- Tentative Assessment Rolls
- View Online Property Assessment Records
- Learn about Assessments and Property Tax
- Do you know what your tax bill is telling you?
- School Property Tax Report Cards
- Understanding Your Assessment (.doc)
In response to the State Budget proposal regarding STAR exemption recipients to re-register and per the information assessors received: It seems this will be for BASIC STAR exemptions only. NYS Dept of Taxation & Finance office will be processing the applications. NYS Dept of Taxation & Finance will be contacting property owners in December 2013. If you have questions contact the NYS Dept of Taxation & Finance Dept @ 518-457-2036.
For more information: http://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/star13.htm
Seneca Falls is committed to maintaining fair and equitable assessments at a uniform percent of value. That uniform percent is 100 and in order to achieve this Seneca Falls is on a triennial reassessment program.
This office is responsible for the assessing function. This function forms the basis of the distribution of taxes. It is not involved with setting tax rates for school, village, town or county budgets. If you have questions regarding your taxes please contact the proper representatives.
The assessor is responsible for the listing and assigning of assessed values to every property in the town. This office monitors all sales and analyzes the local real estate market, supply and demand, economic situations and other influences that affect property values. We maintain current ownership records, sales information as well as property characteristics. These characteristics, in combination with analysis of the real estate market are used to determine market value and in turn form the basis for the assessed value of the property. Our goal is to establish value in a fair and equitable manner and every effort is made.
Some Exemptions Available
STAR - BASIC & ENHANCED - Everyone is eligible on his or her primary residence. Owner-occupied Manufactured homes in parks are also eligible. The income limit for Enhanced STAR exemptions for 2012 is $79,050. (Download PDF)
ALTERNATIVE VETERANS - Must have been in the service during a period of war, not necessarily served in the war. (Download PDF)
SENIOR CITIZEN LOW INCOME - Must be 65 years or older and total income is less than $22,499. There is a sliding scale basis for % of exemption. (Download PDF)
DISABILITY - Must have physical or mental impairment, which substantially limits one or more major life activities and total income of $22,499 or less. There is a sliding scale basis for % of exemption. (Download PDF)
AGRICULTURAL - must be in an ag district and be 7 or more acres.
BUSINESS INVESTMENT - Established or new businesses are eligible if the increase in assessed value of any improvements is more than $10,000. (Download PDF)
TAX MAPS - > Resources Available TAX MAPS - Town of Fayette & Town of Seneca Falls ASSESSMENT ROLLS - Town of Fayette & Town of Seneca Falls PROPERTY RECORD CARDS - these cards have inventory information about the > property, digital pictures & a sketch of the outside dimensions of the > building. You may view and print them here.
SALES BOOKS - These books are organized by types of homes sold with pictures and inventory information. View digital pictures of every property here.