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 Assessment Information 

Assessment Information

100% for 2015
March 1
July 1 - previous year. Real property price level for the assessment cycle is frozen as of this date
May 1
Fourth Tuesday of May - May 26, 2015
July 1
547 in 2015
Exemption Information:
  • Basic Star
    • No age requirements
    • Household Income limitation - $500,000/year
    • You must own the home & it must be your PRIMARY residence
    • One-time application (until you move or become 65 years old)
    • Applications must be filed on or before March 1st
    • Approximate savings = $400-$700 (applies only to School Tax)
  • Enhanced Star
    • Must be at least 65 years old
    • Income limits apply (for 2016, household income cannot exceed $ 83,300 (AGI 2014 tax form 1040)
    • You must own the home & it must be your PRIMARY residence
    • You must re-apply every year unless you qualify for the Income Verification Program (come into the Assessorís Office for details)
    • Applications must be filed on or before Mar 1st
    • Approximate savings = $1000 (applies only to School Tax)
  • Low Income Senior Exemption
    • Must be at least 65 years old
    • You must own the home for at least 1 year prior to application & it must be your PRIMARY residence
    • Income limits apply (for 2016, actual 2014 income cannot exceed $22,900)
    • Savings are pro-rated Ö.County, Town, School and Village percentage savings are determined by income level
    • This exemption can apply to all taxes except Special District Charges
    • Applications must be filed on or before March 1st
    • Approximate savings varies depending on income
  • Veterans Exemptions
    • Cold War Exemption,  War-time Vet ( 15%), Combat Vet (25%) and Veteran Disability (50% x percentage of disability) exemptions are available (up to cap)
    • Must be the PRIMARY residence of the veteran
    • Your DD-214 must accompany your application
    • Active Duty during specific periods of war
    • Savings on County/Town tax only
    • Applications must be filed on or before March 1st
  • Other Exemptions Available:
    • Low-Income Disability
    • Volunteer Fireman
    • Forest Land of over 50 acres
    • Clergy
    • Non-for-Profit
    • Business (Business Investment= minimum of $10,000)


Further information may be obtained by contacting the Assessor, Stephen Hunter at:
Other Information:



Office hours are generally 3-6pm the third Monday of the month at the Town Hall on St. Rt. 26, just south of the East-West Ava Rds. intersection. If you would like to meet with the assessor, please call him beforehand to schedule an appointment: or (315)794-4475.  Additional hours will be scheduled for April and May.

Real Property Database:
The Real Property Database contains parcel-level information related to the assessment of real property. This information is the basis for the property taxes paid to local governments and school districts.
Uniform Percentage of Value
The percentage of market value (full value) used by an assessing unit to establish uniform assessments. This value must appear on the tentative roll. Real Property Tax Law Section 305 specifies, "all real property in each assessing unit shall be assessed at a uniform percentage of value..."
Taxable Status Date
The ownership and physical condition of real property as of this date are assessed (valued) according to price fixed as of the valuation date. All applications for property exemptions must be filed with the assessor by this date.
Residential Assessment Ratio (RAR)
A percentage established by the State Board of Real Property Services according to law, using the ratio of assessed value to the sales price for each usable residential sale in a recent one-year period. Ratios are then listed from highest to lowest; the midpoint (median) ratio is selected as the RAR. The RAR can be used to prove that a residential property is assessed at a higher level than other homes on the assessment roll. Your locality's RAR indicates at what percent of full value residential properties are assessed. For example, a RAR of 20 indicates that residential properties are assessed at approximately 20 percent of their full value.
Equalization Rate
"State equalization rate" means the percentage of full value at which taxable real property in a county, city, town or village is assessed as determined by the state board." (RPTL Section 102) The rate is a ratio of the sum of the locally determined assessed values for all taxable parcels for a given assessment roll divided by ORPS's estimate of total full value for that same roll.
Description of eligibility and application requirements