In the foothills of the Adirondacks, along the banks of the Raquette River, the Village of Potsdam is a vibrant community we call


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The Potsdam Co Op
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Down Market Street, view from the air
Trinity Episcopal Church, view from the air

Welcome to our Village

We hope you look around and stay!

Explore the Locale . . .

In the heart of Northern New York, The Village of Potsdam has a rich heritage, natural beauty, cultural attractions and more. Take a stroll along the scenic Raquette River or visit the museums and galleries that showcase our history.

Explore the local shops and restaurants, or attend one of the many events and festivals held throughout the year. Whether you’re looking for adventure or relaxation, Potsdam has something for everyone. Come and discover all that our wonderful village has to offer!

Upcoming Events

Services & Public Safety

Working to make our Village a world-class place to live . . .

Questions & Answers

Get answers to frequently asked questions . . .

Hours and Location

The Village Offices are open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and are located at 2 Park Street – Civic Center, Potsdam, NY 13676.

Rubbish Pickup and Bags

15- and 30-gallon rubbish bags are available in the Cashier’s office at the Village Offices, or you can get them at: Potsdam IGA (27 Elm St.), Kinney Drugs (48 Maple St. and 200 Market St.), Save-A-Lot (200 Market St.), Evans & White (1 Maple St.), Casella Office (147 Maple St.), or the Casella Transfer Station (472 W. Parishville Rd.) Learn more on the Trash and Recycling page.

Birth Certificate Information

You can get a copy of your birth certificate in-person at our office, or by mailing us an application. Please note: you can only get your birth certificate from us if you were born in the Village of Potsdam. If you were born somewhere else, you must contact the municipality where you were born to obtain a birth certificate.

Starting a Business

Get local planning, zoning, and economic development with the Planning and Development Office. Whatever support your start-up requires, from real estate to financing, from technical to zoning, we’re here to help.

Economic development efforts are supported by both the Potsdam and St. Lawrence County Chambers of Commerce which sponsor a wide range of promotional and educational programs for its members and the community.

Mailing Address

To mail a letter or package, address it to: Village of Potsdam, P.O. Box 5168, Potsdam, New York 13676

Payment Information

You can make payments for parking tickets, water, sewer, or tax payments online, or in-person at the Village Offices. Outside of business hours, you may drop your payment into the locked drop-box affixed to the inner doors of the municipal offices.

Village Code

Where can I find an up-to-date copy of the Village Code?

We keep an accurate copy of the document on our Village Code page, which links to our ecode360 site.

Parks and Locations

There are five parks nearby. You can find more information about each of them on their individual pages. They are: Sandstoner, Lehman, Ives, Garner, and Fall Island.

Village Board Meetings

Village Board meetings are generally held on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. Regular meetings will begin at 6:00 p.m. except during the months of May, June, July & August which will begin at 4:30 p.m.

Who to Contact?

What if I don’t know who to contact regarding my question or problem?

When in doubt call the main Village phone number


Local Organizations

Learn all about local organizations ranging from the Chamber of Commerce to the Farmer’s Market, including about the hospital, media, and nearby governments by visiting the Local Links page.

Downtown Shopping

Whether you want delicious food, warm company, live music, or just the right gift, you can find it in our thriving downtown. Learn more, or better yet, visit today!

Boards & Committees

Making a difference in local governance . . .

Agendas & Minutes

Documentation and Public Records . . .

Board Meeting Minutes

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Village Board Agendas

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Come Visit Us

Contact information and map directions . . .

Village Contact Info

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