improved with a two-story office building containing approximately 9680 square feet. There is a 40’x 30’ outbuilding that the Town will subdivide from the parcel and retain. The property is serviced by municipal water and sewer and fronts on Van Cleef Lake in the heart of the Seneca Falls business district. The Town is seeking proposals that will provide the best long term benefit to the citizens of Seneca Falls. The Town Board will review each proposal using the following criteria:
1. Neighborhood impact.
2. Job creation/Economic impact
3. Sustainability
4. Best possible use
5. Purchase price for the real property
- Click here for the complete RFP (.pdf)

Bridgeport Fire District Meeting Schedule for 2020

Please take notice that the monthly meetings of the Bridgeport Fire District Board of Fire Commissioner’s Fire District of the Town of Seneca Falls, County of Seneca, New York, will be held at the Red Jacket Fire House at 2528 Lower Lake Road in Seneca Falls. All meetings will commence at 7 o’clock p.m. on that day.
On the Following dates for 2020:
February 11, 2020
March 10, 2020
April 14, 2020
May 12, 2020
June 9. 2020
July 14, 2020
August 11, 2020
September 8, 2020
October 13, 2020
November 10, 2020
December 8, 2020

Seneca Falls Rings In 2020


Thanks for another Wonderful Weekend in Seneca Falls!



A. All snow, ice, dirt or other obstruction upon any public sidewalk in the Town of Seneca Falls shall be removed by the owner or occupant of the adjoining land immediately after the same is deposited thereon, except as otherwise provided herein. Upon the failure of the owner or occupant to remove the same, it shall be the duty of the Highway Superintendent to remove the same, and the expense thereof shall be a lien upon the adjoining premises and charged and assessed against the same; and if the same is not paid within 30 days after it shall be due and payable, it shall be certified to the Treasurer of the Town, who shall place the same on the real property tax bill for that year with interest and penalties allowed by law and be collected as other Town taxes are collected.
B. It shall be the duty of every owner, tenant, occupant or other person in charge of any premises fronting on any public street or alley to remove all snow and ice from sidewalks before 9:00 A.M. following the time of the deposit.
C. Immediate removal impractical. When weather conditions make it impractical to remove such snow and ice, the owner, tenant, occupant or other person having charge of any premises as aforesaid shall, within the aforesaid specified time, cause the sidewalk abutting on such premises to be covered with salt, sand, or some suitable material and shall, as soon thereafter as the weather permits, thoroughly clean the sidewalks.

Water Department Public Notice

The Seneca Falls Water Department has temporarily discontinued Chloramines as of 09/19/19 as the disinfectant treatment process for our water supply. Due to the continued and unusual temperature of Cayuga Lake it is necessary for us to continue with Free Chlorine. This is a temporary change, and as soon as the lake temperature returns to normal we will gradually return to the Chloramines treatment process. Quality water is a vital to our residents and businesses. The only change you may notice is a stronger chlorine odor while we are using the Free Chlorine disinfectant process. The quality of our water will not change. As always, we want to keep you updated and informed about your drinking water. If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at 315-568-6211. You may also find information online at, and http://epa.go

Notice of Filing of Completed 2019 Assesment Roll

Notice of filing completed Assessment Roll with the Town Clerk (Pursuant to Section 516 of the Real Property Tax Law). Notice is hereby given that the undersigned Sole Assessor for the Town of Seneca Falls, in the County of Seneca, for the year 2019 has finally completed and certified the Assessment Roll. A certified copy thereof, was filed with the Town Clerk for the Town of Seneca Falls, 130 Ovid Street, Seneca Falls, N.Y., on the 1st day of July 2019, where the same will remain open to public inspection during regular business hours.
Dated this 1st day of July, 2019
Deborah L. Waite
Acting Assessor, Town of Seneca Falls

Water Bill Collection

Water bills are now being accepted in the Water Department from 8:30 am till 4 pm. Same building, 130 Ovid Street. This is being done to help make this an easier process for all involved, also a drop box is being installed for after hours convenience to our residents.

Seneca Falls Court Occupancy Update

Due to Fire Code issues, the Seneca County Fire Marshall has temporarily set the occupancy of the Seneca Falls Court room to a maximum of 49 individuals.


Day Court Office Hours

The Day Court Office Hours are 9 A.M. to 1 P.M., Monday through Friday.

Stay Informed on emergency issues with Hyper-Reach

The Seneca Falls Water Department will use, the "Hyper-Reach" emergency telephone notification system to inform residents of emergency water issue such as, boil water advisories and water conservations needs, as a way to reach residents quicker when an issues arises. This is the same system that the Seneca Falls Police Department uses in conjunction with the Seneca County and the Sheriff’s Department. Mobile/cell phone users must register for this service in order to receive notification. Users have the option to receive audio messages, text messages or both along with an email alert. Registration takes a few minutes and all information is kept confidential. All hardline users will automatically receive these notifications. Click here to register.

Sewer Inspections Now Required

Effective immediately: The Town of Seneca Falls through combination of the old “Village” and “Town” of Seneca Falls Codes has created one uniform code, applicable to all residents. Inflow / Infiltration Inspections (Aka Sewer Inspections) are now required to be completed on all properties in Seneca Falls and all areas serviced by the public sewer of the Town. Procedure dictates (§230-64), that inspection be completed prior to the transfer of a property and to comply with code §230, Articles IV and VIII. The main purpose of the inspection requirement is to prevent stormwater from entering the wastewater sewer system that is ultimately treated at the Town’s wastewater treatment plant. This is required to ensure compliance with the NYS Department of Conservation. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Water and Sewer Codes, please contact the Water Department at (315)568-6211. All Code questions can be research at or you can contact the Zoning & Code Enforcement Officer at (315)568-8013 for information.

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