Michelle Radley, Town Clerk
For more information please call 518-392-4644
Contact the Town Clerk Office regarding the following:
Hunting / Fishing Licenses
Rental of Town Meeting Facilities and Usage of Playground Facilities
Meals on Wheels Program inquiries
Refuse Bags and Disposal Tickets for Columbia County Transfer Stations
Previous year’s taxes for the Town of Ghent are now available online.
Please note - this is for information purposes ONLY. Tax Bills cannot be paid online.
Payment must still be made at the Tax Collector’s Office (either in person or by mail). Acceptable forms of payment are cash or check (payable to either: Town of Ghent or Ghent Tax Collector).
Deputy Town Supervisor
Lynn Hotaling 518.392.4644 x 204
WHAT TO DO IF YOU DISAGREE WITH YOUR ASSESSMENT
Grievance Applications (Form RP524) & Instructions can be printed directly from the following state website:
- Government & Researchers
- Property Tax & Assessment Administration
- Exemption Administration
- Exemption Forms
Register for NYS STAR (School Property Tax Relief): Deadline 3/1/2013
All New York homeowners receiving a BASIC STAR exemption MUST re-register (prior to 12/31/13) with the New York State Tax & Finance Department in order to receive the BASIC STAR exemption on their 2014-2015 School Tax Bill and subsequent school tax bills thereafter. Columbia County BASIC STAR recipients will receive a mailing from NYS within the first two weeks of September which will instruct them on how to re-register. CLICK HERE TO RE-REGISTER FOR BASIC STAR
ENHANCED (SENIOR CITIZEN) STAR homeowners will continue to apply each year with their Town Assessor and are not required to re-register with NYS.
New Homeowners and/or homeowners that have never applied for the BASIC STAR exemption will need to apply this year (prior to 3/1/14) with their Town Assessor in order to receive this exemption on their 2014-2015 School Tax Bill.
Tuesday 9am-11am / Wednesday 5pm-8pm
click here to download Application for Building Permit
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You may download it here for free.
Visit the Community Planning & Environmental Associates (CPEA) web site for meeting minutes and mapping relating to the Town of Ghent.
Monday through Thursday 6am-4:30pm
Monday through Friday 7am--3:30pm
FOR ALL EMERGENCIES, CALL 911
During business hours, call the Town Garage 518.392.2651 for all non-emergency occurrences, such as a downed tree on a roadway, or a road wash out.
Remember, if it’s an emergency - call 911 immediately.
Dog Control Shelter
Columbia-Green Humane Society
125 Humane Society Road, Hudson 12534
West Ghent Recreation Center Rental
Zoning Enforcement Officer Walt Simonsmeier
The complete Town of Ghent Zoning Code is available on-line.