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PLEASE BE ADVISED:

Pursuant to the Declaration of a local state of emergency by supervisor gary zuckerman, the town of rye offices are closed to the public until further notice except by appointment only.

To make an appointment please contact the appropriate department:
Appointments will be accepted during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, from 8:30am to 4:00pm

Supervisor's Office: (914) 939-3553

Clerk's Office: (914) 939-3570

Tax Office: (914) 939-3558

Assessment Office: (914) 939-3566

Justice Court: (914) 939-3305

Parks & Rec: (914) 589-2639

We understand that this time is stressful and can be challenging to deal with, please know there are resources to help you and your family through this time. Please see the contact information below if you or someone you know is struggling to deal with the COVID-19 Pandemic.

County Mental Health hotline: 914-995-1900 (8am – 8pm)

County Mental Health text line: 914-461-7281

County COVID-19 Q&A Hotline: 866-588-0195

County COVID-19 FAQ: covid19faq@westchestergov.com

PLEASE BE ADVISED:   FOR MARRIAGE LICENSES & DEATH CERTIFICATES:

  • Couples must both be residents of the Town of Rye
  • Please download and complete the necessary forms BEFORE coming to the office; you will not be allowed to complete the forms in the Town Office
  • Please make sure you have all necessary documentation
  • Upon arrival, you must wait at security to be escorted to the Clerk's Office
  • If your death certificate is needed for immediate purposes over the weekend, please contact the Town Clerk via Email, otherwise please wait till normal business hours to schedule an appointment

PLEASE BE ADVISED:   FOR TAX PAYMENTS & EXEMPTION APPLICATIONS:


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May 7, 2020

Supervisor Gary Zuckerman issues a Local State of Emergency for the Town of Rye Mandating the Wearing of Face Masks in Crawford Park and Rye Town Park:

A State of Emergency was declared in the Town of Rye located in the County of Westchester, State of New York, effective March 16th, 2020 due to the present and future impact of COVID-19 (a.k.a. “Coronavirus”). The Town-wide State of Emergency was extended by proclamation until May 21, 2020, unless extended by a subsequent order of the Supervisor.

This situation threatens the public safety to wit:

On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization designated the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, outbreak as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern; and

On January 31, 2020, the United States Department of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency for the entire United States to aid the nation's healthcare community in responding to COVID-19; and

On March 7, 2020 and March 16th, 2020, the Governor of the State of New York and the County Executive of Westchester County respectively issued Declarations of Emergencies.

Both travel-related cases and community contact transmission of COVID-19 have been documented in the Rye Town area and more cases are expected.

As the Supervisor of the Town of Rye, I, Gary Zuckerman, I hereby exercise my authority under Section 24 of the New York State Executive Law to preserve the public safety and direct all departments, agencies and personnel of the Town of Rye to take steps necessary to protect life and property, public infrastructure, and provide such emergency assistance deemed necessary and vital to the security, well being, and health of our citizens.

In furtherance thereof, since social distancing has not been adequately maintained, effective on May 10, 2020 and until further notice, all people visiting Crawford Park and Rye Town Park over the age of 2, are required to wear a mask or face covering when present in these parks.  Such covering shall completely enclose the mouth and nose.

Dated May 7, 2020

Gary J Zuckerman
Supervisor

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April 21, 2020

Supervisor Gary Zuckerman issues a Local State of Emergency for the Town of Rye:

A State of Emergency is hereby declared in the Town of Rye located in the County of Westchester, State of New York, effective immediately on March 16th, 2020.

This State of Emergency has been declared due to the present and future impact of COVID-19 (a.k.a. “Coronavirus”).

This situation threatens the public safety to wit:

On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization designated the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, outbreak as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern; and

On January 31, 2020, United States Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II declared a public health emergency for the entire United States to aid the nation's healthcare community in responding to COVID-19; and

Both travel-related cases and community contact transmission of COVID-19 have been documented in New York State and more are expected to continue.

New York State is addressing the threat that COVID-19 poses to the health and welfare of its residents and visitors.

On March 7, 2020, Governor Cuomo issued an Executive Order declaring a State of Emergency for New York State.

On March 16th,2020 Westchester County Executive declared a State of Emergency in Westchester County.

This Town-wide State of Emergency shall be in effect for an additional 30 days from the date hereof.

As the Town Supervisor of the Town of Rye, I, Gary Zuckerman, exercise the authority given me under Section 24 of the New York State Executive Law, to preserve the public safety and hereby render all required and available assistance vital to the security, well being, and health of the citizens of this Town.

I hereby direct all departments and agencies of the Town of Rye to take whatever steps necessary to protect the life and property, public infrastructure, and provide such emergency assistance deemed necessary.

