Exemptions

The Assessor’s Office administers and provides customer assistance in obtaining the following exemptions:

  • Agricultural Land and Buildings
  • Charitable (ie Church and non-profit organizations)
  • Disability
  • Basic and Senior Star Exemptions
  • Senior Citizen
  • Veterans.

The window of opportunity for any exemption application is from the first of December to the first of March of the following year. All exemptions must be applied for. They are not automatically granted by the Assessor’s Office. The absolute deadline for all applications is the first of March. Applications received after this date will not be processed. Specific details for all exemptions and applications can be found on the website for the Office of Real Property Services (ORPS).

The most common exemptions are:

Star: A school property tax exemption for all owner occupied residential property. The Enhanced Star Exemption is available to seniors 65 years old and older who have incomes up to $86,000.
 
Senior Citizen: A property tax exemption for seniors whose total income, from all sources, is less than $19,200. **Property owners must reapply for this exemption every year.**

Veterans: An exemption applied to County and Town taxes for all qualified veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. Because of the complex nature of the requirements for this exemption, please call the Assessor’s Office for specific details.

YOU MUST APPLY TO RECEIVE THESE EXEMPTIONS.
 
FOR AN APPLICATION, VISIT THE NYS DEPT. OF TAXATION & FINANCES ONLINE OR CONTACT THE ASSESSOR’S OFFICE AT  (607) 739-0873 ext 27