The Assessor's Office is responsible for producing a fair and accurate assessment roll of property values within the Town.
In the Town of Southampton, this includes:
13 school districts
21 fire districts
Nine lighting districts
Nine ambulance districts
Two water districts (Hampton Bays and Riverside)
Taken together, these areas encompass over 51,000 parcels, including seven incorporated villages. Southampton also has an inter-municipal agreement with the Village of Sag Harbor to assess the area that extends into the Town of East Hampton.
As a result of this process, the Assessors Office maintains records which relate to items that can affect a propertys value, including the filing of tax exemptions. Research into inquires regarding ownership, overlay problems, rights of way, riparian rights, and others that occur on a routine basis. The office is also tasked with maintaining a current street address database in order to comply with the E-911 emergency dispatch system.