|Address:||244 Fair Street
Kingston, NY 12401
|Office hours:||9:00A.M. - 5:00P.M.,
It is our intention to provide assistance to individual problems as well as the villages, towns, city, and other Ulster County Departments. We supply booklets that help senior citizens and veterans in the filing of their exemptions or grievance forms. We also train and certify Board of Assessment Review members, create a standard assessment roll system for towns, villages, and the city and, in general, oversee about 84,000 parcels.
Standardization of assessment procedures and records are most important to Ulster County. At this time there are twenty towns, three villages, and one city.
Real Property Tax Service was established to assist the general public and changes continue in the hope of improving this performance. Our task could not be accomplished, however, without the support of the New York State Office of Real Property Services in Albany, its satellite offices, other county agencies, and the local government.
It is hoped that we can standardize assessing practices in this county without diminishing any form of home rule and providing instead a goal of cooperative effort and equability of the tax burden among all citizens.
The Ulster County Real Property Tax Service Agency is a statutory agency that exists to provide services that assist local government officials to achieve and maintain equitable assessment administration. We provide the resources and expertise to accomplish this function. The goal of equitable assessment administration is to provide a sound, reliable, fair, and easily understood foundation for the determination of the Real Property tax.