Classic County SealWelcome 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: Pyramid Mountain from the Gothics trail, by Anna Reynolds; Hiking the Adirondacks, by Stephen and Luisa Towne; Forever Wild, the High Peaks, Lake Champlain sunrise, and Whiteface Mountain, by 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!

The Town of Ticonderoga will be accepting applications for the position of Accounting Officer to run the Town’s Finance Department. The duties of the position include overseeing the Town’s financial operations, including staff supervision, meeting compliance requirements as specified by the NY Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) and filing the Town’s annual update document. The applicant should also be proficient at operating a computerized accounting system, of which the Town currently utilizes KVS software. A team player who communicates well is desired. The position is full-time, benefit eligible. Interested persons should apply to Town of Ticonderoga, P.O. Box 471, Ticonderoga, NY 12883.

The Town reserves the right to accept/reject any/all applications. The Town of Ticonderoga is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.

2018 Soil and Water Conservation District Tree and Shrub Sale Poster