Seneca Falls, NY - Historic Gateway to the Finger Lakes
    Town Government | Community | For Business | Police | Fire | Seneca County | Historic Seneca Falls        Visit Seneca Falls!    Home

Seneca Falls Town Board Special Meeting on June 7th

The Seneca Falls Town Board will hold a Special Meeting at 6:00 P.M. on Monday, June 7, 2021 at the Seneca Falls Community Center, 35 Water Street, Seneca Falls, NY. The purpose of the Meeting is to begin the framework for the 2022 Budget.

Seneca Falls Town Public Hearing & Board Meeting on 6/1/21


RFP - 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 1.4 acres and is improved with a two-story office building containing approximately 9680 square feet. There is a 40’x30’ 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.
- Click here for the complete RFP (.pdf)

Sign-Up for CodeRED Community Alerts

Please take a moment to fill in the appropriate information here to be notified by your local emergency response team in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts. Examples include: evacuation notices, bio-terrorism alerts, boil water notices, and missing child reports.

Seneca Falls Town Board Meeting on 5/4/21


Notice of Completion of Tentative Assessment Roll

(Pursuant to Sections 506 and 526 of the Real Property Tax Law)
HEARING OF COMPLAINTS (Download Notice in .pdf)

Notice is hereby given that the Assessor of the Town of Seneca Falls, County of Seneca, has completed the Tentative Assessment Roll for the current year and that a copy has been left with the Town Assessment Office, at 130 Ovid Street, where it may be seen or examined by any interested person until the last Tuesday in May. The Tentative Assessment Roll is also available for viewing on the Seneca County Website: per the requirement of RPTL section 1590 (2).

The Assessor will be in attendance with the Tentative Assessment Roll on: May 4th, May 8th,

May11th, and May 18th.

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, I will be available by appointment only. Feel free to call me at: 315.568.9700.

Grievance Day may, or may not, be held as usual depending on State mandated restrictions. At the very least, the Board of Assessment Review will receive all complaints with written material.

The Board of Assessment Review will meet on: May 25, between the hours of 4:00 to 8:00 PM. at the Town of Seneca Falls Municipal Building, located at 130 Ovid Street in said Town, to examine all complaints in relation to assessments on the application of any person believing him/herself to be aggrieved.

A publication containing procedures for contesting an assessment is available at your Town Assessor’s Office.

Dated this 1st day of May, 2021
Deborah L. Von Wald, Assessor
Town of Seneca Falls


Public Notice

Notice concerning the examination of assessment inventory and valuation data (Pursuant to Section 501 of the Real Property Tax Law).

Notice is hereby given that assessment inventory and valuation data is available for examination and review. The data is the information which will be used to establish the assessment of each parcel which will appear on the tentative assessment roll of the Town of Seneca Falls which will be filed on or before May 1st. The information may be reviewed, by appointment, in the Assessor’s office at 130 Ovid Street, Seneca Falls, NY. An appointment to review the assessment information may be made by calling the Accessor at 315-568-9700.

Dated on this 1st day of April 2021.
Accessor - Deborah L. Von Wald - Visit Assessor Page


Job Posting: Town Ordinance Enforcement Officer

The Town of Seneca Falls is seeking application for Town Ordinance Enforcement Officer. This is a Competitive Civil Service Position.
Distinguishing Features Of The Class: Enforcement of applicable Town local laws, codes, rules and regulations that relate to zoning and building requirements: performs inspections of property to ensure compliance with same: conducts inspections and enforces municipal code provisions and land use regulations pertaining to public welfare, safety, nuisance, property maintenance and structure design, work is performed under the general direction of the Seneca Falls Town Board. The Town Zoning and Ordinance Enforcement Officer will be expected to consult with the Seneca Falls Police Department at times. Does related work as required. In addition, works in conjunction with the Town’s Planning and Zoning Boards.
Minimum Qualifications:
Graduation from high school and (2) years of experience in building construction work: or any equivalent combination of experience and training. Competitive wages and benefits. Application should be made through Seneca County’s job site portal that can be accessed at:

