City of Hornell
82 Main St.
PO Box 627
Hornell NY 14843

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  • Memorial Day - City Hall, City Court, and Hornell Public Library will be closed on Memorial Day. Garbage collection will be delayed by one day. The street-sweeping schedule will not change. All vehicles must be off the streets overnight before the day of regular garbage collection. Hornell Area Transit buses will not run on Memorial Day. City Hall will begin summer hours on Tues, May 26,(8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m) through Labor Day.


  • Cat licensing - Hornell City residents are reminded that all cats within the City limits must be licensed with the City Clerk. The cost to register your pet is $7.50 if spayed/neutered or $15.50 if not. Please bring proof of rabies vaccination with you when you license your cat.


  • Street Sweeper - The street sweeper is now running. No parking will be permitted on city streets from midnight-6 am in wards scheduled for trash pickup the following day. This is in effect regardless of holidays. Cars in violation will be ticketed.


  • Yard Waste Site - The City Yard Waste Site is open daily for the winter.


  • Credit Cards - For your convenience, we are now accepting Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover for payment of your taxes, water and garbage bills. Please note that there is a convenience fee of 2.5% of the transaction or a minimum $1.95


  • Common Council Meeting - The Hornell Common Council will meet in regular session on Monday, May 18, 2015 at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers, 82 Main St., Hornell.


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Welcome to the Maple City


Welcome to the City of Hornell – a small town environment with city conveniences.


Located in Steuben County, Hornell is within two hours of most major cities in western, central and southern New York. The nearby Finger Lakes provide many recreational and nature activities. There are two state parks and four county parks a short distance away.


Three miles north of the City is the Hornell Airport with a 5,000 foot lighted runway, capable of handling private and corporate aircraft and business jets. The airport has 15 hangars and offers jet and avgas fuel sales, aircraft charter service, flight instruction and aircraft rental.


The Hornell City School District operates two primary schools, an intermediate school and a Jr./Sr. High School. High School students enjoy a cooperative program with nearby Alfred University in which they may earn college credit in entry-level courses. There are also half-day vocational and occupational education programs the BOCES Wildwood campus, as well as a cooperative program with Corning Community College.


St. Ann's Academy, a not-for-profit, non-public school, serves students in Pre-K through 6th grade. St. Ann’s Academy admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.


St. James Mercy Health provides both inpatient and outpatient services and a 24-hour emergency department, as well as surgical and intensive care. McAuley Manor at Mercy Care provides long-term care for 120 residents.




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2015-2016 General Fund Budget

2015-2016 Water Fund Budget

City of Hornell Codes

2015 City of Hornell Final Assessment Roll

2015 Licensed Contractors

STAR Registration Fact Sheet

City Services Guide

Online City Tax Payments

Online Wate and Garbage Payments

Current and previous City Tax Bills

Current and previous County Tax Bills

Current and previous School Tax Bills




Tree City USA


For the 14th consecutive year, the City of Hornell has earned the recognition as a Tree City USA. To learn more about the program click here



Hornell Erie Depot Museum


The Hornell Erie Depot Museum is pleased to offer two new ideas to honor the men and women of the Erie Railroad......


  • Four of Richard Pedersen’s Erie prints for sale at the Hornell Erie Depot Museum and Hornell City Hall. The prints are available at the Hornell Erie Depot Museum open Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 6 to 8p.m. and Saturday from 12:30 to 3 p.m., Hornell City Hall hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4pm at the City Clerk’s office in the lobby. These truly beautiful prints are not signed or numbered and are being offered for sale at $25.00 for the 18” x 24” print and $10.00 for the 8” x 10” print. To learn more about Mr. Pederson and view the available prints please click on the following links.  Richard Pedersen, Richard Pederson prints for sale


  • The HEDM Memorial - The mission of the Hornell Erie Depot Museum is to preserve the history and mementos of the men and women of the Hornell area, and the Hornell area railroad industry and  educate the public on the history of the people and industry which formed the backbone of the Hornell community.The Hornell Erie Depot Museum was established in 2005 by the City of Hornell to honor the men and women of the Erie Railroad.  Through generous donations from former Erie workers and their families the museum houses an interesting and varied collection of railroad memorabilia. We at the museum are now offering an opportunity for the community to honor their railroad families and friends with a commemorative plate on our Hornell Erie Depot Museum Memorial. Join now in honoring a grandfather or grandmother, uncle or aunt, father or mother, brother or sister who worked on the railroad, by honoring them on the Hornell Erie Depot Museum Railroad Memorial and support your museum today. Click here to order your memorial plate.



The City of Hornell has contracted with Emergency Communications Network to license its CodeRED high-speed notification solution. The CodeRED system provides City officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire City. A test message was sent to all phone numbers in the database. If you did not receive the call, you can click on the link below to enroll. All businesses should register, as well as individuals who have unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number or address within the past year, and those who use a cellular phone or VoIP phone as their primary number. CodeRed registration  




The City of Hornell has again received an excellent audit. Click MASTER CAFR to view the audit.



To comply with State regulations, the City of Hornell, annually issues a report describing the quality of your drinking water. The purpose of this report is to raise your understanding of drinking water and awareness of the need to protect our drinking water sources. To view this report click on the following link Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

















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City of Hornell
82 Main St.
PO Box 627
Hornell NY 14843
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