Melanie Bunzey,  Sole Assessor

Assessor Clerk:

Location933 County Route 401, Westerlo, N.Y. 12193

Phone518-797-3111 Ext.1016

Fax: 518-797-5122

Assessor’s Hours:             Thursdays 4:30 pm – 7 pm                                                                               or By Appointment 

Assessor Clerk’s Hours:   Monday – Wednesday 8 am – 12 pm                                                            Thursdays 2 pm – 7 pm

   Closed on holidays

*In case of inclement weather and for the safety of our employees, this office may open late or close. Please call the office before coming by. *

Please be advised the Assessor will be driving around town taking photos of properties to update their files. She will be in a vehicle marked with a Town of Westerlo seal

Assessor’s Office is closed on the following holidays:

  •  New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King
  • President’s Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Election Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day & Black Friday
  • Christmas Day
If a holiday falls on Saturday, it will be observed on Thursday; if a holiday falls on Sunday, it will be observed on Monday.

Tax Exemption Instructions, Grievance forms and the current Assessment Roll can be found on the Department Documents & Forms page
Click here to be taken there.


(Pursuant to Sections 506 and 526 of the Real Property Tax Law)


Notice is hereby given that as of May 1, 2024, the Assessor of the Town of Westerlo, County of Albany, has completed the Tentative Assessment Roll for the current year, and that a copy has been filed with the Westerlo Town Clerk. The Tentative Assessment Roll is available for viewing until the Board of Assessment Review (BAR)/Grievance Day. The Assessor will also be available by phone or email (518-797-3111, ext. 1016 or Please feel free to call with any questions or concerns.


The Board of Assessment Review (“BAR”) will meet at the Town Hall located at 933 County Route 401 on Wednesday, May 29, 2024 (“Grievance Day”) from 4pm until 8pm to hear and examine all complaints in relation to assessments on the application of any persons believing him/her to be aggrieved.  Grievances will be heard in person.  All complaints must be received before the BAR closes the meeting on Grievance Day. Be sure to include whatever support you wish the BAR to consider with your application, it will not be accepted post-meeting. Applications and instructions for filing a complaint are available from your assessor (call and we will mail you a form), at the meeting, or online at


Dated this 1st day of May, 2024

Melanie Bunzey, Town of Westerlo Assessor


Important STAR Program Information

For information about STAR credit checks, please call the State hotline at (518) 457-2036

Download and view the STAR Program Information

All exemptions/applications (new or renewals) must be received by the Assessor’s office by taxable status date of March 1st each year.

For more information on these and other exemptions, please visit

Tax Exemption Instructions, Grievance forms and the current Assessment Roll can be found on the Department Documents & Forms page
Click here to be taken there.

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***Update 5/25***: At this time the Town has determined that there was no unauthorized access to the water supply. The advisory to not drink water has been lifted

Please be assured that your safety is our #1 concern.

Any further updates will be posted on the Town’s Facebook page, Town of Westerlo Government News, as well as on the website.