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ASSESSMENT OFFICE

 

- 2013 Final Assessment Roll
- 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)


Final Notice to Homeowners not registered w/ NYS for Basic STAR Exemption

Beginning Thursday, January 16th, the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance will be mailing final notices to homeowners who have not registered with New York State for their Basic Star Exemption. The mailing will be finished by Tuesday, January 21st. The notice will tell homeowners that to keep their Basic STAR Exemption they need to act promptly and visit www.tax.ny.gov or call (518) 457-2036.


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. Land- contract owners and owner-occupied Manufactured homes in parks are also eligible. The income limit for Enhanced STAR exemptions for 2014 is $81,900. (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)

Resources Available

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.


Acting Assessor
Phil Griswold
E-Mail: pgriswold@senecafalls.com

Joint Assessment Office
81 W Bayard Street
Seneca Falls, NY  13148
Phone: 315-568-9700
Fax: 315-568-5473

The assessment office
is open
Monday - Friday
8:30 to 4:30 PM

Mary L. Sloan
Real Property Tax Service Aide

Links:
- Online Property Assessment Records
- Real Property News
- Assessment vs. Taxes
- Tax Tips For Local Property Owners
- Governor's STAR Exemption Program

Key Dates in the Valuation Process:

Valuation Day-July 1st

Taxable Status date-March 1st

Tentative Assessment Roll filed-May 1st

Final Assessment Roll filed-July 1st

2014 Grievance Days:

Tuesday, May 27th from 4 pm to 8 pm - Seneca Falls

Wednesday, May 28th from 4 pm to 8 pm - Fayette

Click here to download the review form (.pdf)

It is also the responsibility of this office to process exemptions.
All exemptions must be filed in our office by March 1st.

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.

Forms & Publications available here.



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