Town Hall: (607) 749-3199
Town Justice: (607) 749-2377
Tuesday, October 20, 2020






A public hearing will be held at a meeting of the Preble Zoning Board of Appeals at the Preble Town Hall, 1968 Preble Road, Preble, New York on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. for the purpose of reviewing the bulk variance application of Donald McMasters with regard to premises at 1908 Rittenhouse Square (tax map 7.14-01-39.000) in the Town of Preble, and for such other matters as may come before the Board.


Dated: October 6, 2020

Daniel O’Shea, Chairman 




Due to the recent coronavirus pandemic, The Preble Town Court will not be in regular session. All matters are administratively adjourned until further notice.

Upon resumption of the regular court sessions, you will be contacted by the court personnel at a future date. Should you have any questions, you may email the court at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you have a scheduled appearance or were otherwise directed to attend court today, you will not be penalized for your absence.

We thank you for your cooperation in this effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) to others in the community.


 Attention Cortland County Residents:

The County has assembled a team to update our hazard mitigation plan which addresses hazards that impact our municipalities. Please help us plan for future disasters by completing this survey regarding natural hazards (will take approximately 15 minutes).

Hazard Mitigation is any action taken to reduce the loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters. These disasters include floods, severe storms, extreme temperatures and others.

This survey is designed to gather information from around Cortland County to help us better coordinate activities and reduce the risk of injury or property damage.  These questions are for information-gathering only and do not necessarily reflect any intent or future priorities of any governing body. This information will be shared with municipal, state, federal and county entities for planning purposes only. 

You will be asked if you live in a floodplain. If you do not know, or are not sure, please check the FEMA website: 

We would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation and participation.

Take the survey =>



   NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Proposed Budget of the Preble Fire District of the Town of Preble, State of New York, will be presented to the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Preble Fire District, for its consideration

   A PUBLIC HEARING will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the Preble Fire Hall, 1911 Preble Road, Preble, New York, 13141, in the Town of Preble, State of New York on the 20th day of October, 2020.

   Pursuant to Town Law §181.3(a), the Board of Fire Commissioners must hold a public hearing on the budget, make the proposed budget available to the public prior to the hearing, allow the public to comment on the budget at the public hearing. This public hearing must be held to allow maximum public participation in the hearing.

   The purpose of the public hearing is to allow any person to be heard in favor of or against the proposed budget as it is submitted, or for or against any item or items contained in the proposed budget, and hearing all persons interested in the subject concerning same.

   That a copy of the proposed budget is available at the Office of the Town Clerk of the Town of Preble, at 1968 Preble Road, Preble, New York, 13141 and the Fire District Secretary at 1911 Preble Road, Preble, New York, 13141 where it may be inspected by any person during office hours Thursday, October 15, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m..


Dated: October 5, 2020

                                                                                                                   Board of Fire Commissioners

                                                                                                                   Preble Fire District

                                                                                                                   1911 Preble Road

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Town of Preble Government

Preble Town Hall, Preble NY

Preble Town Hall Hours:
Monday and Wednesday 
9 am - 12 noon and 1 - 4 pm

PO Box 234
1968 Preble Road, Preble NY 13141

Town Hall (607) 749-3199 
Town Justice (607) 749-2377

(607) 749-2190 

Town Clerk:
Town Justice:

In 1906 a new school built in the center of town. This later centralized with the Homer School District and operated until 1954. Today it houses the post office and town offices. It continues to be painted red and is a gathering place and pictoral part of the town.
The Town of Preble maintains 25.4 centerline miles of roads. Sixteen miles of the 25.4 are plowed, making up 34 plowing segments. We also plow school bus pull-offs, turnarounds, the Fire Station and the Town Hall. The average route time is 2 hrs. 45 minutes.
In an emergency call: 911 The Preble Fire Department is also accessible via a 911 call.
Backyard trash burning is illegal and is a major uncontrolled source of dioxin in the United States: per pound of household trash burned, barrels emit hundreds of times more dioxin than a garbage incinerator.
Code Official W. Rick Fritz is available at the Town Hall on Mondays from 2-4pm to help with applications. Building permits, certificates of occupancy, zoning information are among the services available from the Code office. The Code Official can also be reached at (607) 591-9898.
The Court Clerk hours are Tuesdays from 3 pm - 8 pm. Court is in session on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 6 pm. If you have any questions, please feel free to email
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