Parts of the Hudson Valley Could See a New Area Code By Next Year
Looks like the 845 area code will run out of potential phone numbers by the end of next year, so certain areas will be assigned a new area code.
If you live in parts of the Hudson Valley in counties like Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Sullivan, Ulster and a few others, all new numbers that get assigned will probably include a brand new area code.
This happened a few years ago in Connecticut when certain areas like New Milford, and folks in Litchfield County went from the traditional 203 Connecticut area code to an 860 area code, but this plan is not quite as extensive as a complete area code overhaul.
So here's the latest, according to patch.com. Back at the end of November, the North American Numbering Plan Administrator filed a petition with the New York State Public Service Commission to add a new area code for parts of the mid Hudson Valley.
Now if you already have that 845 area code don't panic, you'll still get to keep your area code and phone number, the only people affected by the new area code would be those requesting a new phone number.
The petition that was filed initially was looking for approval of the new area code in time to be put into effect some six months prior to the numbers running out, which was calculated to be sometime in the third quarter of 2024. Now with the request for new phone numbers higher then anticipated, the petition had to be changed and targeted the end of 2023 as the date for the new area codes to be put into use.
To get more information about this new area code you can visit the New York State Department of Public Service to see exactly how this whole process will shake down.