Dover Town Hall is located at 126 East Duncan Hill Road, Dover Plains NY 12522; phone: 845-832-6111.
The Town of Dover is a rural, primarily residential community located in the southeastern portion of Dutchess County. Community identity is organized around two major hamlets, Dover Plains in northern Dover and Wingdale in the southern part of the Town. There are scattered industrial sites throughout the Town, especially attractive industries which take advantage of Dover's large resource of sand and gravel. A large percentage of the land remains in agricultural use, or is used as camps and hunt clubs. Much of the Town remains vacant, largely due to such environmental constraints as shallow soils, steep slopes, and poor permeability or wetlands.