This reassessment of all real property is the result of a decision made by the Town of Austerlitz to create fair and equitable assessments at 100% of Market Value. It is done pursuant to Sections 301 and 305 of the New York State Real Property Tax Law (RPTL.) It is the intent of the Town to complete the reassessment in accordance with Section 1573 RPTL, rules and procedures in order to qualify for State Aid.

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To help address the challenges we face from global climate change, the Austerlitz Town Board has resolved to take local action appropriate for our town.  What those specific actions will be are not yet determined.  However, the town board has begun a process to become certified as a “Climate Smart Community”.   Basically, this is a program setup by the NY Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to help local communities participate in reducing greenhouse gasses produced within the community.

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K.I.S.S. – Keeping Identities of Seniors Safe is a free program implemented by Columbia County Clerk Holly Tanner.  You can bring sensitive documents to the Austerlitz Town Hall between October 9 – October 27, 2017 for free destruction!

Documents will be signed over to the Town Clerk and will be placed into a secured, locked container.  This container cannot be unlocked by any County or Town employee, only by the vendor.  The shredding vendor is a trusted, bonded company.

Seniors can rest assured that their documents will be secure from the moment they are placed in the locked receptacles in the town hall.

This service is FREE to seniors and the town.  The costs are covered out of the County Clerk’s records management expenses budget which is funded through the mortgage taxes collected in the Clerk’s office.

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Weatherize your home for free.
This service is available to income eligible homeowners and renters of all ages.

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For anyone who lives in Columbia County.
We will provide education and materials related to:


To find out more on how to make your home healthy and safe – PLEASE CALL (518)828-3358

Columbia County
Healthy Neighborhoods Program

Please be advised that the construction work to replace Cash’s Bridge, carrying Columbia Co. Rte. 9 over the Indian Creek, will begin and the bridge will be closed to all traffic on Monday, July 24, 2017 by the County’s project contractor, A. Colarusso & Son of Hudson NY. Columbia County Rte. 9 will be closed to all traffic, although local traffic and residents will be able to access all properties located immediately north and south of the bridge at all times during the bridge replacement work. The tentative construction schedule submitted by the contractor indicates that the bridge replacement work will take approximately 3-4 months to complete.

Construction on our New Town Hall has begun!

2017 Town Budget

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E-ZPass sold here!

E-ZPass now available at the Town Hall.
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