Welcome to the Village of Dexter located in the hub of the Golden Crescent.

The Village of Dexter is a small community, made up of approximately 1100 people, located at the end of the Seaway Trail where the Black River meets Lake Ontario. It is located within Jefferson County, the Town of Brownville and the General Brown School District. Dexter offers many outdoor activities including fishing, boating, camping, whitewater rafting, and canoeing.

The Village of Dexter is located 1 mile from the Watertown International Airport, 5 miles from Route 81, 5 miles from Jefferson Community College, 20 minutes from Fort Drum, 20 minutes from the 1000 Islands area and Canada, and about 60 miles north of Syracuse.

The Village owns and operates its own water and wastewater treatment plants. Water is delivered to all Village Residents. Refuse /Recyclable pickup is provided for all Village Residents and is billed with the water and sewer billing. For further information on fees for these services please contact the Village Office at or call 315-639-6260.

The Village of Dexter provides part-time police protection. The contact number for the police department is 639-6261.

The Dexter Fire Department is part of the Brownville Area Fire Department. The Dexter Fire Department is located at 100 Canal Street. Contact information is or 315-639-6271.

The Village of Dexter has several different zoning districts and enforces the rules and regulations of its Zoning Law. Building permits are required for new building, demolition of buildings, replacement of roofs, plumbing and electrical installations and renovations, replacement of furnaces and hot water heaters, installation of such structures as storage sheds, pools and fences. {Please Note: This is only a partial listing of when a building permit is required.} Please call the Village Office for further information.

The Zoning Officer/Building Code Inspector is James Millington and he can be reached at 315-778-7566 or 315-639-6260.

For a listing of available businesses in the Dexter area, please click on “Community” on Homepage and scroll down to “Business Listings.”

We will continue to build, improve and update this website in hopes it will be informative to village residents as well as new and prospective residents and businesses.

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Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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