Exemptions

Deadline


The deadline to file for all exemptions is March 1.

Star (School Tax Relief)


Basic Exemption


  • Available if you own and occupy a residential property with federally adjusted gross income under $500,000.
  • Beginning with 2016, law requires any new applications be filed with New York State on line or via phone at 518-457-2036.

Enhanced Exemption


  • Available if you own and occupy a residential property and are at least 65 years of age.
  • Income limitation based on your federally adjusted gross income; beginning with 2016, law requires any new applications (if not previously receiving the Basic STAR exemption) be filed with New York State on line or via phone at 518-457-2036.

Senior Citizen Exemption


  • This exemption is available if you own and occupy a residential property and are at least 65 years of age.
  • There is an income limitation based on your total income. The law requires an application be filed the Assessor's office and a renewal application filed each year with updated income.

Alternate Veteran's Exemption


  • Available to any veteran, honorably discharged, who served during wartime.
  • Applications must include FORM DD214.

Cold War Veteran's Exemption


  • Available to any veteran, honorably discharged, who served between September 2, 1945 and December 26, 1991.
  • Applications must include FORM DD214 and preferably the Cold War Certificate.

Disability Exemption


  • Available if you own and occupy a residential property and have a documented disability.
  • There is an income limitation based on your total income.
  • The law requires an application be filed with the Assessor's office with your doctor's letter and a renewal application filed each year with updated income.

Volunteer's Exemption


  • Available if you own and occupy a residential property and have been an active member of a volunteer fire department in the Town for at least 5 years.
  • The law requires an application be filed with the Assessor's office and a renewal application filed each year.
  • You may choose to take the benefit off your federal/state income tax returns instead of the tax exemption off your real estate taxes - you can not do both.

More Information


For more information about the following exemptions, visit the Office of Real Property Tax Service (NYS Department of Tax and Finance) website.