City Assessor

Assessment Information


  • Last Revaluation: 2005
  • Current Equalization Rate: 78%
  • Current City & County Tax Rates per $1,000 of assessed valuation:
    • Inside District: $8.99
    • Outside District: $8.91
  • Taxable Status Date: March 1
  • Tentative Assessment Roll: May 1
  • Final Assessment Roll: July 1

Basic STAR Exemption


Beginning in 2016 any homeowner who is applying for the first time or a new homeowner, you will be required to register with the Department of Taxation and Finance. You will be able to contact them directly at 518-591-5232 or register online at www.tax.ny.gov. You will NO LONGER file your application with the Assessment Office. ***Please be advised that "first time" application means you have NEVER had any exemptions on your property before.

Enhanced STAR Program


Beginning in 2016 any homeowner who is applying for the first time or a new homeowner, you will be required to register with the Department of Taxation and Finance. You will be able to contact them directly at 518-591-5232 or register online at www.tax.ny.gov. You will NO LONGER file your application with the Assessment Office. ***Please be advised that "first time" application means you have NEVER had any exemptions on your property before.

If you have had BASIC STAR in previous years (on your current property) and will turn 65 before December 31, 2017 you can apply for the Enhanced STAR for 2017 with the Assessment Office. Income limit is under $86,000 we require a copy of your 2015 tax return, and copy of your drivers license for proof of age and residency.  Enhanced Star Application

Senior Citizen Exemption


 If you are over the age of 65, and under $37,400 for income you may be eligible for additional exemptions. Please contact the Assessment Office for additional details. FOR THIS EXEMPTION YOU MUST REAPPLY WITH THE ASSESSOR YEARLY.

Mobile Homes


Mobile Home owners are eligible to apply for the STAR program. If you are applying for the first time you will be required to register with the Department of Taxation and Finance. You will be able to contact them directly at 518-591-5232 or online at www.tax.ny.gov for more information. You will NO LONGER file your application with the Assessment Office.

Property Tax Exemptions


Other property tax exemptions available under State law include:
  • Agricultural
  • Clergy
  • Disability
  • Not-for-profit
  • Veterans