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.



The Town of Liberty Assessor’s Office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  The office is located on the second floor of the Town Hall at 120 North Main Street in Liberty.  You may obtain information pertaining to exemptions, your assessment, review the assessment roll and view tax maps.

The Assessor is responsible for fixing the value of real property for tax assessment purposes and for administering the assessment procedures in the town.

For further information regarding assessments and/or exemption forms and instructions, please visit the website of the New York State Office of Real Property Tax Services.

The main purpose of the assessor's office is to provide a service to our customers, who are the taxpayers of the municipality.  As your assessor I am dedicated to maintaining a fair and equitable assessment roll each year, which is a very important part of this service.  I welcome anyone who may have a question to stop in the office or call and make an appointment to meet with me so I may have the opportunity to meet you and answer your questions.

Property Assessment Data is available through both the Assessor's office and the website of the Sullivan County Department of Real Property. Click on the Property Ownership & Assessment Data link and follow the prompts. Tax maps also available on that site.

You may be eligible for exemptions, such as STAR and Veteran (on your primary residence only). Please visit the ORPTS website or contact my office for more information.

If you are going to file for an assessment reduction, please mail or deliver the grievance form and supporting documentation to the Assessor’s office so that it arrives on or before Grievance day.  Click this link to be directed to grievance form RP-524.  If you mail the form, even if it is postmarked on or before Grievance Day, it is deemed to be late if it does not arrive by Grievance day.  Ideally, the form should arrive at least five (5) business days before Grievance Day.  Otherwise, the assessor can request an adjournment to have time to prepare a response to your complaint.  Please note that a personal appearance before the Board of Assessment Review is not a requirement.  All paperwork will be reviewed by the Board regardless of your choice not to appear.

If you need to change your address, please fill out the Change of Address Form and mail it to our office. You may contact our office at (845) 292-4843 to speak with Assessor Vanessa Kelder or Assessor Clerk Sunsoree Young.

Helpful Links
Town of Liberty - 2020 Tentative Tax Assessment Roll

Town of Liberty - 2019 Final Tax Assessment Roll

Change of Address Form

Tax Lookup (Click link to access property and school tax bills.)

Important Dates in the Property Tax Cycle
March 1: Taxable Status Date (Deadline for filing exemption applications. Property is valued as of this date for the upcoming new assessment roll.)
May 1: The tentative assessment roll is filed.
Fourth Tuesday in May: Grievance Day (File papers early so Assessor can review)
June 1: Village of Liberty tax bills mailed.
July 1: The final assessment roll is filed.
September 1: School tax bills are mailed.
January 1: Town and County tax bills are mailed.

Building and Planning

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.

Learn more about tax abatements and exemptions.

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.

Justice and Courts

Town Court, Vehicle and Traffic Plea Form

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.

Fax: (845) 292-2562

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.

Highway Department

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

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.

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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 Joan Redington, Account Clerk at (845) 292-5620.

Annual Water Quality Reports (Posted May 25, 2021)

We are once again proud to present to you our Annual Water Quality Report.

Dog Control

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.

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