The Village Hall office staff is run by Village Clerk/Assessor, Jamie Blot. The staff is responsible for sending and receiving Village tax, water and sewer bills. They also handle the receipt and payment of all Village expenditures and budget issues. The office personnel handle the daily walk-in or phone-in concerns of the Village residents.
Additionally, they provide clerical support to the Village Departments and Commissions.
Other Services provided by Village Hall:
Notary services are available at the Village office during regular business hours. The Clerk, Deputy Clerk, Treasurer, and Deputy Treasurer are all licensed notaries. Residents must provide government issued ID. There is no charge for this service.
NEW OWNER OR MAILING ADDRESS CHANGE
Please use the form under the form sections for change of owner of mailing address. All owner/address change should be submitted to the Village Clerk, Jamie Blot either by mail at: Village Hall, 2 Thunder Road, Albany, NY 12205 attention: Jamie Blot; in person at: 2 Thunder Road, Albany, NY 12205; by fax at: (518) 464-0389; or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
BILLS AND CLAIMS
Please note all bills and claims to the Village of Colonie must be accompanied by a completed voucher. The voucher may be downloaded from the forms area or may be obtained from the Village Hall. No payments can be made without the Name, Address, Itemized Description, Quantity and Price listed and the certification signed and dated. All bills and claims should be submitted to Deputy Clerk Alexandra Hart either by mail at: Village Hall, 2 Thunder Road, Albany, NY 12205 attention: Alexandra Hart; in person at: 2 Thunder Road, Albany, NY 12205; by fax at: (518) 464-0389; or by email to: email@example.com
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION LAW (FOIL) and OPEN MEETINGS LAW
The Freedom of Information Law allows residents and the public access to a majority of Village of Colonie records. There are some exceptions. To learn more about FOIL and Open Meetings Law, visit https://www.dos.ny.gov/coog/foil2.html . To submit a FOIL request, please use the form in our forms area or obtain the form from Village Hall. All FOIL requests should be submitted to the Village Clerk, Jamie Blot either by mail at: Village Hall, 2 Thunder Road, Albany, NY 12205 attention: Jamie Blot; in person at: 2 Thunder Road, Albany, NY 12205; by fax at: (518) 464-0389; or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Village Clerk, Jamie Blot is also the Village Assessor. The Village of Colonie has its own assessment unit, separate from the Town of Colonie. The taxable status date for the Village of Colonie is January 1st of each year. We receive several deeds each year and review them for any changes that may need to be made regarding boundaries, parcel sizes and transferring of ownership. The assessor also reviews any building permits filed before January 1st of each year and determines if the permit adds value to the assessment of the parcel and adjusts the amounts accordingly. A copy of such permits is kept with the tentative assessment roll for that year. A tentative assessment roll is made and produced by February 1st each year. Any changes to existing parcels, the business owner or resident receives a letter stating such changes. The Village of Colonie holds a grievance night, every year, the third Tuesday in February from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The final assessment roll is made and produced by April 1st each year.
The Tentative and Final Assessment Rolls are indexed by roll sections, starting with roll section 1, and then alphabetically by street address, within each roll section.
KEEP IN MIND: exemptions shown on the Village of Colonie tentative and final assessment rolls are subject to change.
For any questions regarding assessments or to request forms or additional information about grievance, please contact Jamie Blot at 518-869-7562 or by e-mail at email@example.com