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A few of the resolutions which were passed during the April 5th Board Meeting:Resolution No. 75 - Designating April 2021 as National Donate Life Month. No. 80 - To Commemorate the One Year Anniversary of COVID-19 in Essex County. No. 81 - Proclaiming the week of April 18th - 24th as National Crime Victims Rights Week. To see all of the recently passed resolutions visit the County Board Resolution page: ... See MoreSee Less
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More Vaccine Clinics were announced by Public Health and are coming soon! Next Clinic is in Keene at the Keene Central School on April 7th. You can see more details below or contact the Essex County Health Department with any questions.April 7 COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Keene Central School from 9am - 3pm - 410 doses available!Keene Central School Clinic Registration Link: Shuttle from Lake Placid to Keene Clinic!! If you need transportation, CALL 518-873-3500 for more information before scheduling your appointment.MODERNA is the vaccine provided at our clinics. The Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine is administered as a 2-dose series, 28 days apart. You must be able to receive your second dose on the date listed below if you attend a corresponding first dose clinic with ECHD. _____________________________On April 6, 2021, all New Yorkers age 16+ will be eligible to schedule and receive the COVID-19 vaccines. All of our April COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics will be open to anyone 18 years of age and older**.**Moderna is authorized for use in individuals 18 years of age and older. ____________________________ What Can I Expect When I Get to My Vaccination Appointment? Please arrive to your vaccination appointment with your driver’s license or NYS Identification. Please wear a short-sleeved shirt for ease of access to the vaccination site. ... See MoreSee Less
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Beginning tomorrow, those 30+ can receive COVID-19 Vaccine!Register for our clinic in Willsboro tomorrow - appointments available: Starting Tuesday, April 6 at 8am, all New Yorkers age 16+ will be eligible to schedule and receive the COVID-19 vaccines. And beginning tomorrow at 8am, all New Yorkers age 30+ will be eligible to schedule and receive the vaccines. #VaccinateNY ... See MoreSee Less
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Essex County, New York - Welcome to Essex County

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Welcome to the Essex County Government Center website. The world-famous, picturesque mountain village of Lake Placid, nestled in the scenic High Peaks of the Adirondacks and the shores of Mirror Lake in Essex County, is the proud site of legendary performances in two Winter Olympics. Hike in the highest peaks and vast pristine forests of the Adirondacks, or take your canoe and fishing pole to numerous ponds, lakes, and rivers.  Go boating on Lake Placid, relax in the lakeside towns along Lake Champlain or Schroon Lake, experience the rich history of Fort Ticonderoga, or explore the Ausable Chasm. Take a virtual tour of the Adirondacks. The County offers many more seasonal and year-round recreational and cultural activities. For reservations at the Essex County Fairgrounds in Westport, please call (518) 962-8733. For facility use permit requests, storage or fee schedules, please visit the Fairgrounds website. (Banner photos: Fall Photos 2018 – courtesy of Anna Reynolds.)

Essex County Room Occupancy Tax Law | Room Occupancy Tax Registration Form with instructions and the Room Occupancy Tax Return Form with instructions (both fillable with Internet Explorer and Google Chrome)

New primary residence homeowners: REGISTER for STAR credit here!