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. The Village of Buchanan is a wonderful place to live, shop and explore.

Westchester County Hazard Mitigation Plan

The draft plan is ready for public review. Please click the link below for detailed information.

Explore the Plan

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Pay By Credit Card

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

Pay Your Village Taxes and Water Bills Online

The village is happy to announce that we have implemented an online payment portal for tax and water bill payments. It's secure, convenient and quick. To get started, click below, then click the blue "Register" button (below the green "Login" button), enter your information and go! (You will need the account number from your tax or water bill.)

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Tree Litghting

Celebrate the Holidays with the Village Outdoors!

  • Sunday, December 5 at 6 p.m.
  • Village Circle
  • Enjoy Hot Chocolate & Cookies!
  • Bring Family & Friends!

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Light Up the Village

Celebrate the Holidays and Show Off Your Lights!

Join in the fun with a spectacular light show right at your own home! The Village will award prizes to the top 5 houses of the season. We are looking for...

  • Brightest Display of Lights
  • Most Festive
  • Most Unique
  • Most Santas
  • Most Snowmen/Snowwomen

Judging will take place December 13 and 14. Prizes will be awarded on December 16.


Toys for Tots

The Police Department, in conjunction with the U.S. Marine Corps League, is participating in the Toys for Tots Campaign. Please bring a new unwrapped toy to the Police Department, Monday-Friday between 9:00 AM and 4:30 PM or call 739-6776 to make other arrangements. All toys collected will be given to local organizations and distributed to needy children.


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Your Wish List Please!

  • Do you want to send a letter to Santa this year with all your wish list items? Santa’s Mail Box will be located in Buchanan Village Hall after Thanksgiving. Go and “mail” your letter to Santa! Village Hall hours are M-F 8:30-4:30.
  • Or you can mail your letter to:
    Dear Santa – Recreation Department, Village of Buchanan
    236 Tate Ave, Buchanan, NY 10511
  • All letters received by December 14, will receive a letter back from Santa. **

**Don’t forget to put a return address on the letter!


Leaf Vac Pickup

  • Begins the week of October 18.
  • The Leaf Vac will follow the garbage route.
  • Leaves should be raked to the curb, NOT the road. They create drainageproblems and are also a traffic and pedestrian hazard.
  • Please speak to your lawn service and remind them that sticks, branches, and rocks must be kept out of the leaf piles.

Organic Yard Waste

  • Recyclable paper bags MUST be used for organic waste pickup. PLASTIC BAGS WILL BE LEFT AT THE CURB.
  • Recyclable bags will be picked up with garden and flower bed organic yard waste as well as bundled clippings. NO GRASS.
  • Pick up days for leaf bags, organic yard waste, and clippings will be Tuesdays and Fridays of non-bulk weeks in October, November, and December.
  • See the October Newsletter for more details.

Mask Notice

Following the guidelines of the CDC, the Village of Buchanan requires masks to be worn inside all Village buildings regardless of vaccine status until further notice. 

As a reminder, the best way to prevent transmission is to get vaccinated, wear a mask covering your nose and mouth, maintain social distancing and wash your hands frequently.  The Village is committed to providing a safe environment for the public and staff to access Village services and attend meetings.  With these measures, we can avoid another shutdown and continue to provide in-person service.

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!

Deadline extended to December 31, 2021
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 must be submitted by December 31, 2021. Questions? Contact Trustee Nick Zachary and Hendrick Hudson School District art teacher Jessica Nash by email.

Opens in a New Window Click here to download the announcement from the April Newsletter.

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.

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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