Dated April 21, 2020

Gary J Zuckerman
Supervisor

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March 16, 2020

Supervisor Gary Zuckerman issues a Local State of Emergency for the Town of Rye:

A State of Emergency is hereby declared in the Town of Rye located in the County of Westchester, State of New York, effective immediately on March 16, 2020.

This State of Emergency has been declared due to the present and future impact of COVID-19 (a.k.a. "Coronavirus").

This situation threatens the public safety to wit:

On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization designated the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, outbreak as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern; and

On January 31, 2020, United States Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II declared a public health emergency for the entire Unite States to aid the nation's healthcare community in responding to COVID-19; and

Both travel-related cases and community contact transmission of COVID-19 have been documented in New York State and more are expected to continue.

New York State is addressing the threat that COVID-19 poses to health and welfare of its residents and visitors.

On March 7, 2020, Governor Cuomo issued an Executive Order declaring a State of Emergency for New York State.

On March 16, 2020, Westchester County Executive declared a State of Emergency in Westchester County.

This Town-wide State of Emergency will remain in effect for 30 days from the date hereof.

As the Town Supervisor of the Town of Rye, I, Gary J. Zuckerman, exercise the authority given to me under Section 24 of the New York State Executive Law, to preserve the public safety and hereby render all required and available assistance vital to the security, well-being, and health of the citizens of this Town.

I Hereby direct all departments and agencies of the Town of Rye to take whatever steps necessary to protect the life and property, public infrastructure, and provide such emergency assistance deemed necessary.

Dated March 16, 2020

Gary J Zuckerman
Supervisor

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March 4, 2020

Dear Residents of The Town of Rye,

We are all aware of the new Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.

Please pay attention to local media and to go to Westchester County and/or the CDC for guidance or resources. Please be aware of safety precautions you should take to prevent the spread of sickness.

The Town of Rye has been in contact with the appropriate officials. Any updates will be provided.

Mobile COVID-19 testing is available in New Rochelle and is available by appointment (soon in Nassau County). The number for appointments is 1 (888) 364-3065.

Sincerely,

Gary Zuckerman
Town Supervisor

How is COVID-19 spread?
Many of the initial patients with COVID-19 in China had links to a large seafood and live animal market, suggesting animal-to-person spread. However, cases being reported at this time have been occurring through person-to-person spread. The virus is thought to spread mainly:

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
The most common symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.

What can I do to protect myself?
You should go about your daily life, but take the same serious precautions that you would during cold and flu season:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use alcohol based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available;
  • Cough or sneeze into your sleeve or a tissue (not your hands), then throw the tissue in the trash;
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick;
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth;
  • Stay home when you are sick;
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a cleaning product that contains bleach

FACT SHEET ON HOW TO KEEP YOU & YOUR FAMILY SAFE WHILE ENJOYING THE OUTDOORS

UPDATED FACT SHEET FROM THE CDC - 3.13.2020

RESOURCE & INFORMATION FROM THE CDC (center for disease control and protection)

RESOURCE & INFORMATION FROM WESTCHESTER COUNTY

FACT SHEET FROM WESTCHESTER COUNTY

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CDC UPDATE AND SUMMARY WEBSITE

ENVIRONMENTAL CLEANING GUIDELINES

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History

Our town nestles in a valley in the background of which lie the picturesque hills and dales of Westchester County. Our Town of Rye borders on Long Island Sound bordering on Connecticut at the gateway of New England within convenient commuting distance from New York and in the metropolitan area. While we started with the Boston Post Road running close to the sound and constituting our main highway, a toll road along which passed the horse-drawn stages, modern parkways and paved highways over which pass speedy motor vehicles now link our Town to all the cities, towns and villages of this great country of ours.

We started as a small settlement on Manursing Island, then developed Poningo Neck, which now is the business section of the City of Rye, and the Saw Pit, which now is Port Chester on the Byram River, with paths leading to various parts of the town. The Post Road, King Street, and the Grace Church Street were among some of our earliest carriage paths. Water transportation and stagecoach were the sole links the early settlers had with the outside world. The young settlement known as Saw Pit, so named from the saw pits then in use, continued as such until it outgrew this homespun name and became Port Chester by incorporating as a village in 1868 signifying a sea port which remains to this day. 

Early life in the settlement was strenuous. Attacks by Indians and severe winters were a deterrent to these early settlers. Farming, fishing, logging, and trading were the principal occupations. At Saw Pit, logs were cut for use in shipbuilding operations. Our town had no improvements in those days and homes were simple and crude. The seed sown by these early settlers was nurtured and grew to the present day when we enjoy the modern conveniences of our times.

For more information about the Town of Rye and early settlement, see Chronicles of a Border Town by Charles Washington Baird.

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