Welcome to the website for the City of Watervliet, New York!
Mark R. Gilchrist
Phone: 518-270-3800 ext. 105
Registrar of Vital Statistics
Phone 518-270-3800 ext,. 107
2 Fifteenth Street, Room 8
Watervliet, NY 12189
Hours: 8:00am to 4:00pm
The Assessor's office is responsible for the establishment of assessed valuation of property in the City, in conformance with the New York State Real Property Tax Laws and the Laws of the City of Watervliet, to be used in the computation of property values. For important dates regarding property assessments please see the City Calendar.
For those property owners who feel their property has been incorrectly assessed you may contact the City's Assessor Office with any questions. Complaint forms should be filed in the Assessor's Office prior to the May 1st tentative roll date each year.
The office also has records of tax maps, current property owners of record, assessments and lot sizes. Property data is maintained for all properties in the City.
If you are a City resident who is over 65-years of age, who have owned there home for one year or more and whose gross annual income is under $32,400 may be eligible to receive a Senior Exemption on City, County and School taxes.
If you are a City resident who has served on active duty during a period of war and own your home, you may be eligible to receive a Veterans Exemption on City and County taxes.
If you are a City property owner and reside on your property, you may be eligible for a Star exemption. There are two types of exemption with this program, the first is the "Basic Star program" for those under 65-years of age. The second is the "Enhanced Star Program" for those over 65-years of age and whose net income is less than $74,700. For more information on these programs please contact the Assessor's office.
All property exemption applications must be filed with the Assessor's on or before March 1st of each year. To obtain application forms contact the Assessor's office or download one on-line by clicking here.