Residency Requirement Policy

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It is the policy of the City of Rochester that employees hired on or after October 1, 2008 are required to maintain residency in the City throughout their employment. This policy is designed to encourage employees to maintain a commitment and involvement with the community in which they live and with the government which employs them.

Employees exempted from this policy are primarily those covered by the New York State Public Officers Law (such as Police Officers and Firefighters) and those employees in positions cooperatively governed with Monroe County (such as 911 and Library positions).

All non-full time employees hired shall be required to be City residents at the time of their appointment.

All full time employees hired who live outside the City shall be given up to one year from the date of appointment to establish City residency.

To receive a copy of the City Residency Requirement Administrative Policy you must complete a Freedom of Information form (FOIL) by contacting the Communications Department at 30 Church Street, Room 202A, Rochester, NY 14614-1285, (585) 428-7406.