Dates to Remember - 2024
Each year, there are certain dates that property owners should bear in mind. These dates can vary in some counties and municipalities. You can check the dates for your municipality through the Municipal Profiles webpages:
Municipal and County Property Tax Bills
Generally mailed in the beginning of January in most communities. The deadline for payment due dates varies. See your town web site for dates and penalties and interest fees for extended payments.
This is the deadline for most exemptions. STAR (School Tax Relief - new & existing owners), Senior Citizens, Veterans, Agricultural & Persons with Disabilities. See the link below for these and the complete list of exemptions.
2024 Enhanced STAR Exemption Qualifications
Taxable Status Date
This is March 1st in most communities. On or around this date, assessment impact notices are sent to property owners in municipalities conducting reassessments.
Tentative Assessment Roll is Public
This is May 1st in most communities. A tentative assessment roll is to be made available to the public. Assessments are based on the condition and ownership on the Taxable Status Date and the value of the property on the Valuation Date. (see Valuation Date below) Within ten days from May 1st the assessment rolls must be available from the municipal website and any assessment increase notices must be sent to affected property owners. Property owners should check their assessments soon after the Tentative Assessment Roll is made available.
School Budget Voting Day
Generally the 3rd Tuesday in May. All residents meeting the required age are eligible to vote.
Generally the 4th Tuesday in May for most communities. In communities where the assessor has more than one taxing jurisdiction, this date may be different. Check with your local assessor for the date in your community. If you wish to contest your assessment, you will need to see the links below to get the appropriate forms. All applications must be filed with the local assessor or a member of the local Board of Assessment Review by this date.
To find your local assessor, click here: Search
Final Assessment Roll is Made Public
This is the final date upon which the value of your property is based for assessment purposes. If you had grieved your assessment and did not receive the relief you requested, you can apply for judicial review of your assessment within 30 days following the Final Roll Date.
This is the final date upon which the value of your property is based for assessment purposes. Your property assessment for this year (2024) was based on the value of your property as of July 1st, 2023. Any changes in your property after July 1st, 2024 will not be reflected in your assessment until the next assessment year (2025). If there were any significant changes in the property by the Taxable Status Date (March 1st, 2024), you may see a change in your property tax assessment.
Final Assessment Roll is Filed
Assessment rolls list information for every property in the assessing unit (municipality or county). The information on the assessment roll is required to be available from your municipal or county website.
School Property Tax Bills Mailed
School Tax Bills are mailed to property owners around this date.
Year-round - New Homeowners: Register with NYS to Receive a STAR Credit
Register 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at www.tax.ny.gov/star.
Property owners without access to a computer can register by phone at 518-457-2036 weekdays between 8:30 a.m.and 4:30 p.m.
Taxable Status Date vs. Valuation Date
The assessments published on the tentative and final assessment rolls are:
- Based on the value of the property on Valuation Date
- Based on the properties condition and ownership as of Taxable Status Date
Your home was destroyed by fire in February 2023 leaving only a vacant lot.
- Because the property burned down prior to Taxable Status Date, your 2023 assessment was based on the vacant lot only.
- Your 2023 assessment was based on the value of your vacant lot on July 1, 2022 (Valuation Date).
- Your September 2023 school taxes and January 2024 town/county taxes are based on the value of the vacant lot.
Your home burned down on March 15, 2023 leaving only a vacant lot.
- Because the property burned down after Taxable Status Date, your 2023 assessment was based on your property with your home intact.
- Your 2023 assessment was based on the value of your home on July 1, 2022 (Valuation Date).
- Your September 2023 school taxes and January 2024 town/county taxes are based on the value of your home.
Updated Jan 19, 2024