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.