Nixle Program

You can now get Alerts and Advisories from the Village of Altamont via text and/or email

Altamont is now a part of the Nixle public communications platform which allows the Village and its departments (Police, Fire, and Public Works) to easily communicate important information to residents.

The easiest way to sign up for Nixle is by texting the word "ALTAMONT" to 888-777 to receive messages from the Village. Or, text the zip code "12009" to sign up for alerts from Altamont and the Town of Guilderland. Anyone who has previously signed up for Nixle using the zip code should automatically get added to Village notifications (but it can't hurt to text "ALTAMONT" just to be sure! Additional municipalities and options are available on the Nixle website (

There are three types of Nixle messages: Alerts, Advisories, and Community Messages.
  • Alerts are considered the most urgent messages that require immediate action by residents (wildfires, missing person, gas leaks).
  • Advisories are important need-to-know information that is less critical (road closures, parking restrictions, water main breaks).
  • Community Messages are non-critical updates like event reminders.

By default Alerts and Advisories are sent via text message and via email, whereas Community Messages are only emailed. On the Nixle website users can customize which types of messages they want sent to their phone via text message, and cutomize those settings for each agency they sign up to receive messages from. For example, you could get all messages as texts from Altamont, Alerts and Advisories from Guilderland, and Alerts only from Albany. Or no text messages at all - only email.

To sign up, click Nixle Sign-Up.