News & Notices


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.

Legal Notice


The Town of Stephentown, Rensselaer, NY, Town Board is requesting bids for lawn mowing at the Town Hall and Town Park. Sealed bids are due to the Town Clerk’s office by Monday, March 16th, 2020 at 7:00PM, delivered or mailed to 26 Grange Hall Rd. Stephentown, NY. The Town Board has privileges to accept or deny any or all bids. Bids will be opened and reviewed at the next Regular Town Board meeting on Monday, March 16th, 2020 at 7:00pm.

By Order of the Town Board

Stephanie M. Wagar

Town Clerk

Legal Notice

Town of Stephentown, County of Rensselaer, State of New York

Notice is hereby given that the Town Board, Town of Stephentown, Rensselaer County, NY, is accepting resumes and letters of interest for

  • Dog Control Officer

For information regarding salaries and job duties please contact the Town Clerk. Resumes and letters of interest to be submitted to the Town Clerk by Monday, March 16, 2020 at 7:00 PM. Letters can be mailed or delivered to the Town Clerk’s Office at 26 Grange Hall Road, Stephentown, NY 12168.

By order of the Town Board

Stephanie M. Wagar

Town Clerk

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.

A Public Hearing was held on Monday, March 9th, 2020, at 7:00PM located at the Town Hall. The Town Board invites residents who could not attend this meeting to our Regular Board Meeting on Monday, March 16th, 2020 at 7:00pm for further discussion and information that was provided at this public hearing. If you would like to submit a letter to the Town Board you may deliver or email the letter to the Town Clerk at or at 26 Grange Hall Road, Stephentown, NY 12168. To view the Franchise Proposals click on the links below:

Consolidated Communications Franchise Proposal 2020

Spectrum Northeast, LLC-Charter Communications, Inc. Franchise Proposal 2020

Town Clerk’s Hours

The Town Clerk’s Hours recently published in the 2020 ERCSWNA calendar are INCORRECT.

The correct hours are:

  • Monday, Wednesday & Friday 5 pm – 7 pm,
  • 2nd and 3rd Saturdays of the month from 9 am – 12 pm, or
  • By appointment made 2 weeks prior

Deputy Town Clerk Hours :

Tuesdays: 10:00am to 1:00pm

(Town Clerk is unavailable at this time – if you need the Town Clerk during this time please leave a message with the Deputy Town Clerk and the Town Clerk will get back to  you the following business day)

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!