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Welcome to The Town of Wolcott, New York


Town Supervisor

Town Clerk

Code Enforcement

Planning & Economic


Animal Control


Highway Department


Board Members

Supervisor: Lynn Chatfield

Councilman: Adam Ellis, Jr.

Councilman: Dan Youngman

Councilman: Derek Ceratt

Councilwoman: Lori Furguson

Contact Us

Town of Wolcott
6070 Lake Ave.
Wolcott , NY 14590
Phone: 315-594-9431
Email: Town Clerk

Our Hours:
Monday - 8:00-5:30
Tuesday - 8:00-5:00
Thursday - 8:00-5:00
Friday - 8:00-3:30
We are closed:
Wednesdays, Weekends and Holidays

Located in Upstate New York

- Please Take Notice -

March 19, 2020,
As a precautionary measure due to COVID-19, the doors to the Town Hall are locked as we are encouraging all staff to avoid unnecessary in-person meetings for the time being. As a result of this residents are asked to call or email ahead of time before visiting the Town Hall, many of your needs can be met through phone or email. The numbers and emails to the offices are as follows:
Town Clerk: 315-594-9431 or wolcotttownclerk@rochester.rr.com
Assessor: 315-594-9325 or wolcottassessors@rochester.rr.com
Code Enforcement: 315-594-6364 or wolcottcodes@rochester.rr.com

Letter from NYS Department of Health regarding the Coronavirus

2020 TAXES

Last day to pay taxes is March 31, 2020. Mail must be portmarked the 31st or before to be considered on time. After the 31st you will need to contact the Wayne County Treasureer at 315-946-7441

For Online Tax Payments for Town of Wolcott Tax Bills,
please click on the link below

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The Town of Wolcott is located in the far northeast corner of Wayne County. The Town borders Lake Ontario and is part of your scenic journey as you travel New York State's Seaway Trail.

About the Town of Wolcott

The Old Town of Wolcott was created in 1807 and included what are now the towns of Huron, Rose, Butler and Wolcott. It was, at that time, a part of Seneca County. Consisting of over 28,800 acres, the current town of Wolcott is composed of an undulating surface with a general incline toward the lake.

Near the lake are several tracts of low marshland. Generally, the soil is a sandy and gravelly loam, which is well adapted to all kinds of farming and fruit growing.

The town was named after Gov. Oliver Wolcott of Massachusetts, one of the commissioners settling the controversy of the Massachusetts - New York boundaries. This established titles of lands in the area which had been in dispute.

In 1805, one of Wolcott's first settlers, Jonathan Melvin, purchased 500 acres in what would eventually become the village of Wolcott. Mr. Melvin built a gristmill and sawmill. In 1813, he built a frame house for his family and painted it black. He said the color reflected his personality. Apparently, this was not a fair assessment of himself, as he was known to be a very generous man. He donated land for a school and a church, and he was known to be very hospitable.

Wolcott Town Board Meetings
Upcoming Events and/or closing

Regular meetings of the Wolcott Town Board
are held the third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM
at the Town Hall, 6070 Lake Avenue.
(unless otherwise noted)

- Please Take Notice -

For online tax payments

please click here

Date for April's Regular Meeting

April's Regular Board Meeting
will be held
Tue., Apr. 21, , 2020,
in the Courtroom.
ALL meetings are open to the Public.

Electrical Inspectors
MDIA - Paul Alguire 585-397-6825
MDIA District Office 800-641-6342 or 1-585-454-5191
Commonwealth - Sam Agnello 315-573-3779
NYEIA 585-436-4460

Local Law No. 1 of 2015
Town of Wolcott
Sewer Connection Law

Port Bay Joint Sanitary Sewer Project - Wolcott Resident Packet
August 14, 2019

Town of Wolcott's Final Assessment Roll 2019
click here

Town of Wolcott's Tentative Assessment Rolls 2019
click here

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