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Assessment Review

Date
4th Tuesday in May

Location
Town Hall Court Room

Assessment Review Board Members

Raymond Matthews
Frank Wood
William Mitchell
David Residender

Exemptions

The deadline for filing of all exemption applications is March 1st of each year. You may download a form byfollowing the links below. A signed original must be received in the Assessor’s Office by March 1st.
(Please included a copy of your driver‘s license with all exemptions)

Assessment Calendar / Deadlines / Star Exemptions

The following dates are from the formal assessment calendar. You have the opportunity for an informal review of your assessment inventory anytime prior to May 1st. The earlier you schedule this review the easier it is to make adjustments if they are warranted.

July 1st of the Prior Year - Valuation Date
All property in the town is assessed according to its value as of this date.

March 1st - Taxable Status Date
All property is assessed as to its ownership and condition as of this date. This is also the deadline for the application.

May 1st - Filing of Tentative Roll
The Tentative Assessment Roll is filed in the Assessor’s Office. It reflects tentative values and exemptions for all properties and will be used for the computation of taxes for the following September school bill and the subsequent January general tax bill. Property owners who disagree with their assessment may schedule an appointment with the assessor to discuss value and/or inventory.

4th Tuesday in May - Grievance Day
Anyone who wishes to file a formal complaint on their assessment must apply for assessment review with the Board of Assessment Review (BOAR) on or before this date. Completed applications (RP-524) should be submitted to the Assessor’s Office on or before this date. If you have a concern, the earlier you meet with the assessor the easier it is to make modifications. You may appear in person, by appointment, and present additional documentation to the BOAR to support your opinion of value.

July 1st - Completion of Final Role
The final assessment roll is published and reflects all final values to be used for tax billing. This roll reflects the valuation date and the ownership and condition as of March 1st. It will also contain the values that resulted from any BOAR decision.

July 31st - Small Claims Assessment Review (SCAR) Deadline
If a property owner disagrees with the decision of the BOAR they have until this date to file an appeal for small claims or judicial review. This must be filed within thirty (30) days after filing of the final roll or publishing in the local newspaper, whichever is later. This petition is available at the County Clerk’s office and is referenced as RPTL 730.

September 1st - School Tax Bills
School District tax collectors mail School tax bills that are based on the final roll filed July 1st.

December 31st - Town and County Tax Bills ( General Taxes )
The town tax collector mails out the bills for Town and County taxes based on the final roll filed July 1st.

Star Exemption Requirements

  • TOWN OF WAWARSING MUST BE YOUR PRIMARY RESIDENCE.
  • ALONG WITH YOUR COMPLETED, SIGNED APPLICATION, WE NEED:
    • PROOF OF RESIDENCY (DRIVER'S LICENSE).
    • E-STAR APPLICATIONS MUST INCLUDE A COPY OF THE PREVIOUS YEARS TAX RETURN (1040). IF TAXES ARE NO LONGER FILED THEN COPIES OF SOCIAL SECURITY, PENSION AND BANK STATEMENTS ARE REQUIRED.
    • APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ON OR BEFORE MARCH 1ST. PLEASE MAIL OR DROP OFF COMPLETED APPLICATIONS AND DOCUMENTS TO THE ASSESSOR'S OFFICE AT 108 CANAL STREET, ELLENVILLE, NY 12428.

Useful Links

Office of Real Property
Ulster County