The Town of Independence was formed in 1821 from part of the Town of Alfred.  If was reduced by the formation of the town of Andover and Willing.  At one time, it was called Green's Corners after Luther Green who settled there in 1820.  The hamlet of Whitesville was Rhode Island, arrived here with just $2.50 in cash and an axe.  He married Nancy Teater and together through industry and frugality he accumulated property, that at his death in 1860, was worth $80,000 including a hotel. John Teater became a land agent for the township and took 400 acres of land on the hills north of Cryder Creek.

Other people in the Town's history include John Genesee.  Permanent settlers began arriving in the area approximately 20 year later.  Oliver Babcock located in the north part of town; David Wilson born in Massachusetts mover here with his wife, five sons, and two daughters.  Many other families began to settle in the area: Stephen Boyce, Joseph Blesoe, John Livermore, Beriah Crandall, Alvah Wood, Daniel Remington, Nathaniel Covell, and David Wilcos are just a few of the names associated with the settlement.



NOTICE:  The Town of Independence is in the process of doing a revaluation project for the 2022 tax roll year.  If you have any concerns, please call the assessor's office.  It would benefit each property owner to check to be sure the inventory on your property is correct.

NOTICE:  Due to the lack of a quorum on October 14, the town board is conducting  its monthly  meeting and budget workshop on Monday, October 18th at 6:30.  We will also be voting on the purchase of a new highway truck by bond.  All are welcome to attend

~ October 14, 2021 Board Meeting Agenda
~ Assessment Roll Notice

~ Press Release: Local Municipality Signs Up to Community Solar In Strong Signal of Support for OYA Solar


~ 2020 Final Assessment Roll
~ Solar Project Application
~ Solar Environmental Benefits
~ Application for Solar Energy System/Facilities
~ Renesola Kosa Independence Solar Package
~ Solary Energy Systems & Facilities Local Law
~ Local Laws
~ Swimming Pool Regulations
~ OYA Financial Assistance Independence East
~ OYA Financial Assistance Independence North
~ 2020-NY-07-OYA Independence N. Permitting Site Plan