Basic Star Exemption

"STAR" stands for School Tax Relief and applies only to the school tax. The basic STAR exempts the first $30,000 of your full market value when school tax is calculated. Basic STAR is available to every homeowner (regardless of age) on his/her primary residence only. Applicants need one of the following as proof of residency: NYS Driver's license; copy of homeowner's insurance; or a utility bill. Once you have the Basic STAR on your property, you do not need to reapply as long as you live on that property and do not change your deed.

NOTE: In order to receive the basic STAR property tax exemption, the total income of all property owners and their spouses who reside at the property must be $500,000. or less.

Special Notice: Applications can only be accepted January 2 through March 1st each year in the Assessor's Office. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the Assessor's Office at 772-0357, ext. 13.

Basic STAR Exemption Application RP-425

STAR Q & A

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