ATTN PROPERTY OWNERS
As a result of recent law changes, the STAR program is being restructured. If you have applied for the STAR property tax exemption beginning this year or you closed on your home after March 1st, 2016 deadline, you will now have to apply through New York State. New STAR recipients will receive a check directly from New York State instead of receiving a school property tax exemption. The amount of the benefit will be the same.
WHAT TO DO NEXT
To be eligible for a STAR check, you must register with the New York State Tax Department by:
REGISTER BY JULY 1 TO RECEIVE A STAR CHECK THIS FALL.
The 2016 Tentative Assessment Roll is now online. Please click on the above blue box to search for your property to review the assessment.
If you do not agree with your assessment, you have a right to challenge the value. The Board of Assessment Review (BAR) will meet on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 from 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00. To schedule an appointment, please fill out the attached form. Once we have received a completed application, an appointment will be set.
You can also choose to have a non-hearing and have the board review you application without you being present. The completed application needs to be received by our office no later than May 24, 2016.
All BAR decisions will be mailed by July 1, 2016.
If you have any questions, feel free to call our office at (716) 683-1311.