Rich Maxwell
Rich Maxwell

The Town of Keene has appointed a Sole Assessor; Rich Maxwell. The new office hours will be Wednesdays from 8:30 AM to Noon and weekdays between 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM on his cellphone. His office is located beside the Community Center building, at the bottom of the driveway at 8 Church Street in Keene. The mailing address for the Sole Assessor is :  PO Box 89, Keene, NY 12942.

Phone number: 518-576-9163

Fax number: 518-576-4316

Cell phone number: 978-771-3016

Assessment rates can be found on the Essex County Website.

STAR Program

The New York State School Tax Relief Program (STAR) provides homeowners with two types of partial exemptions from school property taxes. If you earn less than $500,000 and own and live in your home, you’re probably eligible for the STAR exemption. Basic STAR and Enhanced STAR information is available at or by calling 518-457-2036.