Schoharie County

Emergency Management Program Specific Contact Information


Schoharie County is similar to most other counties in NYS in that the Floodplain Administer for local towns & villages is the Building Code Enforcement Official. Please contact your local Floodplain Administrator to discuss any questions you may have about development in a floodplain, elevation certificates, hazard mitigation projects, or other floodplain related information.

List of Local Building Code Officials/Floodplain Administrators


In 2007, Schoharie County installed twenty (20) outdoor warning sirens along the Schoharie Creek to be used in High Water Emergencies. The locations were selected to adequately alert the most people in the Schoharie Creek corridor as possible.

The sirens are installed on 50 foot wood utility poles with rotating sirens on top that are remotely activated during major flood or dam failure. Sirens at Fire Departments locations and one at SR-30 in Blenheim are also used for fire alarms. Three (3) sirens located near campgrounds are capable of announcing voice warnings.

The Outdoor Warning System is tested each Wednesday. An audible test is conducted on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at/around 12:30pm, while the remaining weekly tests are silent.

Click on the Siren Location to view general aerial maps of the siren locations.

Site #TownLocation
1GilboaGilboa Highway Garage
2GilboaStryker Road (Nickerson Campground)Voice Warning
3BlenheimMine Kill State ParkVoice Warning
4BlenheimN. Blenheim Fire Dept
5BlenheimN. Blenheim State Route 30 (Bob Mann)
6FultonState Route 30 (2459) Fulton/Blenheim Line
7FultonBreakabeen, Clauverwie and State Route 30 (2758)
8FultonMax V. Shaul State Park State Route 30 (3092)Voice Warning
9FultonState Route 30, Watsonville
10FultonVromans Nose State Route 30 (4083)
11MiddleburghMiddleburgh Fire Department
12MiddleburghState Route 30 & Christmas Tree Lane
13MiddleburghFrisbieville Lane
14SchoharieSchoharie Fire Department
15SchoharieState Route 30 (5812) & Robert Court
16SchoharieCentral Bridge Fire Department
17EsperanceState Route 30A and Junction Road (575)
18EsperanceUS 20 near Shunpike Road
19EsperanceEsperance Fire Department
20EsperancePriddle Road and Memory Lane


Is your home in a special flood hazard area? FEMA's Map Service Center (MSC) can help you determine if it is. The FEMA Flood Map Service Center is the official public source for flood hazard information produced in support of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Use the MSC to find your official flood map, access a range of other flood hazard products, and take advantage of tools for better understanding flood risk.


Emergency Notifications

Access & Functional Needs Form

Vial of Life Form


Schoharie County Planning & Development
                      276 Main ST, Suite 2, PO Box 396, Schoharie, NY 12157
                      Phone: 518-295-8770
                      Types of Assistance: Mapping, Hazard Mitigation, Planning/Zoning.

Schoharie County Soil & Water Conservation District
           Schoharie County Soil & Water Conservation District Stream Program
                      173 South Grand St, Suite 3, Cobleskill, NY 12043
                      Phone: 518-823-4535

Schoharie County Department of Health
                      284 Main St, 3rd Floor, PO Box 667, Schoharie, NY 12157
                      Phone: 518-295-8365

Schoharie County Community Action Program
                      795 East Main Street, Suite 5, Cobleskill, NY 12043
                      Phone: 518-234-2568
                      Toll Free: 866-849-2402

Catholic Charities of Delaware, Otsego and Schoharie Counties
                      489 West Main St, Cobleskill, NY 12043
                      Phone: 518-234-3581

Schoharie Area Long Term, Inc.
                      Location: Heritage House, 258 Main St, 2nd Floor, Schoharie, NY 12157
                      Mailing: PO Box 777, Schoharie, NY 12157
                      Phone: 518-702-5017