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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND PUBLIC NOTICES

  • Town Council Appointments

    The Ghent Town Board on January 19, 2023 appointed Dan Barufaldi and Lynda Nielsen to the open council seats. Below is a brief bio of each new Board member. Welcome Dan and Lynda. Dan Barufaldi has been a Ghent resident with his beloved wife, Catherine, since 2013. His professional experience has included careers in health …

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  • Planning Board Public Hearing February 1: Special Use Permit for a Kennel

    The public hearing will be conducted and open to the public at the Ghent Town Hall beginning at 7:00pm.

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  • Town of Ghent Advertisement for Stainless Steel Dump Body Bid

    Please take notice that the Town of Ghent, Columbia County, New York, hereby advertises for bids for the furnishing of a stainless steel dump body 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 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m. …

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  • January 11 ZBA Meeting is Canceled

    The Town of Ghent Zoning Board of Appeals will not be meeting on January 11, 2023. There are no applications before the Board.

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  • 2023 Ghent Court Calendar

    Court is held the first and second Mondays of the month except for January, September and October.

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  • Notice of Receipt of Tax Roll Warrant 2023

    • Michelle Radley has received the 2023 tax roll and warrant, and will attend at the Ghent Town Hall, Monday-Thursday 9:00am-2:30pm, to receive the taxes. • taxes may be paid on or before January 31, 2023, without charge of interest. • tax rolls will be returned to the County Treasurer of the County of Columbia on the 1st day of June 2023.

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