Department of Assessment
East Greenbush Town Hall
225 Columbia Turnpike
Rensselaer, NY 12144

Phone Number: 518-477-9710
Fax Number: 518-689-2495

Susan McCarthy, Assessor
Email Address:

Support Staff

Ellen Schwab, Clerk
Patrice Burek, Data Collector

Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Monday through Friday


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. 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 application. New York State certifies all assessors and monitors the training requirements of new and experienced assessors.

The office updates new construction and major improvements with information from the Building Inspector. We are also required to look at each parcel once every 6 years to verify the accuracy of the property records.

Property Tax Credit Checks

Current Assessment Roll and Previous Rolls dating back to 2006

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!

Renouncing your STAR Exemption to go with the NYS STAR Credit Check program-

Deadline to switch for the upcoming September 2019 School Tax Bill is Monday June 17th.You can still switch after that date, but it will be for the following years School Tax bill.If you’re considering switching, form RP-496 (Application to Renounce Previously Granted Exemptions) needs to be turned into the Assessor’s department at EG Town Hall, not to the Rensselaer County Director of Real Property Tax Services, as noted on the form. The form is available at the Assessor’s office or you can access on line at

Once the Assessor’s records are updated we will forward the form to the County for further processing. After submitting the renouncement form to the Assessor it is your responsibility to register with NYS for the STAR Credit check program online at or by calling 518-457-2036.