Overlooking the harbor One Room Schoolhouse Sideview of Stone Bridge/Mill Creek Sulpher Springs Church


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The Town Highway Department & Town Clerk with the new Gradall that was purchased last year. Community Involvement with Town Supervisor Beth Arthur and Town Clerk Brenda Bockus at the Sackets Connect Volunteer and Membership drive.



Town of Hounsfield

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Located east of Lake Ontario, the Town of Hounsfield’s scenic beauty emerges. Dramatic uninterrupted vistas and breathtaking limestone waterfront cliffs characterize the Town’s 27,291 acres of natural beauty. Once renowned for flourishing dairy farms and prosperous cheese factories, today the Town is the hub of cultural tourism in Jefferson County’s central region.

Water is a key feature. Mill Creek flows through its center. Its border are defined by Black River, Black River Bay and Henderson Bay. The islands of Gull, Snake (Bass), Calf, Great and Little Galloo and Stony expand the Town’s shoreline.

The Town named after Ezra Hounsfield, was formed from Watertown on February 17, 1806. Settlers arrived quickly as news spread of abundant forests, fertile soil, bountiful fish and game.

Nestled on the Town’s western boundary is Sackets Harbor which housed the military and naval headquarters for the US Northern frontier during the war of 1812.

Early settlers recognized the rich opportunities in the Town’s land and water resources. The population has grown from 2,700 in 1880 to today’s 3,300 figure. Two hundred years after settlement, the Town of Hounsfield is a popular place for both year-round residents and visitors.

Robert and Jeannie Brennan
Town Historians




Planning Board meetings
1st Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM
Town Board meetings
2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM
Water Committee meetings
3rd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM



Lakeside Cemetery
Rules and Regulations / Meeting Minutes


Cemetery Committee meetings will be held once a month. Dates will be posted at the beginning of the month.

18774 County Route 66
Watertown, NY 13601
(315) 782-6380

Everyone is welcome
We are looking for community involvement
To help beautify our local cemetery
We welcome any suggestions.


new hours Town of Hounsfield
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The Town of Hounsfield has an open position for Planning Board Chair person.

Please send letter of interest to the Town Clerk at townclerk@townofhounsfield.com or mail to Town of Hounsfield, c/o Town Clerk, 18774 Co. Rt. 66, Watertown, NY 13601 by May 22, 2024.


JEFFERSON COUNTY PUBLIC NOTICE CONCERNING THE EXAMINATION OF ASSESSMENT INVENTORY AND VALUATION DATA (Pursuant to Section 501 of the Real Property Tax Law) Notice is hereby given that assessment inventory and valuation data is available for examination and review. This data is the information which will be used to establish the assessment of each parcel which will appear on the Tentative Assessment Roll of the Town of Hounsfield which will be filed on or before May 1, 2024. The information may be reviewed, by appointment, in the Assessors Office at 18774 Co. Rt. 66 on May 1, 8, & 15th between the hours of 9 AM and 1 PM and on May 18 between hours of 4 PM and 8 PM. An  appointment to review the assessment information may be made by telephoning the assessor at 315-782-6380 ext. 6. Dated 10th day of April James Rounds Jr. Sole Assessor

JEFFERSON COUNTY PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF COMPLETION OF TENTATIVE ASSESSMENT ROLL (Pursuant to Section 1526 of the Real Property Tax Law Revised by L 1970 ch 957) HEARING COMPLAINTS Notice is hereby given that the Assessor of the Town of Hounsfield County of Jefferson, has completed the Tentative Assessment Roll for the current year; that a copy thereof has been left with the Town Clerk at 18774 Co. Rt. 66, Watertown, NY 13601, where it may be seen and examined by any person interested therein during the hours and date following Town Clerk regular hours M - Th. 8 30- 4 00, May 1-24th. On FIFTH WEDNESDAY OF MAY NEXT, The Board of Assessment Review will meet between the hours of 4-8 PM at 18774 Co. Rt. 66 to hear and examine all complaints in relation to such assessments, on the application of any person believing himself aggrieved hereby. Dated this 10th day of April 2024. James Rounds, Sole Assessor



The Town of Hounsfield Committee for the Advancement of Tourism was appointed for the purpose of distributing funds to non-profit agencies and organizations.These funds are to be used for the exclusive purpose of promoting and developing tourism in the Town of Hounsfield and the Village of Sackets Harbor.



Village of Sackets Harbor Mayor Alex Morgia & Town of Supervisor Beth Arthur


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Mailbox Notice To Residents
Notice to Residents with Mailboxs on Hwy Right-of-Way

Snow Removal And Winter Driving




There are no employment opportunities at this time. We will update when openings are available.



The Town has the responsibility and right to maintain clear and safe roadways for our residents. Impediments to safe travel and interference with lines-of-sight are typically prohibited within the Town's right-of-way. Our Town employees will continue to do the best they can to provide our residents with clean, well maintained, and safe roads while we review the current roadside maintenance practices.

Your Town Council


Town of Hounsfield

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Adopted Town Budget


Town of Hounsfield

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2023 PRELIMINARY Budget Links

Preliminary Sales Tax Distribution
Preliminary Tentative Budget Review
Preliminary Tentative Budget
Preliminary Tax Rate Worksheet
Preliminary Water Rate
Preliminary Fund Balance Policy Review



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The Annual Financial Report Update Document has been reviewed and accepted by the NYS Comptrollers and has been filed and available for review at the Town Clerks office.

The Town of Hounsfield Claims Auditing Report Examination is available for the public to view at the Town Clerks office during office hours.

Town of Hounsfield
Supervisor’s Annual Report

The detailed Annual Financial Report of the Supervisor of the Town of Hounsfield has been filed in the office of the Town Clerk at 18774 County Route 66, Watertown, NY. These reports for the year 2021 are public records and are available for inspection by all interested persons.

Brenda Bockus, Town Clerk

Comprehensive Plan

Comprehensive Plan of 2014
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2023 Final Assessment Roll (10/27/22)
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2024Tentative Assessment Roll (5/9/24)
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If you are interested in serving in any local government position for the Town of Hounsfield, please call the Town Clerk at (315) 782-6380 or email: townclerk@townofhounsfield.com.



Historic Sackets Harbor in the Town of Hounsfield is located in Jefferson County, New York, just 8 miles from the City of Watertown. The Township is considered to be in the ‘Northern New York’ section of the state, approximately an hour from the Thousand Islands, and a half hour from Fort Drum Military Installation. The land comprising the town was purchased by Augustus Sackett in 1801. The Town itself being named for Ezra Hounsfield.

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Home Highway Superintendent Zoning Board of Appeals Water Department
Town Board Zoning Officer Assessor Sackets Harbor School
Town Clerk Planning Board Justice Court Genealogy

Contact Us

You may contact the Town of Hounsfield for Dog Licenses, Hunting Licenses, Transfer Site, Elections, assessments, board of assessment, zoning officer, official town business, highway superintendent, board meetings, justice court system and criminal cases, find out about town board representatives and Hounsfield town councilmen, local laws, water district, zoning information and more. Call us at (315) 782-6380 for specifics.


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To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD)."

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