ASSESSORS OFFICE – PRESS RELEASE
The Assessor’s Office for the Town of Rochester would like to remind all property owners that the filing deadline for all exemptions is March 1, 2020. Property owners who are currently receiving the Senior Citizen, Agricultural, Disability, Forestry Exemption or Wholly Exemption from property taxes, must file their renewal form by March 1. If a property owner did not receive the application, they should contact the Assessor’s Office as soon as possible.
If you are receiving the Enhanced Star Exemption on your School Taxes, you do
not need to file a renewal application with the assessor’s office. You will be automatically approved by the state. If you had a reduction in income from 2017
to 2018, or there was a death of a spouse in 2019, you should contact the assessor’s
office to see if you may be eligible for an additional exemption on your taxes.
If you are receiving an Enhanced Star Rebate Check directly from the state and there was a reduction in your income from 2017 to 2018, or there was a death of a spouse in 2019, you should contact the Assessor’s Office to see if you may qualify for the additional Senior Citizen Income
If a property owner will be 65 years of age by December 31, 2020, you may be eligible for the Enhanced Star Exemption, and you should contact the Assessor’s Office before March 1. The income level for Enhanced Star has also been raised to $ 88,050. If a property owner did not qualify in the past for the Enhanced Star Exemption because of income, they may be eligible under the new income level and they should contact the Assessors office.
Also property owners who have served in the military may be eligible for an exemption on their Town, County or School Taxes. You should contact the assessors’ office if you think you may qualify for the exemption.
If a property owner has questions about any exemptions and whether they are eligible, they should contact the Assessor’s Office at 845-626-0920 prior to March 1, 2020.