Assessor

Colleen Adamec, Sole Assessor
Phone: 518.664.6148 x204
Email: cadamec@stillwaterny.org

Shirley Herrington, Assessment Clerk
Phone: 518.664.6148 x226
Email: sherrington@stillwaterny.org

Assessor Hours:
Monday and Wednesday 6pm – 8pm
Saturday 9am – 12pm (or by appointment)

Assessment Clerk Hours: 
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10am – 2pm
Saturday 9am – 12pm

Description: The function of the Assessor’s office is to maintain a fair and equitable tax value on all real property within the Town. We administer this function by following New York State Real Property Law. To maintain a fair and equitable assessment we constantly review our records, updating inventory when necessary. We continue this process by visiting new construction and recording physical changes to existing properties on our property record cards. Our reference to inventory includes changes to square feet living area (additions), decks, porches, sheds, in-ground swimming pools, garages, etc. The assessor has many other administrative functions:  keeping track of property tax exemptions in both town and village, corrections of errors, processing of all property transfers,processing relevies, omitted taxes, split/merges, Article 7, real property small claims, updating special districts, filing of state annual report, and railroad/telecommunication ceilings, maintaining the real property computer software, and determining a level of assessment.

Tax rates are applied to Taxable Value (Assessed Value minus exemptions) and are set by the various taxing jurisdictions resulting in your property, village and school tax bill. School tax bills are sent by and paid to the school tax collector. Property tax bills are sent by and are paid to the Receiver of Taxes for the Town of Stillwater and Vilage as well. Please direct questions regarding taxes to the applicable person.

Please call for answers to your questions during office hours or leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.

Important Dates:

March 1st Taxable Status Date – Deadline for all exemption applications. New construction is valued at the % of completion by this date.
May 1st Tentative Assessment Roll filed
Grievance Day Thursday after the 4th Tuesday in May from 4pm-8pm
July 1st Valuation Day – Final Assessment Roll available
Sept. 1st School Tax Bills mailed by the School Districts
Jan. 1  Town & County Tax Bills mailed by the Municipality
  Equalization Rate: 90.50%

Exemptions Information and Forms

New York State offers relief from school property taxes to property owners who qualify for different exemptions. You may contact the Office of Assessment to see if you qualify for these or other exemptions that may be available.

Download Grievance Form

To download exemption forms go to: www.tax.ny.gov

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