The City Assessor's Office is responsible for assessing all vacant, residential and commercial properties at full market value. It is our duty to maintain fair, equitable and uniform property values for the purpose of levying taxes for Albany County, City of Cohoes and Cohoes City School District.


We are here to offer information and assistance on any Real Property tax issues as well as exemption questions and eligibility requirements. Exemptions available include:
  • First time home buyer of new construction
  • Home improvement
  • Physically disabled
  • Rehab of historic properties
  • Senior citizen and STAR
  • Veterans
You may access applications and instructions for all exemptions through the New York State Office of Real Property Services website. Exemption forms are available online 24 hours a day.

Grievance Day may or may not be held as usual depending on State mandated restrictions. Hearings on Tuesday May 26, 2020 may be held by teleconference or video conference if restrictions on gathering continue through Grievance Day. The Board of Assessment Review will meet from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM to hear complaints in relation to assessments of real property. All grievance applications must be submitted to the City Assessors office on or before Tuesday May 26th. Please contact the City Assessor with any questions you may have at (518) 233-2112

A publication “HOW TO FILE A COMPLAINT ON YOUR ASSESSMENT” is available on line thru the New York State Office of Real Property Tax Services   (

Dated this 8th day of May 2020

City Assessor

Thomas E Jacques