The Town of Hillsdale Board of Assessment Review (BAR) will hold Grievance Day on Thursday, May 28, 2020, from 4:00-8:00 pm. Grievance applications (RP 524-complaint on real property assessment), which are required for all formal grievance complaints, can be found HERE. More information about this year’s virtual Grievance Day can be found HERE.


  • Town Hall staff members continue to work, so can you reach them by email, phone, or mail. Please consult the Town Directory if you need to reach the Town Clerk, Court Clerk, Assessor, Building Inspector, Highway Superintendent, Supervisor, or members of the Town Board. All telephone calls and emails will be returned promptly.
  • Town Highway Departments are considered “essential” and are working a regular schedule. Ours is no exception – and they are taking precautions to protect themselves and the public.
  • Please use the mail slot at the front door of Town Hall if you have anything to drop off.
  • The Town of Hillsdale Board of Assessment Review (BAR) will hold Grievance Day on Thursday, May 28 from 4:00-8:00 pm.

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County Hotlines
  • Columbia Memorial Health Coronavirus Hotline: 518-828-8249
  • New York State Coronavirus Information Hotline: 888-364-3065


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where can I find a link to the Tax Assessment Roll?
A: The Assessment Roll can be found here

Q: When is the Hillsdale Transfer Station open?
A: Wednesdays and Saturdays 7:30 am-4:00 pm.

Q: Who do I call in the event of a Sewer District emergency?
A: Call the Sewer Operator, Mike Scheller, at 518-821-1932.

Q: How do I apply for a building- or zoning-related permit?
A. Contact the Building Department or download.

Q: Why can’t the Town disallow the use of noisy engine brakes?
A: The response from the NYSDOT here.

Q: What is the intent of Hillsdale’s Solar Law?
A: The law and description here.

Q: How do I obtain a NYS Hunting/Fishing License?
A:  For more information click here.

Q: Who are Hillsdale’s state and congressional representatives?
A: Click here.

Q: How do I enroll to receive code red calls from Columbia County 911?
A: Sign up for alerts at this county website page.

Q: How do I get tax credits if I restore Historic District property?
A: Historic Hillsdale page is here.

Q: Where can I learn more about the sidewalk project?
A:  It’s all here.

Q: Where can I find up-to-date info about emergencies?
A: Visit the Columbia County 911 Facebook page.

Q: Where’s the Hamlet Development Plan?
A:  Here’s the PPS plan.

Q: Can I get married in the Roeliff Jansen Park?
A: Here’s a page that summarizes everything.