Welcome to the Town of Richland's official municipal website.
The Town of Richland is unique as it is bordered by Lake Ontario's eastern shore and is located in Oswego County, NY in the heart of the Salmon River corridor. Located in the Town of Richland are the hamlets of Richland, Fernwood, and Port Ontario. The Town of Richland has much to offer from white sand beaches and state parks, four seasons of recreation, and year-round sport fishing. The pride of Richland is the state-of-the-art water system that provides award-winning water quality, serving Richland and neighboring towns. The economy is well-rounded, including everything from manufacturing to health services. The town has a rich history dating back to 1801 when it was first settled. One visit will prove that Richland consists of a close-knit family-oriented community that takes pride in its town and the people who reside in it.
To contact the Town of Richland please call (315) 298-5174.
TOWN CLERK OFFICE HOURS: Monday-Thursday 9am-4:30pm, closed 1pm-2pm for lunch, Friday 9am-1pm
WATER CLERK OFFICE HOURS: 8am-1pm Monday - Thursday
COURT OFFICE HOURS: Monday through Thursday 8am until 1pm
Court is held on the first 4 Wednesdays of the month at 5:00 pm
Court is canceled for tonight, Wednesday, September 20th. If you were scheduled to appear tonight on a vehicle and traffic matter, please come to court next Wednesday, September 27th at 5:00pm. If you have an attorney, please contact them regarding your new date. The court will send out letters regarding your new date. If you need to pay a fine tonight, please call us to let us know you are coming, and we will make arrangements to collect your fine.
We apologize for any inconvenience
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Town Board for the Town of Richland will hold a Public Hearing at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible on the 10th day of October 2023, at the H. Douglas Barclay Courthouse located at 1 Bridge Street the Town of Richland, to consider proposed Local Law No. 7 of 2023, a local law being proposed is allowing eligible Volunteer Firefighters and Volunteer Ambulance Workers to receive a real property tax exemption under Real Property Tax Law Section 466-a A copy of the proposed Local Law No. 7 of 2023 may be reviewed at the Town Clerk’s Office located at 1 Bridge Street in the Town of Richland
- National Grid is embarking on a significant project to upgrade our electricity network in our area to improve reliability and make it easier to interconnect and transmit the growing number of renewable energy sources in the region. The entire statewide transmission upgrade timeframe is aggressive—7-8 years.
- As part of the process to gain state approval for our projects, we also must explore alternate routes for our work, in case our existing routes present meaningful property issues, including the presence of property improvements (ex: sheds, barns, pools, etc.), including homes.
- In the coming weeks National Grid will begin outreach to landowners in the region, who own property along some potential alternate routes. The process to landowners includes an initial contact by National Grid, followed by contact from our real estate representatives asking for access permission and subsequent survey work, if appropriate.
Town of Richland Highway Department is looking for a Seasonal/Full time Highway Laborer position. Class B CDL is prefered and able to pass
a drug test. Applications are available online at townofrichland.org. Contact Hwy Superintendent John Fox at 315-298-2567 for details.
Are you planning to hook into the Town Water System this year?
The Town of Richland Water Department has limited parts available for both household hookups and meter pit assemblies. Parts will be sold on a first come first served basis. Due to limited supply, we foresee a substantial increase in prices in the near future. Order time for parts is currently 30-54 weeks. Please come in as soon as possible to sign up and purchase your parts.
If you have any questions, please contact Mary Yerdon @ 315-298-5174 ext. 1028 or Ron Novak at 315-778-1390.
Water Department office hours are Monday-Thursday from 9-1.
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