Legal Notice

The Town Board for the Town of Stephentown is currently seeking applications for a vacancy on the Board of Assessment Review this position is due to expire September 30, 2024. All interested applicants must mail, email or deliver a letter of interest and resume to the Town Clerk’s Office by Friday, February 12, 2021 at 7:00PM, located at 26 Grange Hall Rd, Stephentown, NY 12168.
By Order of the Town Board
Stephanie Wagar
Stephentown Town Clerk

On January 4th, 2021, at 7:00PM the following applicants were appointed to the following positions for 2021:

  • CLERK TO ASSESSOR – Tracy Grant
  • CONSTABLE  – Henry Wagar
  • COURT CLERK  – Tammy Whitman
  • DEPUTY TOWN CLERK – Arlene Longo
  • DOG CONTROL OFFICER – Maggie Banker
  • PLANNING BOARD CLERK – Laurie Gilliland
  • REGISTRAR – Stephanie Wagar
  • ZONING BOARD APPEALS CLERK  – Laurie Gilliland
  • ZONING OFFICER – Owen Cassavaugh
  • 2 TRANSFER STATION SUBSTITUTE(s) (Minimum Wage) – Rebecca Hartnett & Timothy Dormady
  • Youth Commission Program Director & Assistant Director – Duties have been contracted out to the Library, see the Library if interested in working for the Youth Commission.

The following positions several applicants have applied and will be interviewed by the Town Board. A Town Resolution to appoint these positions will be at a later date.

  • 1 Zoning Board of Appeal Member Positions: 5 Year term to expire on December 31st, 2024
  • 1 Zoning Board of Appeal Member Positions: 5 Year term to expire on December 31st, 2025
  • 1 Planning Board Member Position: 5 Year Term to expire on December 31st, 2024
  • 1 Planning Board Member Position: 5 Year Term to expire on December 31st, 2025
  • Alternates for both Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning Board

Town of Stephentown
Notice of Budget Adoption
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Town of Stephentown Town Board, Rensselaer County, New York has met and considered the Preliminary Budget for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2021, and conducted a public hearing on October 26, 2020, as required by Town Law, Section 108, and FURTHER NOTICE IS GIVEN, that the Preliminary Budget is hereby adopted as the Annual Budget of the Town of Stephentown for the fiscal year beginning on January 1, 2021. The Town Board adopted the Town Budget under the allowable tax cap by $1.00 at a 1.97% increase over 2020’s Adopted Budget, an increase of $0.0394 per $1,000.  Copies of said budget are available at the Office of the Town Clerk, or the Town’s official website
By order of the Town Board
Stephanie Wagar,
Town Clerk


Stephanie M. Wagar, the Stephentown Town Clerk, wishes to remind residents that under New York State Ag and Markets law, all dogs are required to be licensed by four (4) months of age. Before a license can be issued or renewed, current proof of rabies vaccination must be provided. Rabies is a contagious and serious disease spread from animals to people so having them vaccinated helps to protect not only your dog, but you and your family.

To obtain a new license, a copy of the current Rabies Certificate is required (must be valid for more than 30 days prior to licensing). If the dog has been spayed/neutered proof that the animal has been altered must be provided. The cost for a spayed/neutered dog is $3.50 (annually) and unspayed/unneutered dog is $11.50. One tag is issued for the lifetime of the license; however, in the event of loss, can be replaced at an additional cost. A renewal letter will be sent on an annual basis, based upon the anniversary of the license.

If you have a dog that is of age and unlicensed, you are in violation of State and Town statutes. Please be aware that is the Town conducts a dog enumeration, not only will you have to pay the licensing fee, but you will also have to pay an additional fee for having an unlicensed dog. If you have any questions please visit the Stephentown Town Clerk’s Office, at 518-733-9195 ext. 8 or by email at

Examination of Assessment Inventory and Valuation Data:

Town of Stephentown, Stephentown, NY, 12168. In accordance with Section 501 of the New York State Real Property Tax Law, notice is hereby given that the assessor for the Town of Stephentown has available for review assessment inventory and valuation data. An appointment to review this information can be made by calling Jennifer Van Deusen, Assessor for the Town of Stephentown at (518)733-9195 ext. 1 or come in Wednesday between the open hours of 6:00pm – 9:00pm or Saturday 8:00am – 11:00am.


Please take notice the Assessor’s Office and the Town Clerk’s Office will be CLOSED to the public until further notice. Please continue to check this page for updates. If you require assistance from the Town Clerk’s Office please call (518)733-9195 ext. 8 or email and someone will assist you. If you require assistance from the Assessor’s Office call (518)733-9195 ext. 1 or email paperwork can be slid under the office door or call to schedule an appointment. If you are not feeling well and you have any cold symptoms please stay home.


Due to the recent Coronavirus Pandemic, all court hearings for the month of March and April 2020 have been postponed.  You will receive in the mail, a notice with your new court date.  If you have a hearing in these two months and do not receive a letter by March 31, 2020, please let the court know.  When leaving a message, please make sure to leave your full name, DOB, mailing address, docket or ticket number, speaking slowly and clearly.  You can also contact the court via email at

All fine notices that have been sent out with due dates in the month of March or April, are still required to be paid on time.  Payments will only be accepted by mail, leaving in the drop slot next to the front door of the Stephentown Town Hall, or if paying by MasterCard or Visa, your card information can be faxed to (518) 733-9057, emailed or sent via mail service.  When making payment, please make sure your full name, DOB and mailing address are included.  ALL IN-PERSON VISITS TO THE COURT ARE SUSPENDED!

When leaving a voicemail, include your name, phone number, docket or ticket number and reason for your call.  I will return your call as soon as possible.  You may also email the court at or fax at (518) 733-9057.  All calls and emails will be returned as soon as possible.

Further information can be found at  Click on the Justice Court Link.

Thank you.

Retirees of 2016

Thank You For All Your Years of Service!

The Town of Stephentown would like to Thank Thomas MacVeigh, Sole Assessor 40 years of service, and Joan MacVeigh, Clerk to the Assessor, for her 36 years of service.

Thank you both for your hard work and dedication to the Town of Stephentown.
Congratulations on your Retirement!

Retirees of 2015

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Thank You for All Your Years of Service!

The Town of Stephentown would like to Thank Douglas Griswold (left), Highway Department Employee, for his 32 years of service, and Ruth Rieger (right), Town Tax Collector, for her 36 years of service.

Thank you both for your hard work and dedication to the Town of Stephentown. Congratulations on your Retirement!

Retirees of 2014

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The Town of Stephentown would like to personally thank Judge Wesley Edwards, the Senior Sitting Town Judge for the State of New York, for his dedication and service of 50 years. It is difficult for all of us to see you retire after serving 50 years to this Town. Throughout the years you have contributed immensely to this Town and we can’t thank you enough! Your accomplishments are extraordinary! You will truly be missed.
Congratulations on your 50 year retirement!