Grievance Information

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: 

www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/publications/orpts/grievancebooklet.pdf


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

Assessor:

Valary R. Muscarella

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. 

Form     Instructions


​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.

Form    Instructions


Agricultural:

Overview

Application

Rented Land Lease Affidavit

Soil Group Worksheet:  Contact Steuben County Soil & Water Conservation District at 607-776-7398 Ext 5.

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.

Annual Renewal Certification


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.

Form     Instructions

Lower Income Disabled:  Property that is owned by one or more persons who are designated disabled, and is used exclusively for residential purposes, is partially exempt from county taxes. An annual renewal application with prior year household income is required.

Form     Instructions

​​​​Exemption Information


Exemption applications must be completed in full by the property owner(s). Please read the application and the instructions that go with each application. Incomplete applications will be denied. The application - in its original form, with original signatures - along with requested documentation, is due to the assessor no later than taxable status date, March 1st each year. Do not email. You may 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.


GO TO:

STAR Resource Center

For any of the following:

Register for STAR

Switch to the STAR Credit

Upgrade to STAR Enhanced

Respond to a STAR Letter

Learn About STAR

​STAR Exemption Information

2021 Final Assessment Roll

Change of Address
Keep your mailing address current with this office to receive timely tax bills and assessment information.
Address Change Form

Assessment Calendar Dates
Taxable Status Date: March 1
Tentative Assessment Roll filed: May 1
Grievance Day: May 31, 2022 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm
Final Assessment Roll Filed: July 1

Phone:  585-534-5100 ext. 6
Email:  cohoctonassessor@gmail.com


Office Hours: 

Friday

9am-5pm November 1 to March 1  3-5pm by appointment

9am-3pm March 2 to October 31

or by appointment

​Please note:

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.


Address:

19 Main Street

PO Box 200

Atlanta, NY  14808

Additional Links:

Office of Real Property Tax/Dept. of Taxation & Finance  

http://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/

Steuben County Government 

http://www.steubencony.org/

Wayland Cohocton Central School

http://www.wccsk12.org/

Avoca Central School 

http://www.avocacsd.org/site/default.aspx?PageID=1

Naples Central School

http://www.naples.k12.ny.us/

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