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Pursuant to §506 & §526 of the Real Property Tax Law:

NOTICE is hereby given that the Assessor of the City/Town of Clermont,

County of Columbia has completed the 2024 tentative assessment roll for the current year, a copy of which is filed with the Town Clerk.

The Assessor will be in attendance with such tentative roll at:

1795 Route 9, Clermont NY 12526 ___________________________________________________________________________

She will be available on the following days:



Written complaints with respect to the assessments may be filed with the Assessor any time prior to or on Grievance Day June 4, 2024, and shall be transmitted by the Assessor to the Board of Assessment Review on or before Grievance Day.

A publication containing procedures for contesting an assessment is available at the Assessor’s office or online at:



Tax Information

Tax Collector
Joan Buser (January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2025)
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: Available 7 days a week by phone or email, 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. See Columbia County Real Property Tax Service Agency Grievances for more information.

Board of Assessment Review 
John Gall, Chairman (October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2026)
Ripley G. Hathaway (October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2027)
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 Districts:
To learn more about budget and financial information of the three school districts, see the schools’ websites:

The links for the School Tax Bills for Pine Plains, Germantown and Red Hook Central School Districts are here: Info-Tax Online.

Mailing addresses for school taxes:

  • Germantown Central School, c/o The Bank of Greene County
    P.O. Box 247
    Germantown, N.Y 12526
        Atten: Tax Collection
  • 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

Special Elections August 23, 2022

UPCOMING ELECTIONS: Tuesday, August 23, 2022

TWO Elections will take place simultaneously on August 23:

SPECIAL ELECTION for Representative in U.S. Congress, 19th C.D.

ALL VOTERS registered in Columbia County are eligible to vote in the SPECIAL ELECTION. This is to fill the vacant Congressional seat in the 19th District for the remainder of calendar year 2022.

DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY for Representative in U.S. Congress, 19th C.D. Only voters enrolled in the DEMOCRATIC Party may vote in this PRIMARY ELECTION. This is to nominate the Democratic candidate who will be on the ballot for the November 8, 2022 General Election. The winner at the General Election will then serve in Congress for the 2023 – 2024 term.

There will be two ballots: enrolled Democrats will receive two ballots–one for the Special Election and one for the Primary Election. All other voters will receive a single ballot for the Special Election only.

There will also be Early Voting between August 13 and August 21, at 401 State Street in Hudson and Martin H. Glynn Municipal Building in Valatie.

For more information contact Columbia County Board of Elections

ABSENTEE VOTING: Important changes to the law. 1) Deadlines for absentee applications are earlier, and 2) voters who receive an absentee ballot are no longer allowed to vote on the voting machines on Election Day or at Early Voting


(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

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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:
Eli 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[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]