Town-wide Revaluation-2018 Roll
Preliminary Assessment change notices will be mailed in February to all property owners in Roll Section 1 (taxable). Informal review appointments for the 2018 town-wide revaluation are being scheduled on Wednesdays, February 5 through March 21. If you wish to schedule an appointment, call the town clerk at (585) 374-2111 to schedule. Questions can be emailed or answered by phone.
Grievance day for 2018 is Wednesday, May 23 from 4pm-8pm. Beginning May 1st, if you are still unsatisfied with the assessed value after your informal review meeting you can schedule an appointment for grievance. You must submit the completed grievance form RP-524 and supporting documentation to the Assessor’s office by May 15 to ensure you will be heard of the 23rd. Complaint forms and information on “What To Do If You Disagree With Your Assessment” are available from the Assessors office after May 1st or online at: https://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/contest/contestasmt.htm
Property Tax Exemptions
The deadline to apply for property tax exemptions is March 1of each year. Forms can be obtained from the Assessor’s office or from the Office of Real Property’s website:http://www.tax.ny.gov/ and go to Government & Researchers.
STAR - BASIC & ENHANCED - Everyone is eligible on his or her primary residence. Land- contract owners and owner-occupied Manufactured homes in parks are also eligible. You are only allowed 1 STAR exemption in NYS. If you will be 65 by 12/31/18 you may be eligible for the Enhanced STAR exemption. The income limit for Enhanced STAR exemption is $86,000-based on your 2016 income tax return. If you currently have a basic STAR exemption on your property, contact the assessor to apply for the Enhanced. Deadline to apply is March 1st. If you do not currently receive a STAR exemption, you are subject to the new STAR rules enacted in 2016.
ALTERNATIVE VETERANS The exemption is available to veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. armed services during the Persian Gulf Conflict (on or after August 2, 1990); Vietnam War (February 28, 1961-May 7, 1975); Korean War (June 27, 1950-January 31, 1955); World War II (December 7, 1941-December 31, 1946); World War I (April 6, 1917-November 11, 1918); the Mexican Border Period (May 9, 1916-April 5, 1917) or the Spanish-American War (April 21, 1898-July 4, 1902). Applicants who received an expeditionary medal for service in Lebanon June 1, 1983-Dec. 1, 1987, Grenada Oct. 23, 1983-Nov. 21, 1983 or Panama Dec. 20, 1989-Jan. 31, 1990 qualify for the war-veteran/combat zone exemption. A copy of the DD-214 must be submitted with the application.
COLD WAR VETERANS-County exemption the exemption is available to veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. armed services who are not eligible for the Alternative Veterans exemption. A copy of the DD-214 must be submitted with the application.
SENIOR CITIZEN LOW INCOME - Must be 65 years or older and total income is less than $20,699. There is a sliding scale basis for % of exemption.
DISABILITY - Must have physical or mental impairment, which substantially limits one or more major life activities and total income of $19,999 or less. There is a sliding scale basis for % of exemption.
AGRICULTURAL - must be 7 or more acres with gross sales of $10,000/year or $20,000/2 years or 7 acres rented to a qualified farmer with a minimum 5-year lease agreement.
BUSINESS INVESTMENT - Established or new businesses are eligible if the increase in assessed value of any improvements is more than $10,000.
The assessment roll can be viewed in the Assessor’s office or on this website.
Key Dates in the Valuation Process:
Valuation Day-July 1st
Taxable Status date-March 1st
Tentative Assessment Roll filed-May 1st
Final Assessment Roll filed-July 1st