Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Assessments--the actual assessments for 2009 and the tentative assessments for 2010, for all properties in Hudson as well as the rest of the county--are now available online, accessed from the Columbia County website.

Starting today, May 11, Garth Slocum, assessor for the City of Hudson, will be available at the Central Firehouse, 77 North Seventh Street, to meet with people to discuss their assessments. He will be there every weekday except Wednesday up until Grievance Day on May 25. Today he's not expected to be at the firehouse until 11. I have been told that henceforward he will be there from 9 to 12:30 and again from 2:30 to 5. No appointments are necessary.


  1. you must know your tax id # to get info.

  2. Actually, Anonymous, you don't. I tried it out earlier this morning, and all you need to know is your address or the address of any other property you're interested in.

  3. I've tried it every which way and can't get it to work for any property (including my own when using the proper numbers for Tax ID and SBL).

    T. O'Connor

  4. Don't use tax ID numbers. Here's what I did (successfully) to access the information on my house and others.

    In the drop-down menu for Municipality, click on "City of Hudson." Forget everything else and just type in a street name. As soon as you start typing, a drop-down menu will appear. Click on the version of the street name you want (in my case, in was "Allen St"). Then click on "Search" and you'll get a list of all the properties--by number--on that street. Find the property you want and click on the Tax ID number. The information will appear.

  5. Carole's advice is correct... The search engine is a bit peculiar in the way it operates, but it does work; its syntax just takes a little getting used to.

    Paradoxically, feeding the engine a little *less* info seems to increase the chance of finding your property. I've posted some similar tips on how to use the engine at my blog:


    For example, if (hypothetically) you know your Hudson house as 18 Warren Street, searching on that address may not turn up the property because the actual tax address is 16-24 Warren Street... And the search engine is not sophisticated enough to figure out that they are the same place.

    So to find the, your best bet would be to select "City of Hudson" from the pull-down menu of municipalities, then just put "Warren" into the Street Name field, and press Search -- and then scroll through the addresses found to spot your property.

  6. Thanks Carole, that did the trick.

    - TO'C