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(Pursuant to Real Property Tax Law section 501)

Notice is hereby given that assessment inventory and valuation data is available. For examination and review. This data is the information that will be used to establish the assessment of each parcel, which will appear on the Tentative Assessment Roll for the Town of Clermont which will be filed on or before May 1,2022.

The information may be reviewed by appointment only in the Assessor’s office located at 1795 Route 9 Germantown, NY 12526.

An appointment may be made to review the assessment information by telephoning the Assessor’s office at 518-537-6928 or email me at

Dated March 1, 2022

Town of Clermont
Cheryl Kaszluga

Additional Information regarding NYS Office of Real Property Tax Services can be found here:


Clermont residents vote at Town Hall.

1795 Route 9
Clermont, NY 12526

For General Elections polls are open from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM; early voting Oct 23 – Oct 31.

For Primary Elections polls are open from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM; early voting Jun 12 – Jun 20

Remember, you can’t vote unless you’re registered. Register here.

For more information about voting in the State of New York click here or for voting in Columbia County click here.

Please note that Election Day Dinners are held at the Community House on the grounds of the Clermont Town Hall.

Department Contact Info

Clermont Town Hall
1795 Route 9
Clermont, NY 12526

Town Hall Phone:

Town Hall Fax:

Raymond Staats, 518-537-6868

Town Clerk:
Tracy Gallant, 518-537-6868,

Cheryl Kaszluga, 518-537-6928

Building Inspector/CEO:
John Fieser, Appointed Interim CEO, 518-537-6868

Planning Board:
Larry Saulpaugh, 518-821-7964

Zoning Board of Appeals:
Hank Himelright, 518-537-6880

Dog Control Officer:
Desiree Webber, 321-863-3875 (cell);

Highway Superintendent:
Tyler Case, 518-537-6869

Dawn Brownson,

Town Court/Town Justices:
Richard Christensen, 518-537-5302
Ronald Banks, 518-537-4218

Tax Collector:
Joan Buser, 518-537-6102 – By Appointment

Planning & Zoning

Building Inspector/CEO:
John Fieser, Appointed Interim CEO, 518-537-6868

Hours: Thursdays · 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Services: Building Permits; Certificates Of Occupancy; Zoning Information

Planning Board:
Larry Saulpaugh, 518-821-7964
Planning Board applications must be submitted 11 days prior to the Planning Board’s next meeting to be on the agenda.  Applications, plans and supporting documents submitted must include 3 sets of physical documents and one electronic copy.

Zoning Board of Appeals:
Hank Himelright, 518-537-6880

Zoning and Building Documents are available in the Resources & Documents section.

Available Zoning and Building Documents include info packets, zoning books, maps, permit applications, fee schedules, as well as other forms and procedural information.

Tax Information

Tax Collector
Joan Buser (January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2021)
518-537-6102 – By Appointment

Tax information can be looked up online by Tax Map ID# at:
You can find your Tax Map ID# through the County Assessment Rolls. Columbia County assessments for all municipalities in the County may be viewed on the County website.

Sole Assessor
Cheryl Kaszluga (October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2025)
Hours: 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM, Thursdays – 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Appointments preferred.
Services: Star Programs; Agriculture & Veterans Exemptions.

Property Tax
More information about Columbia County Real Property Tax can be found here.

Tax Grievances
If you wish to grieve your property tax assessment, you can do so at the Grievance Day for the town of Clermont. The Board that hears the grievances is the Board of Assessment Review. Grievance Notice 2020, Assessment for the Town of Clermont

Tax Exemption Report 2018
The Assessor’s Tax Exemption Impact Report for 2018 can be found here.

Board of Assessment Review 
John Gall, Chairman (October 1, 2016 – September 30, 2021)
Ripley G. Hathaway (October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2022)
Mary Howard (October 1, 2018 – September 30, 2023)
John Halterman, IV (October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2024)
Sara Takacs (October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2025)

School Taxes
To learn more about budget and financial information of the three school districts, here are the schools’ websites:

Here are the links for the School Tax Bills:

Germantown Central School Taxes go to

Germantown Central School
Tax Processing Unit
P.O. Boz 16186
Albany, NY 12212-6186

For Pine Plains and Red Hook Central School District Taxes go to Info-Tax Online.

Pine Plains Central School District
PPCSD – School Tax Collector
2829 Church Street
Pine Plains, NY 12567

Red Hook Central School District
Kristie L. Lukach
9 Mill Road
Red Hook, NY 12571