Message from Town Supervisor Cosmo A. Giunta

Corona Virus / COVID-19 UPDATE:

Tuesday Sept 8th 2020 Town Board Meeting Open for Public Entrance

MASKS are required to enter meeting.

PHASE 4 –    INDOOR (50% Capacity) & PERMITTED OUTDOOR SEATING NOW ALLOWED.  Restaurants please contact our Fire Marshal / Code Enforcement for guidelines and regulations about outdoor seating.  Click here TOG Seating Permit

Town of Gates town offices are NOW open    Please see our measures below.  MASKS are required to enter the facility and continue to encourage social distancing.

Assessment Office, Town Clerk’s Office, Justice Court, Building  and Police Departments  – Normal Operation

Gates Highway / Public Works  Normal operations & Brush Pickup schedules have resumed.  LEAF pickup ended and will commence again in Fall.

Chip Seal with Fog Seal Process

Chip Seal Facts 

2020 Chip Seal Streets

Gates Police  Residents requiring non-emergency services from the Gates Police Department are encouraged to call 585-247-2262.  We will be restricting walk-in access to the Department and encourage residents in need of non-emergency assistance to call the number above. Please visit our Facebook page and updates.

Recreation Community Center & Parks –   Park shelter rentals have commenced. Playgrounds in the Town of Gates are open.   Recreation Center and all programs are cancelled indefinitely.  

Senior Club / Social Activities –  All programs and activities have been suspended / canceled until further notice.

Friday’s DMV Mobile Unit- Closed for remainder of 2020.  Please visit  for open locations,  drop box listing and  instructions.

Library – Doors open to the public  Services: in library browsing and check out, printing, copies, and fax. Returns accepted.

Hours of Operation  :    Monday-Wednesdays 10Am – 7pm   Thursdays CLOSED, Fridays 10am-7pm, Saturdays 10am-5pm & Sundays CLOSED

Call: 585-247-6446

If you have questions or concerns on Corona / COVID-19 virus please contact:

Monroe County Hotline 585-753-5555 or email them at or visit them on

Welcome from Town Supervisor-Cosmo A. Giunta,

Gates, New York is a dynamic town in Monroe County with an interesting past and a bright future. The town was incorporated in 1813 and was the last remnants of Northampton founded 1797 in Ontario County.

Our community has been at the center of history for this area and the roots of Rochester can be directly traced to our town. Rochesterville was a village in Gates until Nathaniel T Rochester presented the application of incorporation to the Legislature which was approved 1817 and by 1822 the name was legally changed to Rochester.

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Gates Community News

Monroe County Mobile DMV’s Site Temporarily Suspended

Monroe County has suspended their Mobile DMV sites as a precaution to the COVID-19 situation.    Gates Mobile DMV on Friday’s from 10-3:30 will be suspended until further notice. This is a temporary suspension to the Mobile units ONLY,  the main offices will still be operational

2020 Ash Tree Removal Program

The town has successfully removed over 300  ash trees of the 450 recognized since 2018 along the Town easement between the sidewalk and roads. The town will continue using a combination of town forces and contractors this year removing ash trees throughout spring,  summer and fall and estimate about 150 trees left to be removed.  […]

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