Assessor

STAFF:
John Cahill - Assessor
Susan Cerretani - Assistant

OFFICE HOURS:
Assessor hours are Monday through Thursday
9:00 AM til noon or by appointment.

2018 Final Assessment Roll

 

 

STAR EXEMPTION CHANGES FOR 2019

If you’re a new homeowner or first-time STAR applicant, you need to register for the STAR credit with the Tax Department, instead of applying for the exemption. New York State Department of Tax and Finance

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New for 2019, if you’re applying or reapplying for the Enhanced STAR exemption, you must enroll in the Income Verification Program (IVP). You only need to enroll once, and you’ll receive the exemption each year, as long as you’re eligible.

Additional benefits include:
•the comfort of knowing you can’t miss the renewal deadline—because it doesn’t apply to you, and
•privacy—you’ll no longer need to share your income tax returns with your assessor’s office.

In the first year, your assessor will verify your eligibility based on the income information you provide. In the following years, we will verify your income eligibility. You will not need to reapply for the exemption or provide copies of your tax returns to your local assessor.

Note: We will not disclose your income to the assessor. We will only disclose whether your income satisfies the income eligibility requirement.
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Already in the Income Verification Program? You don’t need to take any action to continue receiving the Enhanced STAR exemption. The Tax Department will contact you if it needs additional information. If you are also receiving the senior citizens exemption, you will still need to annually reapply for that benefit with your assessor. See Additional information for applicants of the senior citizens exemption.

HOW TO ENROLL:

To apply or reapply for the Enhanced STAR exemption, submit the following to your assessor:

You must also provide proof of income as described on your forms.

Additional information for senior citizens exemption applicants

In the past, senior citizens who qualified for the senior citizens exemption were automatically granted the Enhanced STAR exemption. Due to changes in New York State law, beginning with applications for 2019, you must apply separately for the senior citizens exemption and the Enhanced STAR exemption.

To apply or reapply for the Enhanced STAR exemption, follow the instructions above.

To apply or reapply for the senior citizens exemption, file the applicable form with your assessor:

See Form RP-467-I, Instructions for Form RP-467 Application for Partial Tax Exemption for Real Property of Senior Citizens, for the application deadline and additional information.


The application deadline is March 1.

  New York State Department of Tax and Finance 

 

Broome County Real Property Tax Services - Residents call 778-2124

Broome County GIS to view land parcels
You can use this website to view property tax records: taxlookup.net

IMPORTANT DATES:

March 1st - Taxable Status Date
All applications for exemptions must be in the Assessor's Office by this date. If reaching the Assessor's Office after March 1st, applications will be processed for the next year's roll.

Property ownership, mailing addresses for billing purpose, property condition for valuation purpose, are all entered on the records as of March 1st.


May 1st - Tentative Assessment Roll is filed 
After filing, the Tentative Assessment Roll will be available for inspection by the property owners for correct address, assessment, exemptions, etc.

May - Grievance Day
First Wednesday after the fourth Tuesday of May. In 2019, this is Wednesday, May 22nd.  Grievances may be filed in person from 4:00 pm-8:00 pm on that day.

 

TOWN OF DICKINSON 2019 GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES

The Grievance Board (Board of Assessment Review) is a three member board which reviews your tax assessment in cases where you and your Assessor disagree as to the value of your property for Real Property Tax purposes.The Board meets once a year, in May, to hear and rule on taxpayer complaints. The Board has the authority to sustain or override the decision of the Town Assessor.
 
General information and instructions for filing complaints on Real Property Assessments and Complaint on Real Property Assessment  
Forms outlining the grievance process are available in the Assessor's office or online.
  • Questions may be discussed with Town of Dickinson Assessor Jack Cahill during regular office hours Monday thru Thursday 9 AM to Noon, or by appointment prior to Grievance Day.
  • These hearings may be made by appointment or walk-in, Monday - Thursday 9 am-noon during the month of May.
  • Please contact the Assessor's office at 723-9401 extension 219 or 211.
  • To obtain a review by the Assessment Review Board on Grievance Day May 22nd from 4 pm-8 PM, you must submit an application on or before that day. Forms for this review are available in the Assessor's Office or online.
If you have any questions regarding your Assessment or Exemptions please contact us.  

July 1st - Final Assessment Roll is filed