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. Take a virtual tour of the Adirondacks. Please visit www.Whiteface.com for ski conditions at Whiteface Mountain and for activities and events at the Olympic venues. Find a snowmobile club. 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.)
The Cascade Express bus route will be suspended from December 29th 2017 until April 2nd 2018. We do not make this choice lightly, but due to a lack of bus drivers, we have no other choice. We hope you will ride with us again in 2018.
The Lake Placid Placid XPRSS SUNDAY bus route will be suspended from December 23rd 2017 until April 1st 2018. We do not make this choice lightly, but due to a lack of bus drivers, we have no other choice. We hope you will ride with us again in 2018. Please click here for the updated schedule (as of 12/27/17).
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.