Welcome to the Town of Charleston’s website and I hope your visit here gives you the necessary information to call upon us.

Nestled in the southeastern corner of Montgomery County, New York, Charleston is a community of approximately 1,200 residents.  We are a rural area situated 30 minutes from the cities of Amsterdam and Schenectady and 45 minutes from the state capital of Albany, NY.  The nearby interstate systems of I-88 and I-90 makes getting to the larger cities very easy.

The Town of Charleston includes the hamlets of Burtonville, Charleston Four Corners, Davis Corners, Fox Corners, Lib Corners, Lost Valley, Market Corners, Oak Ridge and Rockwell Corners. The Town of Charleston is on the south border of Montgomery county and is the only town in the county not bordering the Mohawk River.

Charleston is fortunate to have in it’s boundaries over 4,000 acres of state and county forests dedicated to providing great hunting, fishing, hiking, x-country skiing, horseback riding and snowmobiling on well maintained trail systems.

Our town board and employees work very hard to provide a well maintained highway system to insure safe travel for our school buses and residents.

Property values have remained strong despite lower valuations elsewhere in the state.  This is due in part to the higher elevations, views, services offered and friendly atmosphere experienced by those who visit and decide to live here.

With the strong growth of industry at Global Foundries in nearby Malta, and the Nano Tech Centers in Albany, Charleston provides a quiet setting and close proximity to living near these technology hubs.

On behalf of all the employees, residents and town board members, we encourage you to make an effort to come visit us.  After all, we think our town is the next best thing to perfection.

Please check out our video at WWW.youtube.com/watch?v=8WEHBUSREcI

Town of Charleston 2017 Final Assessment Roll

Pursuant to Section 516, Real Property Tax Law of the State of New York, a certified copy of the Town of Charleston 2017 Final Assessment Roll has been completed and filed with the Town Clerk and is available for public inspection.

Real Property Tax Law 501 Notice



In accordance with New York State Real Property Tax Law 501, notice is hereby given that the Town of Charleston Assessor has assessment inventory and valuation data available for review. This information will be available on Wednesday from 1PM to 4PM and Thursday 6pm to 9pm in the Assessors Office located at 480 Corbin Hill Rd, Sprakers, NY 12166.   Telephone number is 518-922-7844.

2017 Organizational Meeting


The 2017 Organization Meeting of the Charleston Town Board was held January 4, 2017 at 7:30 pm. Following a salute to the flag, the meeting was opened with a moment of silence. Upon roll call present were Councilperson Ferguson, Orzolek, McMullen and Supervisor Sullivan. Councilperson Bivins was absent.


Supervisor Sullivan presents the following resolutions to the Board members.


RES: 1-2017 Resolution for the 2017 Operating Year

McMullen/Orzolek    (4-0)


RES: 2-2017 Resolution for the 2017 Operating Year

Orzolek/McMullen (4-0)


RES: 3-2017 Resolution for the 2017 Operating Year



RES: 4-2017 Resolution to Appoint liaisons to Youth, Seniors, Agriculture and Fire Depts.



RES: 5-2017 Resolution 2017 Contract with Ayers Shelter

Orzolek/McMullen (4-0)


RES; 6-2017 Resolution to Adopt a Workplace Violence Policy, Code of Ethics Policy, procurement policies and Procedure and Use of Social Media Policy and Sexual Harassment Policy

McMullen/Super. Sullivan(4-0)


RES; 7-2017Resolution to Pay Certain Postage and Utility Bills (National Grid and Frontier) with Proper

Approval before Warrant

McMullen/Orzolek  (4-0)


RES: 8-2017 Resolution to pay Certain Credit Card Bills and Justice Bills with Proper Approval before


Orzolek/Ferguson  (4-0)


RES.9-2017 Resolution for the 2017 Operating Year

McMullen/Orzolek (4-0)


RES:10-2017 RESOLUTION for Employees Standard Work Day

McMullen/Orzolek  (4-0)


RES;11-2017 RESOLUTION for Reporting of Employees Standard Work Day

Orzolek/Ferguson (4-0)


RES:12-2017 RESOLUTION to Pay Chips Bills with Approval of Town Supervisor Prior to Formal Warrant



RES:13-2017 RESOLUTION TO Accept a Credit Card Policy and Investment Policy

Orzolek/Ferguson (4-0)


Motion was made by Councilman Orzolek to adjourn the meeting at 7:50 pm. Seconded by Councilman McMullen. Meeting was than adjourned.




SIGNED __________________


SUPERVISOR__________________________         COUNCILMAN __________________


COUNCILMAN________________________           COUNCILMAN___________________















Charleston Planning Board Meeting Rescheduled

The Town of Charleston Planning Board meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday

November 30, 2016 at 7:30pm at Charleston Municipal Bldg.

July Town Board Meeting

Please be advised that the July Charleston Town Board Meeting will be held on July 13, 2016 at 7:30 PM instead of July 20th at the Charleston Municipal Building, 480 Corbin Hill Rd, Sprakers, NY 12166

2016 Final Tax Roll


The Town of Charleston 2016 Final Assessment Roll has been completed and filed with the Town Clerk. It will be available for public inspection between the hours of 1PM to 4PM on Wednesdays and 6PM to 8PM on Thursdays. 


Website Dedication

The Town of Charleston website is dedicated to the memory of Shayne T. Walters, Town of Charleston Supervisor who passed away October 8, 2012.  At the time of his death Shayne was also Chairman of the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors. He will be missed by family, friends and all who knew and worked with him.

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