Office of the Ulster County Comptroller

You may confidentially & discreetly send tips to the Comptroller at: ulstertip@gmail.com
Ulster County Comptroller
P.O. Box 1800
Kingston, New York 12402
For all other Comptroller office inquiries, contact us at: CountyComptroller@co.ulster.ny.us

News

Joint Executive and Comptroller Press Release and Statement on Financial Allegations

Statement from Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan and Comptroller March S. Gallagher on Finance Department's Transaction Error FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 26th, 2022 Contact: news@co.ulster.ny.us 845.340.3800

Comptroller Gallagher's Statement on Financial Allegations

Kingston, NY (August 21, 2022) - It is very disturbing to learn that the Commissioner of Finance and Payroll Manager may have been involved in making a significant mistake while specifically trying to obfuscate that error from my office and possibly other officials. The allegations, if proven true, represent serious risks to our internal controls and financial security. My responsibility as Comptroller includes safeguarding Ulster County taxpayers’ funds...

Recent Reports

Comptroller's UCRRA Composting Audit

The UCRRA is an essential part of the local municipal function, as it is responsible for developing, funding, and executing a comprehensive county-wide solid waste management program. The Agency’s operations are primarily funded by tipping fees, with modest additional revenues from sales of recyclable materials, dumpster rentals, pulling fees, and fuel surcharges.

Short-Term Rental Snapshot

Ulster County has long thrived off the tourism and hospitality industry. Tourism and hospitality represent 45% of all Ulster County jobs created in the last year. According to the Albany Times Union, Ulster County hosts earned over $7 million in Airbnb revenues in 2021, a 133% increase over 2019 revenues and a full 6% of the entire host market in New York State. Ulster County has seen Occupancy Tax collections grow substantially from $1.53 million to $3.57 million over the last five years.