Welcome to the Town of Ghent

Ghent is a peaceful town where independence and community coexist. Founded in 1818 from parts of Chatham, Claverack and Kinderhook, it was named for the peace treaty that brought the War of 1812 to a close, re-establishing U.S. independence from Great Britain.

Ghent is tucked away in the beautiful Hudson Valley of Upstate New York, centrally located in Columbia County and northeast of the city of Hudson. It has a total area of 45.4 square miles and a population of 5,402 at the 2010 census. Ghent’s zip code is 12075.


  • Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus December 3

    Join us Sunday from 8:00-11:00am at the Ghent Firehouse, 2230 Route 66. Admission: Adults $8. Kids aged 5-12 $5. Those under 5 free. Breakfast purchase is not required to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

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  • Menorah Lighting to be held December 7

    You are invited to join us for this annual Town of Ghent event. Gather with us on Thursday, December 7 at 4:45pm outside the Ghent Town Hall. Candles will be lit at 4:54pm. Hot cider, cocoa, cookies and chocolate coins will be served.

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  • Planning Board Public Hearings to be held December 6

    First: for the purpose of considering a special use permit application for a contractor facility to be operated on the lands of A&B Property Enterprises. Second: for the purpose of considering a special use permit application for a self-storage facility to be operated on the lands of 4C’s Property Management LLC

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  • Town Board Public Hearing to be held November 9

    This meeting will be held at the Ghent Town Hall to consider the provisions of the Town of Ghent Preliminary Budget for the fiscal year 2024.

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  • Zoning Board of Appeals Public Hearing to be held October 11

    TOWN OF GHENT ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that there will be a public hearing before the Town of Ghent Zoning Board of Appeals on October 11, 2023, beginning at 7:00 p.m., for the purpose of considering an area variance applicable to the lands of Steven Johnson, 2189 NY

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  • Aerial Bucket Truck Bid


    TOWN OF GHENT ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that the Town of Ghent, Columbia County, New York, hereby advertises for bids for the furnishing of an aerial bucket truck in accordance with certain specifications, which may be obtained from the Ghent Town Clerk during normal business hours, Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 2:30

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