Real Property Tax Service
Tom Jackson, Director
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.
In addition to assisting towns in reassessment projects our agency is responsible for maintaining tax maps for the county. These maps are currently maintained on a digital format. These tax maps are supplied to the towns on a yearly basis.
The Real Property Tax Service Agency verifies planning board approval and proper tax map numbering per new subdivision maps, along with 911 street name approval according to the following rate scale:
Method of Payment: Fees are payable by check, cash, or voucher.
The Real Property Tax Service Agency supplies the assessors and the public with exemption forms and information on all exemptions. We also assist the public with deed and assessment information.
We currently assist the County Commissioner of Finance with the public auction of delinquent properties. Some of the functions we provide are posting of properties, taking pictures of structures, notifying contiguous owners when a tax sale parcel will be available to them to purchase at the public auction. We set price ranges for those properties not sold at the auction.