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Department of Taxation and Finance

Assessor Orientation

The materials provided below are intended to assist with half day orientation training sessions for new assessors.  Orientation is designed to provide assessors and county directors with a general understanding of their responsibilities and the appropriate state and local government structure.

To set up an Orientation session, contact your County Director of Real Property Tax Services.

Orientation Training Materials:

Orientation MS PowerPoint Presentation (PPT)
Orientation Training Presentation - Contains multimedia slides with links to related resources and available training.

Certificate of Completion (PDF)
Completion Certificate - Send by email to:

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The Office of Real Property Tax Services provides these materials exclusively for training purposes.  Training materials should not be cited as authority in any question of law. 

If you experience difficulties with any of these files or have questions, please contact ORPTS Educational Services at (518) 474-1764 or by email at