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Tuesday and Wednesday 9 am - 4:30 pm
The job of the Assessor is to value property at a fair and equitable assessment. In order to maintain a uniform Assessment, each year the assessor will need to analyze all the properties in the municipality to determine which assessments need to be adjusted.
There are many administrative functions, such as processing exemptions, inspecting new construction and major improvements to existing structures, and processing sales. This is to ensure that the records on file show the most current property owners that the physical inventory is current and that the appropriate improvements are valued.
Assessment Board of Review
New legislation requires all homeowners receiving a Basic STAR exemption to register with the New York State Tax Department in order to receive STAR exemptions in 2014 and subsequent years.
Homeowners will not have to register to receive their 2013 STAR exemptions. This is part of a new initiative to protect New Yorkers against the costs of inappropriate or fraudulent STAR exemptions.
The registration will only apply to Basic STAR recipients. Seniors receiving Enhanced STAR are not affected by the new registration requirement.
Seniors must, however, continue to:
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We will mail all Basic STAR recipients information on when and how to register.
To support the registration effort, the following new penalties, sanctions, and fees have been enacted:
The processing fees and penalties will be retained by local governments, while the State will recover the value of the STAR benefits provided to ineligible taxpayers.
To learn more:
You can check the information that the assessor has on file on this page of the OARS website. The Final 2014 tax roll can be accessed here. (beware, this is a very large file (3MB) and can take a while to download)
Adobe Acrobat reader is required to view this file. If you do not have it, you can go to www.adobe.com and download the reader for free.
You can download exemption information from the OARS website