Seneca Falls Looks to Begin Organic Waste Program

The Town of Seneca Falls is exploring the feasibility of an organics recycling program. If you are a Seneca Falls resident or a business in Seneca Falls that produces organic waste, please take the appropriate short survey below.
- 2021 BUSINESS survey for FREE Organics Recycling
- 2021 RESIDENT survey for FREE Organics Recycling

Town Board Meeting - March 2, 2021


Seneca Falls Police Reform Plan

On June 12, 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order directing municipalities that employ police officers to actively engage stakeholders in the local community and develop locally approved plans for the strategies, policies and procedures of local police agencies. In accordance with this order, the Seneca Falls Police Department in conjunction with the Seneca County Criminal Justice Advisory Board, Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, Villages of Waterloo, and Interlaken, enthusiastically entered a collaborative county wide process to obtain stakeholder and community involvement. This plan is reflective of community stakeholders and community feedback directly from the community forum and survey.
- Click here for the SFPD Reform Plan (.pdf)

2020 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)

Submit questions to Town Supervisor Michael Ferrara

Town Supervisor Michael J. Ferrara conduct a question and answer session at an upcoming date to answer questions from Town of Seneca Falls residents. To send your question, please e-mail with the subject line 'Seneca Falls'. Please give your name and street of residence. Anonymous questions will be accepted but are not guaranteed to be asked during the Q&A session.

Public Hearing & Regular February Town Council Meeting


Bridgeport Fire District 2021 Meeting Schedule

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 following location: Red Jacket Fire House 2528 Lower Lake Rd. Seneca Falls, NY 13148 Upon completion and occupancy of the 43 West Bayard St. Station Meeting will be held at that location. On the Following dates for 2021:
February 9, 2021
March 9, 2021
April 13, 2021
May 11, 2021
June 8. 2021
July 13, 2021
August 10, 2021
September 14, 2021
October 12, 2021
November 9, 2021
December 14, 2021

All meetings will commence at 7 o’clock p.m. on that day. This notification is being given to the news media pursuant to the provisions of Public Officers Law §104.


Town of Seneca Falls 2021 Preliminary Budget

- Click here for 2021 Preliminary Budget (.pdf)

Seneca County Police Reform & Reinvention Survey Results

The Police Reform and Community Reinvention Committee, being led by leading Criminal Justice Officials and the Criminal Justice Advisory Board continues to move towards a reform that is effective and meaningful to respective communities. The survey results reflect the wants and needs of the 561 survey participants and public forum participants.
- Click here to download the survey results (.pdf)

2020 Fountain Dedication


NYSDOT Office of Civil Rights

The documents below are Town adopted and include Title VI Non-Discrimination Assurances and the Policy Statements which support those assurance.
- Signed 2020 Standard Title VI Non Discrimination Assurances
- Signed DBE Policy Statement
- Signed EEO Policy Statement
- Signed LEP Policy Statement
- Signed M WBE Policy Statement
- Complaint and Procedures Form

Seneca County Police Reform Forum in Seneca Falls


Notice of Bond Resolution

A resolution adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Seneca Falls on September 1, 2020 authorizes a project consisting of the increase and improvement, aquisition and construction of a new equalization tank...
- Click here for the full Bond Resolution (.pdf)

Town of Seneca Falls Adopted 2020 Budget

- Click here to download the 2020 Town of Seneca Falls Budget (.pdf)

Notice of Filing of Completed Assessment Roll for 2020

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 2020 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 2020, where the same will remain open to public inspection during regular business hours.

Dated this 1st day of July, 2020
Deborah L. Von Wald
Assessor, Town of Seneca Falls


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.

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.

Seneca Falls, NY in Winter

Seneca Falls Development Corp.

Seneca Falls, NY


Call 911 For Emergencies

Town Government | Community | For Business | Police | Fire | Seneca County | Historic Seneca Falls | Visit Seneca Falls | Home
© 2021 The Town of Seneca Falls, NY