Grievances will be heard by the Board of Assessment Review on the first Tuesday following the fourth Tuesday of May, each year. Current date is located above in Assessment Calendar Dates.
How to challenge your assessment can be obtained at:
Real Property Form 524 must be filed with the Board of Assessment Review to contest your assessment. Forms may be obtained at the Assessor's Office or at: www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/current_forms/orpts/rp524_fill_in.pdf
Valary R. Muscarella
Exemption applications must be completed in full by the property owner(s). Read the application and the instructions that go with each application. Incomplete applications will be denied. The application, including any requested documentation, are due in their original form, with original signatures to the assessor no later than taxable status date, March 1st each year. Do not email. Deliver by mail (postmarked by 3/1), place in the old bank drop box inside the front door, or hand deliver to the office.
A copy of the applicants drivers license is required with all new applications except agricultural.
For any of the following:
Register for STAR
Switch to the STAR Credit
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Respond to a STAR Letter
Learn About STAR
STAR Exemption Information
2020 Final Assessment Roll
Change of Address
Keep your mailing address current with this office to receive timely tax bills and assessment information.
Assessment Calendar Dates
Taxable Status Date: March 1
Tentative Assessment Roll filed: May 1
Grievance Day: June 1, 2021 2-4pm and 6-8pm
Final Assessment Roll Filed: July 1
Office Hours: March & April 2021 by Appointment only
9am-5pm November 1 to March 1 3-5pm by appointment
9am-3pm March 2 to October 31
or by appointment
During the month of May hours will vary to meet legal requirement for being available with the Tentative Roll. These hours will be listed in the May 1st legal notice and posted at the front entrance or call for an appointment.
19 Main Street
PO Box 200
Atlanta, NY 14808
Office of Real Property Tax/Dept. of Taxation & Finance
Steuben County Government
Wayland Cohocton Central School
Avoca Central School
Naples Central School
Alternative Veterans: The veteran must have served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces during the Persian Gulf conflict (commencing August 2, 1990), the Vietnam War (February 28, 1961-May 7, 1975), Korean War (June 27, 1950-January 31,1955), or World War II (December 7, 1941-December 31, 1946) and must have either (1) been honorably discharged or released from service or (2) received a letter from the NYS DVS stating that the veteran now meets the character of discharge criteria for all of the benefits and services listed in the Restoration of Honor Act. A veteran also includes a recipient of an armed forces, navy or marine corps expeditionary medal and a member of a reserve component of the U.S. Armed Forces who served honorably while on active duty (other than active duty for training) and who has returned to reserve status. Read more in the instructions link below. A copy of the DD-214 must be submitted with the application.
Cold War Veterans: The veteran must have served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces between September 2, 1945, and December 26, 1991, and must have either (1) been honorably discharged or released from service or (2) received a letter from the NYS DVS stating that the veteran now meets the character of discharge criteria for all of the benefits and services listed in the Restoration of Honor Act. A copy of the DD-214 must be submitted with the application.
Soil Group Worksheet: Contact Steuben County Soil & Water Conservation District at 607-776-7398 Ext 5. Office is currently closed to the public.
Proof of gross sales of the Farmer required with application.
Leased land: Soil group worksheet total acres must match lease agreement acres. Farm woodland acreage is ineligible. Lease agreement must be for a minimum of five years. Suggested lease dates to coincide with the assessment roll renewal process are 3/1/of current year of application to 2/28/five years after date of application.
Lower Income Senior: Residential property owned by persons 65 years of age or older, owned by at least one of its owners for a minimum of 12 consecutive months prior to application, and who also meet the income guidelines, are eligible to be partially exempt from general municipal taxes. No exemption may be granted by a school district to property where a resident child attends a public school. No exemptions are allowed for special districts, such as fire districts. An annual application is required with proof of income from prior year.