Real Estate Tax Exemptions

State and local laws provide for the partial exemption of real estate taxes in certain categories to qualifying individuals only. The following is a brief description of tax exemptions currently available to qualifying village residents. Information provided herein is believed to be accurate, but is not warranted. Please refer to the Office of Real Property Services website, the state oversight agency for assessment administration.

Owing to state budget constraints, refunds made to taxpayers under the 2008 Middle Class Star Rebate Program (not the regular Star program that is still in effect) were eliminated beginning with the 2009 school tax.

Please note: The period for filing all exemption applications in any year is always January 2 through May 1.

Important Change to the Basic and Enhanced Star Exemption

Please be advised that on April 1, 2016 state legislation was passed for new STAR applicants to receive a credit in the form of a check directly from New York State instead of receiving a school property tax exemption.  The amount of your STAR benefit is the same regardless if you receive a check or the exemption.