Department of Assessment

Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Monday through Friday
Phone Number: 518-477-9710
East Greenbush Town Hall
225 Columbia Turnpike
Rensselaer, NY 12144

Susan F. McCarthyAssessor

Email Address:

Support Staff

Ellen Schwab, Clerk
Patrice Burek, Data Collector


The Assessor is a local government official who is appointed by the Town Board for a term of 6 years. The Assessor has the responsibility of identifying and estimating the value of real property located within the town. At present, we have approximately 6,500 parcels. In the valuation process, Pictometry, Sales data, etc. are some of the tools used to arrive at value. A second function of the position requires that the Assessor review all the exemption applications submitted to the Department and then determines the status of those applications. New York State certifies all assessors and monitors the training requirements of new and experienced assessors.

The office maintains and updates an inventory database for new construction and existing property/building improvements with information from the Building Inspector, and by verifying Real Estate sales utilizing and other on-line sites. 

Assessment Rolls (current and archived)

Assessment Roll Overview

Have questions about how to read the Assessment Roll and would like to understand how to read it? Please check out this great resource! Assessment Roll Help!

Tax Maps (PDF version)

Property Tax Freeze Credit Checks (expired after 2019)