Supervisor's Message -

 

Welcome to the Town of Haverstraw web site!


The Town Board and I hope that the information provided to you will assist you and inform you about Town Government and the services that we render and also discover the opportunities and amenities that the Town of Haverstraw offers to our residents.

Our website will keep you updated on the many recreational and cultural activities that have been scheduled.

I am proud to be the Supervisor of the Town of Haverstraw. Haverstraw is rich in its history, its culture and its people. It is a great place to live and learn. Our future is bright and there are many things happening in Haverstraw which include the County Waterfront Park, development of a town park in the unincorporated area, youth and senior activities and much more.


Please feel free to contact me at the Haverstraw Town Hall with any questions or comments you may have. 845-429-2200 or fax 845-429-4701.


 


 

Howard T. Phillips Jr.
Supervisor

Town of Haverstraw

John Oshaughnessy - Assessor
Email Contact: assessor@townofhaverstraw.org

Gail D. Peterson - Assessing Clerk
Jodi Ferris - Clerk
Direct Line: 845 942-3717

For information on the STAR (School Tax Relief) Program please click this link: STAR Program NYS

To access the new web based GIS Portal for Rockland County, Click Here

The purpose of the Town Assessor's Office is to provide fair and equitable valuations to all properties for tax purposes.

The Assessor assigns a dollar value for each property, whether vacant, improved, residential or commercial within the town. This assessed value is then used in the calculation of town, county and school taxes.

Other related duties of the Assessor include:

  • Complying with provisions of NYS Real Property Tax Law
  • Providing and compiling all applications for various NYS exemptions for real property
  • Insuring that the proper yearly Equalization Rate issued to the town for county, school, and state aid apportionment purposes by New York State is based on reasonable sales and appraisals and if challenged, provide the necessary basis on which to have the rate recalculated.
  • Providing general assessment information to the Town Board and citizens, especially concerning yearly changes in the law or rules and procedures
  • Assisting in the defense and litigation of all tax challenges, including the Grievance procedure, Small Claims Assessment Review and Tax Certiorari cases
  • Providing and updating tax maps and property records, whether computerized or hard copied

Assessment Calendar

July 1 (Prior Year) - Valuation Day

Properties are valued according to the state or "status" of the property as of this date

March 1- Taxable Status Day

Properties are valued according to the state or "status" of the property as of this date

May 1 - Tentative Roll Filed

A tentative listing of the new roll's assessments are compiled and published

4th Tuesday in May - Grievance Day

Any party wishing to contest the tentative assessment may appear before the Board of Assessment Review on this date.

July 1 (Current Year) - Final Roll Published

All calculated property assessments are used for the upcoming school,town and country tax bills