You must enter at the Court entrance door on James Street between City Hall and Police Headquarters.

You must wear a mask and there will be a COVID questionnaire to fill out before you can enter City Hall.

Only a certain amount of the public will be able to enter City Hall at a time so we do suggest you mail your requests if possible for any department. Also please check our website for all applications. Please call the department to get instructions on what is needed for your request by mail or online.

Please call City Hall the department you need for any questions.
Mayor Office – 845-346-4100
Department of Public Works – 845-343-3169
Corporation Counsel – 845-346-4140
Clerk Office – 845-346-4166
Finance Office – 845-346-4150
Civil Service – 845-346-4106
Community Development – 845-346-4170
City Court – 845-476-3630
Assessor Office – 845-346-4141
Recreation & Parks – 845-346-4180

Tune in on July 14th at 7 PM for the 2nd Police & Community Panel Meeting 

Topics of Conversation:

  • What is “Defund the Police” & How does it impact Middletown?
  • Demilitarization of the Police Department
  • Body Cameras

Please be advised, this meeting is closed for Public Comment. if you would like to submit a question or comment for the record, please email

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call 1 (415) 655-0052 , Access Code 758-750-623

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WHEREAS, the increased use of fireworks has created a substantial safety risk to persons and property in the City of Middletown.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT Resolved, and be it Ordained, by the Common Council of the City of Middletown, New York, as follows:

Section 1. The Code of the City of Middletown, N.Y., Chapter 265, Fireworks, as adopted July 14, 1980, and as amended thereafter, be and is hereby amended by creating a new Section 265-4 (Prohibited actions) to read as follows:

No person shall possess, sell, detonate, light, or in any way use any type of fireworks, dangerous fireworks or sparkling devices as defined in Section 270.00 of the Penal Law in the City of Middletown. It shall not be a defense to prosecution of this Section that the subject fireworks, dangerous fireworks or sparkling device was purchased legally.

Section 2. The Code of the City of Middletown, N.Y., Chapter 265, Fireworks, as adopted July 14, 1980, and as amended thereafter, be and is hereby amended by creating a new Section 265-5 (Penalties for offenses) to read as follows:


A person who shall violate a provision of this Chapter shall be guilty, upon
conviction, of an offense punishable by a fine not less than $250 nor more than $1,000 or by imprisonment for a period not exceeding 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Each day that a violation is permitted to exist shall constitute a separate offense.

Section 3. Severability. The sections, paragraphs, sentences, clauses, and phrases of this Ordinance are severable, and if any phrase, clause, sentence, paragraph, or section of this Ordinance shall be declared unconstitutional or illegal by the valid judgment or decree of a court of competent jurisdiction, such unconstitutionality or illegality shall not affect any of the remaining phrases, clauses, sentences, paragraphs, and sections of this Ordinance.

Section 4. This Resolution and Ordinance shall take effect immediately.

WHEREAS, Our country is made up of people from every nation on earth, who are declared equal not only in freedom but also in justice, both of which are essential for a healthy human civilization; and

WHEREAS, On New Year's Day, January 1, 1863, using his war powers as President, Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, providing that all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State "shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free;" and

WHEREAS, The Emancipation Proclamation made the permanent abolition of slavery a Union war aim and provided the legal framework for the emancipation of nearly all four million slaves as the Union armies advanced; and

WHEREAS, Hearing of the Proclamation, many slaves escaped to Union lines as the army units moved south; and

WHEREAS, Texans began the celebration of Juneteenth in 1866, with community events such as parades, cookouts, prayer gatherings, musical performances and historical cultural readings; some communities purchased land for Juneteenth celebrations, such as Emancipation Park in Houston, TX; and as freed families emigrated from Texas to other parts of the United States, they carried the Juneteenth celebration with them; and

WHEREAS, Al Edwards, a freshman state representative, put forward the bill 1979 making Texas the first state to grant this emancipation celebration; and on January 1, 1980, Juneteenth became an official Texas state holiday; and since then, 45 other states and the District of Columbia have also declared it an official holiday; and

RESOLVED, I, Joseph M. DeStefano, Mayor of the City of Middletown, do hereby designate the June 19th, 2020 as Juneteenth.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the City,
DONE at the City of Middletown, New York this nineteenth day of June 2020. Dated: June 19, 2020