The lovely Village of Buchanan is situated in the northwestern corner of Westchester County on the eastern bank of the historic Hudson River. Located within the Town of Cortlandt, the village covers 1.4 square miles. Approximately 20 miles from White Plains, Buchanan is accessible via Routes 9 and 9A, and via Amtrak and Metro north railroads.

Rich in history and amenities, visitors and residents enjoy a thriving shopping district, parks, recreational facilities and more. A wonderful place to live and work, Buchanan is home to Entergy, which provides electricity to the entire region.

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The Village is now accepting credit card payments. A 3.5% customer service fee is applied to all transactions.

The End of An Era

Logo Redesign Contest

Are you a Buchanan or Town of Cortlandt resident with a talent for art and design flair? Our Village needs your artistic skills!
Village Seal

The Village of Buchanan is holding a contest to redesign our Village seal, which appears on the Village letterhead and many other documents. We are looking to reflect the change from the current seal’s industrial symbols to the current environment emphasizing iconic Village features (Village Hall, the clock in the circle, Lents Cove Park), area history, and the local waterfront on the Hudson River.

Designs should be submitted by June 1, 2021. Questions? Contact Trustee Nick Zachary and Hendrick Hudson School District art teacher Jessica Nash by email.

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A panel will be formed to review all the designs submitted and select five finalists. Village residents will then vote to select the winning design. There will be a cash prize which will be announced later.

Vist the contest website: Opens in a New Window for a link to submit your design and more information.

Operation Plan for Public Health Emergency

Our plan has been developed in accordance with New York State Labor Law, requiring public employers to adopt a plan for operations in the event of a declared public health emergency involving a communicable disease. The plan includes the identification of essential positions, facilitation of remote work for non-essential positions, provision of personal protective equipment, and protocols for supporting contact tracing.

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2021-2022 Tentative Budget

The tentative budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year is available for review. Please email any comments to Marcus Serrano, Village Administrator at

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Important Camp Information

2021 summer camp registration starts Monday March 22

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Just to clarify: As the Opens in a New Windowregistration form states, camp registration starts Monday March 22 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. for those who want all 6 weeks.  All other weeks/registration starts Wednesday, March 24 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.  The Recreation Department cannot accept any registration before these times.  After March 26, please email or call Nancy Bayer at (914) 293-8391 for space availability.

PLEASE NOTE:  Registration is on a first come basis and no registration is  guaranteed. Once the camp spots are filled, we will accept registrations and put them on a wait list. ALL registrations must be completely filled out and have the child’s immunization record attached. 

Overlay District Information

The Village is enacting changes to the zoning code. The purpose of the C-1/C-2 Overlay District is to implement recommendations of the Village’s Comprehensive Plan by encouraging business and residential development of a character desired by the Village, amending the tables of use and bulk regulations to obtain such character, beautifying the existing commercial corridor, and improving its pedestrian access.

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Covid-19 Vaccination Information

Please visit the New York State website for important information about the Covid-19 vaccination. This page includes information you need to know including the distribution plan, safety facts and frequently asked questions.

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Additional Resources

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Local Waterfront Revitalization Program

An Effort to Enhance Our Waterfront

Visit our LWRP pages for information about the planning effort being conducted jointly by the Town of Cortlandt and the Village of Buchanan to identify ways we can revitalize and enhance the waterfront with economic growth and new recreational opportunities while protecting the environment.

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