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2. Exemptions

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 Accept and process real property tax exemptions according to NYS Real Property Tax Law.

 Available Exemptions

Application deadline March 1st

STAR (School Tax Relief)

STAR (School Tax Relief)    

NEW for 2016

New STAR applicants will receive a credit in the form of a check directly from NYS instead of receiving a school property tax exemption.  The amount of your STAR benefit is the same regardless of how you receive it.

New Basic and Enhanced STAR applicants need to register with the New York State Tax Department to receive a STAR check. Visit  or call (518)-457-2036 for further information, deadlines and eligibility requirements.


All other exemptions continue to be administered by the Assessor's Office.  The deadline for filing the exemptions listed below is MARCH 1st of each year.


Low Income Senior (renewal required)
Age 65 or older (within the calendar year) AND
Income Limit $32,400 (taxable & non-taxable income)
Enhanced (Senior) STAR Renewals

  • Contact the Assessor's office for Information


Veteran’s (no renewal required)
Alternative Exemption - Active Duty during wartime period
Cold War Veteran Exemption –
Dates of Service -
9/2/45 to 12/26/91
(exclusive of training)


Disability w/ limited income (renewal required)

Documented Disability (Award Letter) from Social Security, Railroad Retirement Board, State Commission of Blind or Visually Handicapped, or US Postal Service
Income limit $32,400 Gross (taxable and non-taxable income)

Agricultural (renewal required)
See Assessor’s Office for exemption requirements


Business Investment Exemption
Contact the Assessor’s Office for exemption requirements