Please note: the Ticonderoga DMV office will be closed on Wednesday, May 11, 2016.

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.   Please visit for activities and events at the Olympic venues.  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 photo: Pyramid Mountain and the High Peaks, by Anna Reynolds)

Please note: the County has a new GIS website. Please follow this link to the new site and update your bookmarks accordingly.

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)

The approved 2016 expenditures budget
and 2016 revenues budget

The Essex County Treasurer’s Office now accepts credit and debit card payments for delinquent property taxes and installment payments – please CLICK HERE for more information.

Please note: all FOIL requests should be directed to County Attorney Dan Manning (518) 873-3380

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Please click on this link for the 2016 Tree and Shrub order form and descriptions.

2016 Tree and Shrub Sale Poster