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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: 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. 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