Town Assessor

Functions

  • Review property transfers and verify sales data to be used in the assessment process
  • When property is split, merged or has a portion of it sold or transferred, the assessor reviews the paperwork and assigns an assessed value to the new portions
  • New construction and renovations are reviewed and assessed values are assigned to them
  • Real Property Tax Exemptions are administered by this office also

Property Exemptions

The most common property exemptions available to qualified property owners include:

  • Agricultural Exemption - (RP-305) - Must qualify and renew yearly.
  • Basic Star Exemption - Beginning March 1, 2015 new applications for this exemption are being administered by New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. To register with them call 518-457-2036 or visit the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance website.
  • Business Exemption - (RP-485-B) - Applies to new construction or remodeling of an existing structure. This exemption is phased out over a 10 period. Must qualify.
  • Enhanced Star Exemption - (RP-425-E) - Must be 65 years by December 31st and have income under $86,000. Yearly renewal required.
  • Low Income Disability - (RP-459) - Yearly renewal required. Must submit one of the following with application:
    • Award letter from Railroad Retirement Board
    • Award letter from Social Security Administration
    • Certificate from State Commission for the Blind and Visually handicapped
  • Senior Citizen Exemption - (RP-467) - Must be 65 year or older, income must be under 25,000 inclusive of social security income. Yearly renewal required.
  • Veterans Exemption - (RP-458-A FOR ALTERNATIVE VET or RP-458-B FOR COLD WAR VET) - When applying a copy of form DD214 must be turned in with the application. No renewal required each year.

Important Office Dates

Important office dates include:

  • January 1 - Town and County taxes become due
  • March 1 - Taxable Status Date
  • May 1 - Tentative Roll
  • May 25 - Grievance Day
  • July 1 - Final Roll
  • September 1 - School taxes are due

More Information

For questions, call 315-253-1270 or email Tammy Schramm.