The Town of Liberty provides many services to the public. For a list of departments and the roles they play in our town government, please use the expandable menu below. For additional contact information and business hours, visit the Office Directory.
Assessment and Real Property Office
The Town of Liberty, Assessor’s Office is open from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday thru Friday, (Excluding Holidays.) The office is located on the 2nd floor of the Town Hall, 120 North Main Street, Liberty, 12754. You may obtain information pertaining to Exemptions, your Assessed Value, Review the Assessment Rolls, View Tax Maps.
The Assessor is responsible for the valuation of Real Property in the Town and Village of Liberty, in accordance with NYS Real Property Tax Law and Local Laws. The Assessor is responsible for the administration of tax exemptions and maintaining property inventory.
The Town offers various exemptions including: STAR, Aged, Veterans, Capital Improvements, and Business Exemptions, just to name a few.
For information regarding any of the above, or for any additional information, you may contact our office at (845) 292-4843 and speak with Deborah Shea, Assessor, or Sharon Mckune, Clerk.
Important Dates in the Tax Assessment Cycle:
March 1st – Taxable Status Date (Deadline for filing exemptions and property valued as of this date for the upcoming new Roll)
May 1st – Tentative Assessment Roll filed
Fourth Tuesday in May – Grievance Day (File papers early so Assessor can review)
July 1st – File the final Assessment Roll
September 1st – School Tax Bill
January 1st – Town and County Tax Bill
June 1st – Village of Liberty Tax Bill
Building, Planning, Zoning
The Building Department, reviews and approves Building Permits for various types of construction, including but not limited to: houses, mobile homes, businesses, and signs/billboards.
Contact this office for all matters relating to: the New York State Building Code, Liberty Town Code, and Town of Liberty Zoning Regulations. This is your first stop for all matters that require Planning Board or Zoning Board review and approval.
Applications for Zoning Variances, Special Use Permits, Subdivisions, and Lot Improvements are all filed with this office, located on the 2nd floor of Town Hall, 120 North Main Street, Liberty, 12754.
For information regarding any of the above, or for any additional information, you may contact our office at (845) 292-8511.
For forms, zoning information, town codes, applications, permits and associated documentation visit the Documents & Forms page.
Town of Liberty, Justice Court
Town Court is open from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday thru Friday, (excluding Holidays.) The office is located on the 2nd floor of the Town Hall, 120 North Main Street, Liberty, 12754. For information regarding any and all Court matters, you must contact the Court office at (845) 292-6980.
The Justices are: the Honorable Harold Bauman and the Honorable Kirk Orseck
Please Note: You cannot conduct business with the Justice Court via the Internet or E-mail.
The Town of Liberty, Highway Department, Main Office and Town Barn is located at 2751 State Route 52, Liberty, New York 12754. The office is open Monday thru Friday, from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM. There is voice mail and answering service for emergencies or contact during non-office hours. Highway Superintendent is Timothy Pellam. You may contact the office at (845) 292-4172.
Parks and Recreation Department
The Town of Liberty, Parks and Recreation Department Office is open from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday thru Friday, (Excluding Holidays.) The office is located in the lower level of the Town Senior Citizen Building, 119 North Main Street, Liberty, 12754, across the street from the main Town Hall.
This very active department offers a year round schedule of recreation and community service programs for citizens of all ages. In addition, they organize numerous and various types of special events throughout our township.
A full-time and professional staff is responsible for these programs, as well as several beautiful Town Parks and the Senior Citizen Center.
For information regarding any of the above, or for any additional information, you may contact the office at (845) 292-7690.
Water and Waste Water Department
The Town of Liberty, Water and Waste-Water Department office is located at the Swan Lake Treatment Plant, 4722 Rt. 55, Swan Lake and is open from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday thru Friday, (Excluding Holidays.) In addition, personnel are on call thru messaging, 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.
There are four (4) Sewer Districts and seven (7) Water Districts in the Town of Liberty. The water districts include: Loomis, Ferndale, Stevensville, White Sulphur Springs, Indian Lake, Cold Spring Road, and Route 55. Many of the water districts are inter-connected.
Two, state-of-the art, Waste-Water/Sewer Plants are operated and maintained in the hamlets of Loomis and Swan Lake.
For any questions about these districts, their boundaries, rate and fee schedules, your water and/or sewer bill, or maintenance issues please call: Tom Kehrley, Chief Water & Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator at (845) 292-5620 or Joan Redington, Account Clerk.
Dog Control Officer
The Town of Liberty, Dog Control Officer/Peace Officer is Joanne Gerow. For all dog control and animal cruelty issues, you may contact Joanne by calling her cell phone: (845) 866-3366. The Dog Control Officer is on call 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.