Essential Updates from the City of Mount Vernon

  • Alternate side parking and parking meters have been suspended until further notice; all other parking rules are in effect.
  • To pay your taxes you can pay them online at: Call the Comptroller’s Office for more guidance on taxes.
  • Mount Vernon Hospital has increased its capacity in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • For those small businesses who need assistance there is a county hotline at 914- 995–2900. You can also find more information at You can also seek more information from 211.
  • Governor Cuomo announced today that the state will suspend collection of mortgage payments for 90 days to those who are affected by the current pandemic. This will not affect your credit rating or result in any penalties.
  • Governor Cuomo and Attorney General Letitia James temporarily suspended state debt collection in response to coronavirus. The state will temporarily halt the collection of medical and student debt owed to the State of New York and referred to the Office of the Attorney General for collection, for at least a 30-day period, in response to growing financial impairments resulting from the spread of 2019 novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.
  • Governor Cuomo issued an executive order to enable the tax filing deadline for personal and corporate taxes to be pushed back to July 15. The Federal government took similar action earlier this month.
  • More than 10,000 professional Mental Health Volunteers have signed up to provide free online mental health services. If you are a Psychologist or Therapist and are willing to volunteer please visit:
  • New Yorkers without Health Insurance can apply through NY State of Health within 60 days of losing coverage.



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Shawyn Patterson-Howard

Shawyn Patterson-Howard


1st African American Woman Elected Mayor for the great City of Mount Vernon, NY.