Lisa Goree, Acting Town Assessor
Maureen Berglin, Deputy Town Assessor
Phone: (631) 283-6020
Fax: (631) 287-4509
Mission & Responsibilties
The Assessors Office is responsible for property tax assessment, which forms the basis for funding of local government in the State of New York. This office is charged with the responsibility of producing a fair and equitable assessment roll for the purpose of real property taxation.
- To provide fair and equitable assessment by maintaining an equalized tax base.
- To establish professional training standards for personnel.
- To foster relationships with professionals in the private sector to aid in accumulating, analyzing and exchanging information necessary for the appraisal process.
- To provide the public with a trained, efficient and competent staff that is ready to assist them.
The Town of Southampton covers over 153 square miles and includes six incorporated villages. The Town of Southampton also has a inter-municipal agreement to assess part of a village that extends into the Town of East Hampton. Southampton is also made up of thirteen school districts, twenty-one fire districts, nine lighting districts, two water districts and nine ambulance districts. Taken together, these areas encompass over 51,000 parcels, making Southampton one of the larger assessing units in the state. In accordance with section 305 of the RPTL, the town assesses property at 100% of its market value. The total market valuation of the town for the 2012/2013 tax year is set at approximately $55.84 Billion Dollars. The largest portion of the municipality's high valuation is Southampton's tremendous amount of waterfront which has been put at some 200 miles.
The office maintains a distinct mapping function wherein our records are kept in conformance with the official Suffolk County Tax Map. Research into ownership, overlay problems, rights of way, riparian rights etc. are researched on a routine basis. To this end we also maintain an excellent working relationship with the County of Suffolk for researching, retrieving and transferring information. In addition, we are tasked with maintaining a current street address file in order to comply with the E-911 emergency dispatching system.
Important Dates to Remember
KEY ASSESSMENT DATES FOR TOWN PROPERTY OWNERS
Third Tuesday In May: Grievance Day,
JULY 1: Valuation Date
March 1: Taxable Status Date
March 1: New Exemption Applications Due
May 1: Tentative Assessment Roll available for public viewing in Assessor’s Office and on this website
Third Tuesday In May: Senior Citizen enhanced and disability exemption renewals (Applies in renewal years only)
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JULY 1: Board of Assessment Review Issues Final Decisions on Grieved Assessments Assessor Signs Final Assessment Roll
EARLY DECEMBER: Tax Bills Mailed
Village of Southampton & Village of Sag Harbor
Key Assessment Dates For Town Property Owners
- Valuation date December 31
- January 1: Taxable Status Date:
- January 1: Exemption applications due:
- 3rd Tuesday in February: Grievance Day: Applicable to Village of Sag Harbor and the Village of Southampton only
- No Grievance Days in other Villages: For information on the Village of West Hampton Dunes, Contact the Village Office at (631) 288-6571
- Early June: All villages mail their Tax Bills in
- June 1 - May 31: Lien Year