Town of Torrey    ph. 315-536-6376
56 Geneva St.
Dresden, NY 14441

Town Government

Town Board

Supervisor and 4 Council members oversee the Executive, Administrative and Legislative operations of the Town of Torrey
Meets 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7:30pm, Town Office

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Zoning Board of Appeals

5 member board,  meets the 1st Monday of the month, 7:00 PM Town Meeting room 
Five year terms
Robert Constantine- Chairman

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Planning Board

Town of Torrey Planning Board meets the third Monday of the month at 7:00 PM at the town offices. This five member board is charged with preparing and updating the Comprehensive Plan, providing an advisory function to other decision making boards, preparing subdivision development regulations and responding to the Town Board requests for input.
The term is five years.
 George Dowse  - Chairman

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Board of Assessment and Review

The Board of Assessment Review (BAR) meets the Thursday following the fourth Tuesday in May. From 4 - 8PM on May 26, 2022 in the Town Hall Offices. Taxpayers who feel their assessments are unequal, excessive, unlawful or misclassified have a right to have their assessments reviewed by BAR. BAR exercises judgement and discretion to render an impartial objective determination on complaints that come before the board. The members are appointed by the Town Board to a five year staggered term.

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Town Clerk

Betty Daggett- Town Clerk /Tax Collector, Registrar & Notary Public
M-F 9:00am - 4:30pm Oct - April
M-Th 8:30am - 4:00pm April- Oct
Friday 9am -Noon April - Oct

Hired 1999, Elected 2002, the Town Clerk offers her service to the residents, supports the financial and administrative operations of the town, supporting the Town Justice, Highway Superintendent, Code Enforcement Officer and Supervisor.
Hand delivery of vital records as birth and marriage certificates allows interaction with the residents.
June 2016 was notified she had met the requirements of education and experience credits to receive the title of RMC- Registered Municipal Clerk. 
April 2017 with fellow clerk Bobbi Wolfe- Town of Benton attended the New York State Town Clerk Association Conference in Rochester and were honored with their RMC certificates. Receiving the title of RMC is proof to the Town Board and residents of a clerk’s dedication to the profession and position they hold. 
NYSTCA President Elect Lisa Cooper presented the certificate awards
The office includes:
  • Tax collection Jan-April Town & County taxes
  • Licenses- marriage, hunting, fishing, dog & birth/death certificates
  • Fee collection such as building permits, fines & fees issued by the Code Office
  • Data Processes for Justice Court
  • Minutes of all evening Town, Planning and Zoning Board meetings
  • Committee meetings
  • Keeper of Town records and attends training regularly
  • Secretary to the Highway Superintendent
  • Secretary to Code Officer
  • Court Clerk

Town Judge

Hon. James E. Smith (315)536-5655

Court is held each Tuesday at 2:00PM in west side of Town building in clearly marked entrance.

Criminal Court is held the first Tuesday of the month at 2 PM with Yates County ADA Alicia Slate in attendance.

Judge Smith handles criminal cases, motor vehicle infractions, small claims and civil court cases, village and

 town law infractions.

Highway Department

The Highway Department takes care of Torrey’s 22 miles of paved roads and 7 1/2 miles of dirt road.

Tim Chambers, Highway Superintendent,

Joshua Wood, Deputy Highway Superintendent

can be reached at

315-536-3567 office

315-729-2706 cell


Nancy Sarver-  

appointed 2021

Building and Code Enforcement

Dwight L. James, Town of Torrey Code Enforcement Officer / Zoning Officer is available by cell at 315-730-3291 to set up an appointment.

The bulk of Dwight's work is on site determining permits.

Town Assessor

Stephanie Holtz Torrey Town Assessor

Office- Town of Torrey Office at 56 Geneva Street   Dresden NY 14441

Office hours Thursday  10 AM - 4 PM                               

Office phone 315-536-6376  Town Office

Her email is:

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