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: Hiking the Adirondacks, by Stephen and Luisa Towne; Pyramid Mountain from the Gothics trail, Lake Champlain sunrise, The High Peaks, and Whiteface Mountain by Anna Reynolds.)
On behalf of Supervisor Shaun Gillilland and the Essex County Farm Bureau you are invited to a “Taste of Essex County.” The Essex County Farm Bureau is organizing a “Taste of Essex County”. This event will highlight agriculture and farms that are resurgent in a lot of the towns in Essex County. Farms from various towns will be gathered on the front lawn of the Essex County Complex on Monday, July 31 at approximately 11:00 a.m. following the Ways and Means committee meeting. A variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, cheeses and other foods that are grown or produced locally throughout the County will be featured. The public is invited and encouraged to attend this agricultural event and sample a “Taste of Essex County.”
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!
Purpose and procedure for municipalities to refer zoning actions to the Essex County Planning Board
Essex County EMS Strategic Plan: the creation of a strategic plan for Essex County EMS operations, to create a self-sustaining EMS system that provides excellent service to the residents and visitors to the County