Tax exemptions reduce the taxable value of assessed Real Property. This is generally calculated by taking the total assessed value of a property and deducting the value of the exemption. The resulting difference is the taxable value which is what the tax rates are applied to.
Detailed information about property tax exemptions can be found at the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance.
Each exemption has varying requirements. Some exemptions have income thresholds while still others require supporting documents. Many exemptions require annual renewal while others require application only upon property transfer. If applying for exemptions, you should consult with your local assessor as they are the ones that receive and approve exemptions.
The renewal deadline for exemptions is February 1st in the city of Auburn and March 1st in the outlying towns and villages.
Agricultural land located in a designated agricultural district and used for agricultural production may be eligible for this exemption.
Property owners with disabilities and with limited incomes may be eligible for the Disabled Exemption.
Owners of a primary residence are eligible for this exemption to school taxes.
Owners of a primary residence that are over 65 years of age and have limited incomes may be eligible for this exemption.
Veteran homeowners who served during wartime are eligible for this exemption.
Download application forms for common exemptions