The Village clerk's office now offers the convenience of accepting credit cards for municipal payments. A third-party convenience fee will apply to cardholders who wish to pay via credit card. Such fee will be disclosed to cardholder at time of transaction with the option to decline the fee and make payments via cash or check. This fee will be 2.45% ($1.50 minimum). A flat fee of $3.95 applies to all tax payments made using a Visa Consumer Check Card. Effective January 2, 2013 VISA will be accepted for all over the counter transactions including water/sewer payments and will also include a minimum service fee collected of $3.00. All convenience fees will now be referred to as Service Fees for all cards used.
Here is the opportunity to make payments online via this website for your water/sewer payments and tax payments. All service fees apply as described above for all online payments! We accept Discover, MasterCard, and Visa for these payments. Click on the Pay Your Bills Online Here below.
PAY YOUR BILLS ONLINE HERE!!!!!
No Parking on Village Streets 2am - 6am
Residents of the Village of Adams are reminded that there is no parking on all village streets between the hours of 2am - 6am. Tickets will be issued to violators. This will be strictly enforced when snowplowing is necessary on all streets.
2012 Annual Water Quality Report may be viewed by clicking here!
2013 Lawn/garden debris and Tree/brush trimming pickup policy & schedule
If you have a fire hydrant nearby or on your property please help by keeping it clear of snow and ice during the winter season.
The Village would like to remind residents of the leash law for dogs. No dogs are allowed to run at large within village limits. See local law #28 under ordinances on this website for full details. Also it is against the law to allow your dog to urinate, defecate or to commit any other nuisance in any park, in any public building, in any store, parking lot, or upon any public sidewalk, or on private property. Please pick up after your dog while walking within the Village limits or tickets may be issued from complaints.
The Village of Adams now has 10 Pet Waste stations. They are located at Arbor Park on the main corner, downtown next to the Memorial Park/Bridge, in front of Family Dollar, next to South Jefferson Veterinary Hospital parking lot, in front of 42 N. Park St., in front of the Post Office, on the corner of Hungerford Ave. and Roberts St. ( in front of Mr. Sheley's property), in front of Family Dollar, in front of Country View apartments and at the entrance to Elmwood Cemetery. We urge all dog walkers to use the bags, provided at each station, when walking you dogs and dispose of the waste properly. Please contact Nancy Murphy at 232-2120 if you find a station is without bags. A very big thank you to the Adams Revitalization Committee, the Village of Adams and Diane Ferry, DVM.
Birmingham Beckstead click on each article to view pictures of the new waste stations.
of Adams is located in Northern New York about 50 miles north of
Syracuse and 50 miles south of the Canadian border along the
I-81 corridor. The Village was incorporated on December 23,
1857, 150 years ago. The village is the birthplace of J.
Sterling Morton who was the founder of Arbor Day. We therefore
call ourselves the Arbor Day Village.
owns and operates our own water and wastewater treatment
plants. Water is delivered to customers inside and outside the
village and we also contract with the Adams Center Water
District owned by the Town of Adams for their customer’s
consumption of water.
services through part-time police protection and a satellite
office for the New York State Troopers is provided by the
Village in our old municipal building.
fire department has a roster of 60 volunteer members who
actively provide protection to our residents and to the
surrounding areas with mutual aid.
several different zoning districts which include residential,
general commercial, industrial and a wellhead protection
area has been designated as a historic district by the State and
National Registry. Please check out the history link on this
website for additional history information about Adams and
Adams Revitalization Committee
The Adams Revitalization Committee
is made of residents who live in both the Village and Town of
Adams. We meet every first Monday of the month at
different locations which are announced monthly. There will be no meeting held in December, 2013. Happy Holidays!!!!! New members are
always welcomed. Please join us.
Mission statement for the Adams
To involve area residents and
business people for the purpose of:
1. Improving downtown and
surrounding areas and to make Adams and Adams Center more
attractive and appealing
for business, etc.
2. Supporting and encouraging
business and the local economy
3. Providing good quality of
Adams Community Neighborhood Watch
The Adams community neighborhood watch has recently been established within neighborhoods of the Village and hold monthly meetings will be announced each month. Please visit our website at: www.adamscommunityneighborhoodwatch.com.
Drawings of conceptual facade studies completed
as part of a Quality Communities design study