Cambridge Town Hall
846 County Route 59
Cambridge, NY 12816
Phone: 518-677-5532

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Welcome to the Town of Cambridge

Town of Cambridge, NYWelcome to the Town of Cambridge website. The Website Committee developed as a resource for the local community.

Most importantly the website is updated by members in the community, including you. We want to hear from you, particularly if you are interested in updating information on this website. Please contact us with feedback, and we look forward to hearing from you!

Cambridge is a small town with a unique character and strong sense of community. It’s a town where people care about others, where community events are a big part of community life. We’re located in south central Washington County. The area is made up of beautiful rolling hills, farms, a portion of the village of Cambridge and several small hamlets. 

Upcoming Town Board Meeting - The Town of Cambridge next Town Board meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 13, 2024, 7:30 PM, at the Cambridge Town Hall.

Town of Cambridge Planning Board Meeting - The Town of Cambridge, Planning Board meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 05, at 7:00 PM at the Cambridge Town Hall.

Final Assessment Roll 2023 (pdf) Updated July 01, 2023

New - Tentative Assessment Roll 2024 (pdf) Updated May 01, 2024 

WASHINGTON CO, NY — County, state and federal officials are working to reduce the effects of severe weather and natural disasters. On December 15, 2023, FEMA released preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for Washington County for public comments. The new maps give updated information about communities’ flood risk. They are used to identify areas that may require flood insurance coverage. The current effective paper maps for Washington County were developed between the 1970s and 2000s. Some areas show major flood hazard changes when the new preliminary maps are compared to the current effective maps.

FEMA, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Washington County officials invite residents to learn if the new maps affect them and what they can do take to protect themselves. The Flood Risk and Insurance Open Houses will be held:

Tuesday, April 16, 2024
5 to 8 p.m.

at the:
Bancroft Public Library
181 S. Main St., Salem, NY 12865

Wednesday, April 17, 2024
3 to 6 p.m.

Whitehall Town Hall
57 Skenesborough Drive, Whitehall, NY 12887

Thursday, April 18, 2024
12 to 3 p.m.

at the:
Washington County Municipal Building B
383 Broadway, Fort Edward, NY 12828

The Open Houses will not have a formal presentation. Residents can attend any Open House for any length of time. At the meetings, residents can talk one-on-one with FEMA representatives. They can learn more about their flood risk and to get information on potential changes to flood insurance rates and requirements. If you already have flood insurance, please bring a copy of your declaration page. Residents can also see preliminary versions of the Flood Insurance Study report and the FIRMs here. They can see the updated preliminary maps compared to the old paper maps using the Old Paper Effective vs. New Digital Preliminary Data viewer.

The past FIRMs for Washington County were paper maps that were made between 1970s and 2000s. Because they will be available online, the new maps provide an additional level of transparency. They also help community members decide how to protect themselves from future flood events. The maps and FIS report are the basis for each community’s floodplain management regulations.

Due to these map changes, some properties in Washington County may no longer be in the high-risk flood zone. This zone is known as the Special Flood Hazard Area. If the building will be outside the high-risk flood zone on the new FIRM, flood insurance is no longer federally required. Flood insurance is still recommended, for both homeowners and renters.

Some properties may be included in a high-risk flood zone for the first time. This may mean that those property owners must buy flood insurance. Flooding is the number one natural disaster in the United States. Community members should know their current flood risk and use the available tools and programs to make their property and community safer.

To request a reasonable accommodation (sign language, real-time captioning or other), please email or, or call (833) 285-7448, FEMA’s Civil Rights Resource Line.

To learn more or to access the flood maps, visit FEMA’s Flood Map Service Center at Visit to learn about flood insurance. You may also contact a map specialist at the FEMA Mapping and Insurance eXchange (FMIX) at (877) 336-2627 or

For Open House questions, reach out to our outreach lead, Jenny Gutierrez, at

Timothy R. Hardy, ENP
Deputy Director


The Town of Cambridge Highway Department is seeking applicants for a full-time year-around permanent position.
Minimum of class B CDL is required. Snow plowing and overtime is a must. Mechanical abilities and equipment operator skills are a plus.
Competitive pay and benefits.

Applications available at Town of Cambridge Highway Garage or Town Clerk’s Office, 844 or 846 County Rt. 59 Cambridge, NY 12816.
For further information contact the Highway Superintendent Jim Buckley at (518)-677-3248

Town Clerk
In compliance with social distancing the Town Clerk can be reached
(518) 677-5532
Town Clerk's Webpage

The Assessor is in office on Wednesdays 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
If the Assessor cannot be reached in the office (518) 677-3952.

Assessor's Webpage

Code Enforcement
Attention Town of Cambridge Residents: The town is now contracting Code Enforcement through Washington County.
Any questions please Phone: (518) 746-2150
Washington County Code Enforcement
In compliance with social distancing all Code Enforcement related questions and appointments should be directed to Washington County, Code Enforcement  (518)-746-2150 until further notice.

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