Town of Olive Offices and Departments


45 Watson Hollow Road
West Shokan, NY 12494


Town Board Member and Chief Fiscal Officer


Supervisor Office Hours are Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4 pm (except holidays).

Sylvia B. Rozzelle

PO Box 180
West Shokan, NY 12494
(845) 657-8118 menu option 4
Fax: (845) 657-6117  (Supervisor, Assessor and Building Dept. ONLY– See below!) 

The Supervisor’s Email is:

For Park Rental information, please speak to Rebecca DeGondea in the Supervisor’s Office at
(845) 657-8118 x 10.

Park reservations are made after the 1st of the year. The form can be found here and under documents. Please call to see if a weekend date is available before submitting a form. Parks are only rented out on Saturday and Sundays.

Town Clerk/Tax Collector

Records Management Officer/ Registrar

Archives Administrator

Handicapped Parking Permit Designee


Town Clerk Office Hours are Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4 pm (except holidays).

Dawn Giuditta

PO Box 96 
West Shokan, NY 12494
(845) 657-8118 menu option 5
Fax: (845) 657-2016


Dog Licenses

All dogs age six months or older must be licensed in New York State.  Rabies certificates are required at the time of licensing your dog.  You can complete the dog license application form and submit it to the Town Clerk’s office along with the rabies certificate, spaying/neutering certificate (if applicable), and the appropriate fee.  The dog will be issued an identification tag which will remain with the dog for his lifetime.  The license, however, will be renewed annually.  Replacement tags can be purchased through the Town Clerk’s Office at a fee of $15.00.

Handicapped Parking Permits

The applicant and the medical doctor must complete the Handicapped Parking Permit form and submit it in person or by mail to the Town Clerk.  The applicant must also present their NYS Driver License or Non-Driver License at the time of applying for the permit.  Permits are issued either on a temporary basis of six months or a permanent basis of 5 years depending on the doctor’s recommendation.

Home Delivered Meals Program

The Olive Home Delivered Meals Program is a volunteer program run through the Town Clerk’s Office.  Eligibility to receive home delivered meals is determined by the Ulster County Office of the Aging.  You can contact 845-334-5125 (Intake at the OFA) to register for the program and can receive further information at

Anyone wishing to volunteer to deliver the meals should contact Dawn at 657-8118 x5 for information.  Depending on the number of people on the list it may take up to an hour and a half to deliver the meals.  Meals are picked up by our volunteers at approximately 10:45 a.m. Monday through Friday at the Town Meeting Hall and delivered to the list of people as provided by the Town Clerk.

Sporting Licenses

The Town Clerk’s Office issues NYS DEC licenses during normal office hours.  Licenses may also be purchased directly from the DEC online at

New York City DEP Access Permits

Access permits for New York City lands and reservoirs are not issued by the Town of Olive.  These permits may be obtained online at



Assessor office hours are Monday – Friday 9 am – 4 pm (except holidays)

William Cook: Sole Assessor
Carla Madsen: Assessor’s Aide

Assessment Rolls Per NY State Law

PO Box 180
West Shokan, NY 12494
Phone: 845-657-8118 menu option 13
Fax: (845) 657–6117


The assessor is the official who estimates the market value of real property within the town. Assessments are based on an analysis of sales of properties within the town and information provided by Ulster County and NY State with the ultimate goal of maintaining a fair and equitable assessment roll. Our office is also responsible for the administration of real property exemption programs and for providing other reference materials such as property inventory cards, tax maps, etc.

Key Dates:

Exemption Filing Deadline: March 1
Taxable Status Date: March 1
Tentative Roll Filed: May 1
Grievance Day: 4th Tuesday in May
Final Roll Filed: July 1

We are happy to provide you with any help and/or information regarding assessment and real property issues. The records of assessments and inventory are open to the public and may be inspected at the office during regular business hours. Further information and forms may be obtained from the county and state web sites. The NYS Office of Real Property Tax Services has merged with the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance, and the web site for information regarding Assessments and Property Tax Information, including exemption information and application forms, are now accessed at the new web site:
The latest assessment roll for the Town of Olive is now available on-line at:

Building, Planning, and Zoning Department


Department Office Hours for are Monday, Wednesday, & Friday  9 am – 2 pm (except holidays).

Dom Covello: Building Inspector

John Ingram: Zoning Enforcement Officer & Assistant Building Inspector

Town of Olive Building and Zoning Department
PO Box 180
West Shokan, NY 12494
(845) 657-8118 menu option 18 
Town of Olive Planning Board 
PO Box 513
Shokan, NY 12481
Schedule of Fees 2018 
The following forms will open in Adobe Reader when clicked.

Building Permit Application
Application for Zoning Permit
Zoning Permit Map

Wood Stove Application

Application for Certificate of Attestation of Exemption from New York State Workers’ Compensation and/or Disability Benefits Insurance Coverage:

Town Highway Department


Office Hours from the Highway Superintendent are Monday – Friday, 8 am – 3pm (except holidays).
Office Hours are subject to change during inclement weather in the winter months.

PO Box 180
45 Watson Hollow Road
West Shokan, NY 12494

Highway Superintendent

Brian Burns

PO Box 180
West Shokan, NY 12494
(845) 657-8118 menu option 21

Receipt of Payment

Driveway Permit Application

The following must accompany the Driveway Permit Application:
Application for Certificate of Attestation of Exemption from New York State Workers’ Compensation and/or Disability Benefits Insurance Coverage:

Town Justice Court

50 Bostock Road
Shokan, NY 12481

Town Justices

Tanya Davis
Timothy E. Cox


PO Box 201
Shokan, NY 12481
phone: 845-657-2912
fax: 845-657-2672

Office Hours for the Court are Monday – Friday  9 am to 1 pm (except holidays).

Transfer Station and Recycling Center

580 Beaverkill Road
Olivebridge, NY 12461
(845) 657-8177


The Transfer Station is for Olive residents only. Residents may obtain the required permit at the Transfer Station during hours of operation.  Checks or Money Order Only. Yearly permit of 12 months is $30 and a separate punch card for garbage bags can be purchased at the Transfer Station.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday
7:30 am – 3:00 pm
Sunday: 11 am – 2:30 pm (except holidays) Check the website calendar for listings. 

Recyclables such as plastic bottles with necks, tin cans and lids, sorted colored glass, magazines, newspapers, and brown corrugated cardboard do not require a tipping fee. We no longer accept electronics. Please dry out all paint prior to bringing it to the transfer station.  Also, no brush or yard waste is accepted. Any questions? Call before you come: 657-8177

We do not accept C+D (construction and demolition) waste. Please deliver this waste to the UCRRA in Ulster:

999 Flatbush Road (off Route 32 just south of Route 199 overpass)
Mon-Sat 7am to 2:30pm
(845) 336-0600

They only accept “residential” waste on Saturdays.


All other household garbage requires a disposal fee to offset the cost of transferring the solid waste per the Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency agreement. Check with your Transfer Station employee to learn of proper sorting methods.

Dog Control Officer

The Town of Olive’s Dog Control Officer is Jill Shulfeldt
(845) 626-5979  or

(845) 687-7001, after 5PM and weekends/holidays.

We only pick up dogs that are running at large. We do not take in dogs that are unwanted or nuisance/barking animals.
For nuisance calls/dog complaints, please call police dispatch at 331-3115.
Please call Jill Shulfeldt to see your dog has been picked up.
All dogs in the Town of Olive must be licensed. Before you claim your dog, you must show proof of current rabies. No exceptions will be made.

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