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NOTICE OF COMPLETION OF FINAL ASSESSMENT ROLL

(Pursuant to Section 516 of the Real Property Tax Law)

Notice is hereby given that the Final Assessment Roll for the Town of

Clermont, in the County of Columbia, for the year 2020, has been completed by the undersigned Assessor(s), and a certified copy thereof has been filed in the office of the Town Clerk on the day of July 1st, 2020, where the same will remain for public inspection.

Dated this day of July 1st 2020.
Assessor
Cheryl Kaszluga

Grievance Notice 2020, Assessment for the Town of Clermont

Pursuant to Sections 506 and 526 of the Real Property Tax Law:

  1. Notice is hereby given that the Tentative Assessment Roll for the Town of Clermont is completed, and a copy thereof is available at the Town Clerk’s Office. The Roll may also Be viewed online at https://clermontny.org and www.columbiacountyny.com.
  2. Notice is hereby given that the Assessor will be in attendance with the Tentative Assessment Roll for the Town of Clermont on the following days:
    • May 5, 2020 by phone appointment only from 8:30am-12:30pm
    • May 8, 2020 by phone appointment only from 8:30am-12:30pm
    • May 14, 2020 by phone appointment only from 4:30pm-6:30pm
    • May 16, 2020 by phone appointment only from 8:30am-12:30pm

      (Due to Covid-19 restrictions the assessor is available for appointment by phone only. Please call the office at 518-929-3845 to schedule an appointment if needed.)
  3. Notice is hereby given that the Board of Assessment Review for the Town of Clermont will meet to hear and examine all properly filed complaints in relation to assessments of Real Property on June 2nd, 2020 3:00pm-5pm and 6:00pm-8:00pm BY APPOINTMENT.

    Contact the Town Assessor’s Office prior to June 2nd to schedule an appointment.
    Grievance Day will be conducted through Zoom.

    (Due to Covid-19 restrictions, property owners needing to grieve their 2020 tentative assessment are strongly encouraged to submit their grievance application and supporting documentation to the Town Assessor prior to June 2nd either by emailing tocassessor@yahoo.com or by mailing to

    Town of Clermont Assessor,
    1795 Route 9,
    Clermont, N.Y. 12526 )
  4. A publication containing procedures for contesting an assessment is available online at:
    http://www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/publications/orpts/grievancebooklet.pdf .

      Dated this 1st day of May, 2020
      Cheryl Kaszluga
      Assessor, Town of Clermont

Additional Information as of May 24, 2020:

The Town of Clermont Board of Assessment Review meeting will be held virtually. Residents are invited to watch a live stream of the meeting on YouTube. Residents are also welcome to participate via telephone.

YouTube  Clermont NY Board of Assessment Review June 2nd at 3 pm
Telephone (646) 558 8656
Meeting ID: 868 2324 9073
Password: 153687

Department Contact Info

Clermont Town Hall
1795 Route 9
Clermont, NY 12526
518-537-6868
MAP

Town Hall Phone:
518-537-6868

Town Hall Fax:
518-537-5324

Supervisor:
Raymond Staats, 518-537-6868

Town Clerk:
Mary Helen Shannon, 518-537-6868, toclerm@gtel.net

Assessor:
Cheryl Kaszluga, 518-537-6928

Building Inspector/ZEO:
Sam Harkins, 518-537-6868, CEOClermont@gmail.com

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); newleash11@gmail.com

Highway Superintendent:
James Potts, Jr., 518-537-6869

Historian:
Dawn Brownson, historianclermontny@gmail.com

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/ZEO:
Sam Harkins, 518-537-6868, CEOClermont@gmail.com

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)
joanb@gtel.com
518-537-6102 – By Appointment

Tax information can be looked up online by Tax Map ID# at: http://egov.basny.com/Clermont/
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, 2013 – September 30, 2019)
518-537-6928
Hours: 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM, Thursdays – 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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, 2014 – September 30, 2018)
John Halterman, IV (October 1, 2014 – September 30, 2019)
Sara Takacs (October 1, 2015 – September 30, 2020)

School Taxes
To learn more about budget and financial information of the three school districts, here are the schools’ websites:
http://www.germantowncsd.org/
http://www.redhookcentralschools.org/
http://www.pineplainsschools.org/

Here are the links for the School Tax Bills:

Germantown Central School Taxes go to tax.neric.org.

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
518-398-7181

Red Hook Central School District
Kristie L. Lukach
9 Mill Road
Red Hook, NY 12571
845-758-2241

Court

Clermont Town Court
Town Hall
1795 Route 9
Germantown, NY 12526
Phone: 518-537-6868

Town Justices
Richard Christensen (January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2019)
Phone: 518-537-5302

Ronald Banks (January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2021)
Phone: 518-537-4218

Court Hours
The Court Hours will begin at 5:00 P.M. on Thursdays.

Other Courts
Here’s a link to all the other Columbia County Courts.
https://www.courtreference.com/Columbia-County-New-York-Courts.htm