*** Town office and Planning and Zoning are now open. Please make an appointment with our Town Clerk to help you. ***

- The Town of Nelson is taking extra care to ensure risks are reduced at our facilities, such as at the Town Hall and other facilities.

- Employees are being told to stay home if they have symptoms of upper respiratory illness or meet the travel or exposure criteria for the illness.

- To limit employee-to-employee, and subsequent employee-to-resident exposure, the Town staff is performing any work they can using remote access instead of in-person support.

- If you are sick, or have symptoms of upper respiratory illness, please do not visit the Town facilities.

- If you are in an at-risk group, please limit your exposure to crowds to protect yourself.

- Many questions that you may have can be answered over the phone, by email or online:

- The main line to the Town Hall is (315) 655-8582 Please call before you make a trip to the Town office, as many questions can be answered over the phone.

- Our website is – On the website there are phone numbers and emails listed for each Department.

- The Town of Nelson is in contact with the Madison County Health Department and Madison County Emergency Management Services.


Cazenovia Joint Youth Recreation is excited to announce that camp registration is now open! CJYR is happy to offer 5 individual week long camp sessions this summer where your child can experience outdoor activities such as swimming, organized sports, and arts and crafts. You can learn more and register your child at Cazenovia's Virtual Community Center Looking forward to a fun and exciting summer!

The Town of Nelson, Madison County, NY USA

Town Supervisor: Jim Cunningham
Town Clerk: Debbie Costello
4085 Nelson Road Cazenovia, NY 13035
Phone: 315-655-8582
Fax: 315-655-8583
Joe Deyo – Supervisor
Phone: 315-662-7942 -or- 315-447-0256
Town Assessor: Brian Fitts
phone: (315) 684-9052
Code Enforcement Officer: Roger Cook
Hours at the Town Hall: Monday, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Wednesday, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Phone: 315-655-8582 ext 5
Dog Control Officer: Gordon Baker
Phone: 315-559-7279
Town Justice: Karin H. Marris
Phone: (315) 655-8582 ext. 6

Upcoming Meeting Dates

18 May 2021;
07:00PM -
ZBA Meeting
08 Jun 2021;
07:30AM -
Planning Board Meeting
10 Jun 2021;
06:30PM -
Town Board Meeting
15 Jun 2021;
07:00PM -
ZBA Meeting
08 Jul 2021;
06:30PM -
Town Board Meeting
13 Jul 2021;
07:30AM -
Planning Board Meeting
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