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.