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Assessment Office


Tuesdays 8:30am to 12:00pm

Other times by appointment


Beckie Hendricks, NYS Certified


The assessor is available to answer questions, explain your property assessment, help with Exemption Forms, and more.

New for 2021

The income limit to qualify for the Senior County property tax exemption has been raised to $37,399.99.  If your gross income is $37,399.99 or less, you may qualify for a percentage off your county taxes.  To qualify for the Senior Town Exemption your gross income must be $25,099 or less.  If you have any questions, please contact the assessor at (315) 378-9236.  applications available at town office.

STAR Resource Website

STAR Credit Check Hotline: 518-457-2036

Tax Freeze Check Hotline: 518-453-8146

Important Dates & Other Information

  • Equalization Rate: 80%
  • Taxable Status Date: March 1st
  • Tentative Roll: May 1st
  • Final Roll: July 1st
  • Grievance Day: 
  • Last Complete Revaluation: 2021
  • Next Revaluation:  

Exemption Forms

Enhanced Star Application

Worksheet if You Do Not File Income Tax

IVP Form

Senior Limited Income Exemption

Limited Income Disability Exemption

Alternative Veterans Exemption

Veterans Change in Disability Rating

Cold War Veterans Exemption

New Homeowners Register for STAR Credit


The Basic and Enhanced STAR benefits save most New York homeowners hundreds of dollars.  That being said, the STAR Exemption Program is now closed to new applicants.  However, you may be eligible for the STAR Credit Check Program.  If you are a new applicant and you meet the eligibility requirements, you'll receive a check for the amount of your STAR savings.


If you have an existing STAR exemption, you may need to reapply for one of the following reasons:

  • You are receiving the Basic STAR exemption and wish to apply for the Enhanced STAR Exemption (for those 65 years of age)
  • You need to update a change in ownership due to:
  • Marriage
  • Divorce
  • Life Estates
  • Survivorship
  • Trusts
  • You should register for the STAR Credit Check if you:
  • Bought your home after the 2015 STAR application deadline
  • Never applied for the STAR benefit on your primary residence
  • Received a letter advising you to register for Basic STAR                                                                                                       Note: You do not need to register for STAR if you are a longtime homeowner with an existing STAR exemption.  View theSTAR Exemption Program for more information.  
  • Provide the names and social security numbers for all owners of the property and their spouses
  • Answer a few questions about the income and residency of the owners and their spouses
  • Provide the date you purchase your property and the name of the sellers

Complete your registration online or call (518) 457-2036

Please see Board of Assessment Review page for further information on 2021 Grievance.

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