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

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 Tentative Tax Roll


The Town of Charleston 2016 Tentative 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 until Wednesday, May 25, 2016.

The Assessor will be in attendance with the Tentative Assessment Roll at the Charleston Municipal Building, 480 Corbin Hill Rd, Sprakers, NY on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 8AM to 12PM, on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 from 12PM to 4PM and on Thursday, May 12, 2016 from 5PM to 9PM and Wednesday May 18, 2016 from 12PM to 4PM.

A publication titled “How to File a Complaint on Your Assessment“and complaint forms are available from your assessor.

The Town of Charleston Board of Assessment Review will meet on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 between the hours of 5PM to 9PM at the Charleston Municipal Building, 480 Corbin Hill Road, Sprakers, NY 12166 to hear all complaints.

County Executive to attend May Board Meeting

CountyExecutive Matt Ossenfort will be attending the Town of Charleston monthly Board Meeting on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 to talk about the State of The County and to answer any questions residents may have.  The meeting is scheduled for 7:30 PM at the Charleston Municipal Building, 480 Corbin Hill Rd, Sprakers, NY.


Volunteer Needed

The Town of Charleston, NY is looking for a volunteer to coordinate the efforts to promote the Charleston State Forest and the trails throughout Charleston.

Some athletic clubs use the trails provided within the State Forest and Town and maintain the trails they use.  Other trails have fallen into disrepair.  We ask that the volunteer coordinate the clubs to maximize the creation and maintenance of the trails.  The DEC is responsible for the trails and must give permission for their use and maintenance.  Coordination with the DEC, the Park Ranger and any other government management organization with oversight of the State Forest and other lands with trails is also a requirement of the volunteer.

If you are interested in working for the trail system in Charleston, please respond to this posting by contacting Town Supervisor Bob Sullivan at the Charleston Municipal Building, 480 Corbin Hill Rd, Sprakers, NY or calling him at 518-423-3744.

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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