Welcome to the Town of Coventry, NY

The Assessor will be in the office on Thursdays 5-8. On the Fourth Thursday of the month the Assessor will not be in, but he will be in on the Fourth Friday from 5-8. 

The Planning Board meeting November 18, 2015 at 7 p.m.  The Town Board will meet December 9, 2015 at 7 p.m We will hold the Closing meeting for the year will be December 30, 2015 at 7 p.m.

The Town Clerks Office will be Closed on the following days in November 2015: 
November  26-28, 2015 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Town Clerks  Hours will be returning back to
Regular Fall Hours on September 12, 2015
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Hours:  4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 9-12

Check out the Highway Dept. Line for the Highway Mission Statement

Town Planning Board meets every first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Coventry Town Hall. The public is invited.

The 2016 Adopted Budget and Fire Budget are available at the Town Hall and web link for Public Review.
http://www.townofcoventryny.com/2016 Adopted Budget.pdf

http://www.townofcoventryny.com/Fire Budget 2016.pdf

The 2015 Adopted Budget is available at Town Hall and web link for Public Review.
http://www.townofcoventryny.com/2015 Adopted Budget.pdf

The RS2417-A Work Day Resolution is posted in the Town Hall and web link for the Town Clerk and Highway Superintendent.

Below is the link for the 2014 Preliminary Town Budget.


Proposed Code of Ethics and Board of Ethics Law


Click the link below to view the most recent assessment roll(s).  



Town of Coventry
Parking Prohibited
Town of Coventry Law #1 of 1999 prohibits parking of any vehicles on Town of Coventry roads between the hours of 12:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. all year long and at any time there is sleet, ice or an accumulation of snow of two or more inches. The Town is not responsible for any damage to property left in the right of way during plowing operations and all property should be removed immediately or it will be removed at the owner’s expense.  Any vehicles in violation of this law will be towed at owner’s expense. Additionally, do not park any Tractor Trailers at the Town Barn as these block the security cameras.
Town of Coventry Seasonal Road Designation
December 1, 2014
The following Town Road has been designated as a Seasonal Road and will not be maintained by the Town of Coventry Highway Department from December 1, 2014 through April 1, 2015:
Wylie-Horton Road from Spisak Road side only.  Also Wylie Horton from the State Highway 235 side will be plowed to the top of the hill only.            


Chenango County Hazard Mitigation Plan – Public and Stakeholder Outreach
Chenango County, along with its inclusive municipalities, are in the process of developing a Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP). This plan is required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in order to be eligible for federal grant funding for public and private mitigation projects. The HMP provides a “blueprint” by which local governments can make coordinated, cost-effective efforts towards reducing losses from natural hazards such as flooding, severe storms and severe winter storms. Available funding can support projects such as drainage improvements, structural elevations, and backup power for schools and critical facilities.
To find out more, review the draft plan and have the opportunity to provide input, please visit our project website at:
And the citizen hazard preparedness and mitigation survey:




    Coventry is a town in Chenango County, NY. The population was 1,589 at the 2000 census. 
    The town is named after Coventry, Connecticut by settlers from New England. 

    The first settlement occurred around 1785 near the current Coventry village. Coventry was formed from the Town of Greene in 1806. In 1843, the area of the town was increased from parts of Greene and the Town of Oxford.

    Due to poor soil conditions, dairy herding was prominent from the pioneer days, leading to five butter and cheese factories in the town at one time in the past.

    According to the US Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 48.9 square miles, of which, 48.7 square miles of it is land and 0.1 square miles of it (0.27%) is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,589 people, 577 households, and 428 families residing in the town. There were 577 households out of which 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.0% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.8% were non-families. 19.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.8% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 9.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 105.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.3 males.

    The median income for a household in the town was $35,769, and the median income for a family was $38,906. Males had a median income of $30,272 versus $19,946 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,807. About 10.7% of families and 14.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.4% of those under age 18 and 10.0% of those age 65 or over.

     Notables in History: William Goodell, abolitionist


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