The Assessor is a local government official who estimates the full market value of real property within a city, town or village's boundaries. This value is converted into an assessment, which is one component in the computation of real property tax bills.
In addition the Assessor's Office prepares, files and maintains the Town of Red Hook, Village of Red Hook and Village of Tivoli property record cards. The office is also responsible for maintaining official owners names and addresses, photographic and other parcel inventory information and establishing a uniform percent of full market value.
The Assessor is appointed for a 6 year term. The Assessor and the part-time Deputy Assessor are hired by the Town Board.