IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER MARCH 1ST – Taxable Status Date The Assessor is required by New York State law to value property as it is on this date. A partially completed building will receive a partial assessment based on its estimated percentage of completion as of March 1st. If you suffer a loss to your property after this date, you will see no reduction for that loss on the forthcoming roll.
EXEMPTION FORMS MUST BE FILED BY THIS DATE ALSO. MAY 1ST – Tentative Roll, the tentative roll is a list of all Real Property in the town as of Taxable Status Date. 4TH TUESDAY IN MAY – Grievance Day All complaints about assessments and exemptions must be received no later than this day. If you fail to file your complaint by grievance day you will not be able to file again until the next year. The Board of Assessment Review begins its hearings on this date. JULY 1ST – Any changes made to the Tentative Roll by the the Board of Assessment Review will show on this date. EXEMPTIONS AVAILABLE TO QUALIFIED PROPERTY OWNERS ARE: VETERANS EXEMPTION – must have served during a qualifying period of war – no renewal required. AGRICULTURAL EXEMPTION – must qualify and renew annually. BUSINESS EXEMPTION – new construction or remodeling of an existing structure, must qualify. SENIOR CITIZEN EXEMPTION – 65 years or older, income based, including Social Security, annual renewal required. BASIC STAR EXEMPTION – available to all homeowners, primary residence only, regardless of age or income. ENHANCED STAR EXEMPTION – 65 years or older, based on income, annual renewal required. LOW INCOME DISABILITY – must submit one of the following: Award Letter from Social Security Administration, Award Letter from Railroad Retirement Board, Certificate from State Commission for the Blind andVisually handicapped, United States Postal Service Disability Pension. Annual renewal required. ALL EXEMPTIONS HAVE A MARCH 1ST DEADLINE
All Town of Hartland properties are recorded in this office. All transfers, new owners names, as well as selling prices are recorded. Sales verification letters are sent to ascertain the correctness of this information. All property merges and splits are recorded and given an assessed value. Tax maps are located in this office, and show the dimensions of parcels and their location in Town. New construction and renovations are reviewed and assessed, and exemptions are administered by this office.
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