Village of Buchanan

Buchanan is a village within the Town of Cortlandt. It is bordered by Peekskill to the north and east, Verplanck to the west and Montrose to the South.

Approximately 2,200 residents live within Buchanan’s one-and-one-half square mile area. Although Buchanan is one of the area’s smallest villages, it takes pride in having its own police and fire departments.

Buchanan is governed by a Mayor and the four members of the Village Board, who each serve a two year term.

Village Circle, just off of Route 9A near Monroe Park and Village Hall, is the town’s business center-although its major industry is the Entergy Nuclear Generating Station, located at Indian Point.


Buchanan’s recreation department offers a summer day camp and senior citizen’s services. A village pool (open daily, 12 to 7pm, from Memorial Day through Labor Day) is located on Westchester Avenue. Pool passes are required.

In addition to its own recreation department, Buchanan is also served by the Town of Cortlandt Recreation Department.

Popular recreational areas in Buchanan include Lent’s Cove, located on John Walsh Boulevard and Veterans Pavilion, located on Westchester Avenue. Special permits are required to use these facilities. Call the Recreation Department for details.

Buchanan Recreation Department
236 Tate Avenue

Village Day Camp
Westchester Ave. 914-737-1033

Village Pool
Westchester Ave. 914-737-0769


Residents of Buchanan are primarily served by the Hendrick Hudson Free Library in Montrose; there are two other libraries nearby.

Hendrick Hudson Free Library
185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose


Students residing in Buchanan attend classes in the Hendrick Hudson School District.


The Buchanan Police Department, headquartered in Village Hall on Tate Avenue, is headed by Chief Brian Tubbs, and is comprised of one sergeant, one detective and three patrolmen.

The department is an active participant in the D.A.R.E program.


The Village of Buchanan is protected by the all-volunteer Buchanan Engine Company No. 1. Buchanan Engine is an independent corporation and the village contracts with the department for services.

The department has approximately 32 active members and is led by Chief Thomas Grant. For details, visit


All Emergencies 911

Non-Emergency Numbers
Buchanan Police 914-739-6776
Westchester County Police 914-741-4400
New York State Police 914-737-7171
Buchanan Engine Co #1 914-737-3481


Village Hall
236 Tate Avenue, Buchanan
To contact any village official call: 914-737-1033
Highway Department 914-737-6858


U.S. Postal Service 1-800-275-8777
Buchanan Post Office 10511
252 Tate Avenue