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Audits of Local Governments and School Districts

County of Ulster – Property Tax Exemptions (2016M-333)

Released: December 2, 2016 -- [read complete report - pdf]

Purpose of Audit

The purpose of our audit was to assess the County’s procedures for handling property tax exemptions for the period January 1, 2015 through July 22, 2016.


Ulster County is composed of 20 towns, three villages and one city and has a population of approximately 182,000. The County is governed by an elected 23-member County Legislature.

Key Finding

  • The County Department of Finance’s procedures for prorating property tax exemptions on transfers of property, correcting property tax exemption errors and inputting tax exemption income limits were effective.

Key Recommendations

  • There are no recommendations as a result of this audit.

Local Government and School Accountability Contact Information:

Phone: (518) 474-4037; Email:
Address: Office of the State Comptroller, Division of Local Government and School Accountability
110 State Street, 12th Floor; Albany, NY 12236