The City of Kingston, NY

    Welcome to the City of Kingston, NY

    Kingston, dating to the arrival of the Dutch in 1652, is a vibrant city with rich history and architecture, was the state's first capital, and a thriving arts community. City Hall is in the heart of the community at 420 Broadway, and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except July & August (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.).  Come tour our historic City, with restaurants that are among the region's finest, and local shopping that promises unique finds.

    Historic Churches

    Kingston is home to many historic churches. The oldest church still standing is the First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Kingston which was organized in 1659. Referred to as The Old Dutch Church, it is located in Uptown Kingston. Many of the city's historic churches populate Wurts street (6 in one block) among them Hudson Valley Wedding Chapel is a recently restored church built in 1867 and now a chapel hosting weddings. Another church in the Rondout is located at 72 Spring Street. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church was founded in 1849. The original church building at the corner of Hunter Street and Ravine Street burned to the ground in the late 1850s. The current church on Spring Street was built in 1874.

    Kingston, NY

    Kingston became New York's first capital in 1777, and was burned by the British on October 13, 1777, after the Battles of Saratoga. In the 19th century, the city became an important transport hub after the discovery of natural cement in the region, and had both railroad and canal connections.

    Kingston, NY

    The town of Rondout, New York, now a part of the city of Kingston, became an important freight hub for the transportation of coal from Honesdale, Pennsylvania to New York City through the Delaware and Hudson Canal. This hub was later used to transport other goods, including bluestone. Kingston shaped and shipped most of the bluestone made to create the sidewalks of New York City.

     

    Contact Us

    City Hall Address:
    420 Broadway
    Kingston, New York
    12401

    Phone:
    (845) 331-0080

    Assessor's Office

    The Assessor's Office is responsible for the placement of fair and equitable assessments upon each and every property within the City of Kingston. Data regarding the physical characteristics of property is maintained in our database. Items such as style, year built, size, age and condition are maintained. This information is updated any time there is a known physical change in the property. In addition, it is the responsibility of this office to maintain and update all ownership information regarding each parcel. This office is also responsible for administering exemptions for wholly exempt purposes, veterans exemptions, business improvement exemptions, aged exemptions, disability exemptions, existing STAR exemptions and many other NYS mandated exemptions. In addition to these functions, it is also the duty of the Assessor's Office to appear at the Board of Assessment Review's annually grievance day where taxpayers can contest the assessment on their property.

     

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    Assessment Grievance ForM (RP-524)

     

    How to Contest Your Assessment

     

    STAR Property Tax Relief

     

    Property Tax Exemptions

     

    Property Tax Basics in NYS

     

    More Information About Property Taxes in NYS

     

    ASSESSMENT CALENDAR

     

    JULY 1ST (Previous Year)
    VALUATION DATE

    All properties are valued according to the real estate market
    as of this date for each assessment roll.

    MARCH 1ST
    TAXABLE STATUS DATE

    Property is valued according to its’ ownership and condition
    as of this date. All exemption applications must be filed with
    Assessor’s office.

    MAY 1ST
    TENTATIVE ROLL FILED

    A tentative listing of all assessments is completed and filed
    by the Assessor, beginning the formal grievance period.

    4TH TUESDAY OF MAY
    GRIEVANCE DAY

    The date when the Board of Assessment Review meets to
    hear complaints on tentative assessments, concluding the
    Grievance period. All grievance applications must be filed.

     

     CONTACT INFORMATION

    City Hall - Assessor's Office
    420 Broadway
    Kingston, NY 12401

    City Assessor
    Daniel P. Baker

    Phone: (845) 334-3910
    Fax: (845) 334-3913
    Email dbaker@kingston-ny.gov

    Office Hours:
    Mon. - Fri. 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM