The mission of the Sullivan County Real Property Tax Services Agency is primarily to fulfill the requirements of the New York State Law and Regulations to achieve and maintain equitable assessments throughout the County of Sullivan. In order to create and preserve tax equity within and between the municipalities located in the County of Sullivan, this agency is responsible to produce and maintain tax maps. These tax maps display the configuration and location of parcels within the towns, villages and special districts throughout the County of Sullivan.
The Real Property Tax Services Agency provides services to local assessors on procedures for the preparation and maintenance of assessment rolls, property record cards, appraisal cards and other records and documents relating to real property assessment and taxation. The Agency also provides training, and administrative support and assistance to acting boards of assessments review. Additionally, the Agency investigates and makes recommendations to school districts, villages and the county legislature concerning the correction of errors and acts as a liaison between the state and local government on property tax administration, provides training programs for assessors and boards of assessment review and escrow account management services to local municipalities.
Technical and professional assistance is provided to other county departments, local governments, school districts, taxpayers, the public in general, attorneys, and real estate professions in all aspects of real property assessment and taxation.