2019 STAR Program Update
The new income limit for those receiving the Basic Star exemption through the Assessor’s Office has changed from $500,000.00 to $250,000.00. For those individuals receiving the STAR Credit check the income limit is $500,000.00.
New York State will be sending letters to those homeowners that have the exemption through the Assessor’s Office whose income exceeds the $250,000.00 limit beginning the first week of June.
Anyone receiving the STAR exemption through the Assessor’s Office will no longer be eligible for the 2% increase if and when there is an increase. Only those individuals receiving the Star Credit Check from New York State will be eligible for the increase.
Streamlined process for switching to the STAR credit from the exemption
To switch to the STAR credit from the exemption, property owners no longer need to renounce their exemption using Form RP-496.
We added new options to the beginning of the STAR credit registration online application (www.tax.ny.gov/star). Homeowners are now guided to choose from three options:
- Update Registration
- Make the Switch
- Register for STAR
If the property owner selects Make the Switch:
- NYS ORPTS will include the property in a new report (available in late June for standard calendar municipalities), and
- Assessor’s will remove the STAR exemption from the final assessment roll.
Assessor’s will not need to:
- use correction of errors or the board of assessment review to remove the exemptions, and
- send notices to the property owners.
Questions? Please call the Assessors’ office at 384-0152~ ext 206.~ The office is open Tuesday and Thursday 9 am-12 noon, Tuesday evening 6-8 pm, and Saturdays (November-May)
9 am-12 noon
Duties & Responsibilities
The Assessors prepare an assessment roll of all real property (vacant and improved) within the Town boundaries, establishing the condition, value and taxable status of each parcel of property. The valuations determined by the Assessors are then used to calculate Saratoga County, School and Fire District taxes to be levied against each parcel of real estate.
To ensure that assessment records reflect the most current mailing address and to ensure that tax bills are sent to the correct address, please notify this office of any mailing address changes.
Informal meetings with an Assessor can resolve most assessment questions. You may also contact the NYS Office of Real Property Services for further information and forms (click on link above). If you disagree with your assessment, it is strongly recommended that you meet with one of the Town of Charlton Assessors (prior to Grievance Day on the 4th Tuesday in May) to learn how your assessment was determined and to make certain the assessor has all the correct information about the property. As a result of this meeting, an equitable adjustment may be reached.
If you are not satisfied with the determination of the Assessor, you may then proceed to the Board of Assessment Review (BAR) to learn the process for filing a grievance. If you go to Grievance Day and are still not satisfied, you have the right to take your grievance to Small Claims Court.