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The Milkyway  over DeRuyter Reservoir
Photo Credit: William Shoop


DeRuyter is located in the Heart of Central New York in the southwest corner of Madison County. The Village of DeRuyter is located approximately 20 miles northeast of Cortland and 30 miles southeast of Syracuse. The Town's official 2010 census is 1,589 (558 in the Village) with population swelling with seasonal lake residents during the summer months. DeRuyter Lake, which is approximately 2 miles long and 3/4's mile wide at it widest point, is located 3 miles north of the Village.  

Town Board Meeting:

NOTICE - The elevator at the Town Hall is currently out of service.  The main controller electronic board has been removed and sent to the Service Department for repair.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Town Clerks Office is open for service. Please adhere to social distancing and remember to wear face covering when inside the building.  Thank you for your patience..

REMINDER:  This is an ongoing reminder to practice social distancing when in groups and wear a face covering when you can not retain the 6ft.  Lets work together as a team to fight this virus and keep our community safe.

NBT Bank - UPDATE -  Representatives were on site to inspect the location.  They were pleased with the progress made todate and will be moving forward.  They are planning for a mid-August opening at this point.  More information will be shared as the date gets closer.  

BUY LOCAL - Lets support our local merchants.  SHOP LOCAL.  Your support is greatly appeciated.


July 9, 2020 at 7:30 PM

Town Hall, 735 Utica Street, Court Room