*** 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.


The Cazenovia Joint Youth Recreation Program offers recreational activities during several weeks each summer in the Village of Cazenovia. Families living in the Village of Cazenovia and the towns of Cazenovia, Fenner, and Nelson are encouraged to participate. The summer day camp will be filled with swimming at Lakeland Park, games, crafts and sports. The counselors are amazing! We anticipate being able to offer swim lessons this summer.

Campers range in ages 5-7 and from age 8 – 12. The camp usually runs for 5 to 6 weeks spanning July and August. Details about the summer 2021 timeframe, cost, and registration will be posted as available.

The Cazenovia Joint Youth Recreation program works closely with the Madison County Health Department to keep our campers and staff safe. We will continue to follow the NYS and county protocols regarding COVID -19 during the summer camp.


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

08 Apr 2021;
06:30PM -
Town Board Meeting
13 Apr 2021;
07:30AM -
Planning Board Meeting
20 Apr 2021;
07:00PM -
ZBA Meeting
11 May 2021;
07:30AM -
Planning Board Meeting
13 May 2021;
06:30PM -
Town Board Meeting
18 May 2021;
07:00PM -
ZBA Meeting
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