The Gloversville Assessor's Office
Phone (518) 773-4550
Joni Dennie, Assessor
The Assessor's Office hours are Mon-Fri, 8-3
Important Dates to remember in the Assessor's Office:
Exemption Filing Deadline March 1
Tentative Assessment Roll May 1
Grievance Day Fourth Tuesday in May
Final Assessment Roll July 1
School Tax Billing September 1
County Tax Billing January 1
City Tax Billing April 1
STAR Exemptions-Everyone is entitled to the Basic STAR exemption on their primary residence. you need to file for this exemption with the Assessor by March 1. You can print a STAR exemption form by clicking on the link below.
NYS Star - Register for School Property Tax Relief
The Enhanced STAR (Senior) Exemption is available to all homeowners who will reach the age of 65 that year.
You need to file for the Ehnanced Exeption by March 1, even if your 65th birthday is later in that calendar year.
Because this exemption is a larger exemption than the Basic STAR, it is income based. In 2012, the income level
is $79,050. (this your adjusted gross income less any IRA draws). Please check with our office if you have any questions about this income level because it is generally increased every year.
The Enhanced STAR exemption needs to be renewed each year, because it is income based. We send renewal
forms out in November to all homeowners that had this exemption the previous year. Please renew this
exemption early--you don't need to wait until the next calendar year to have your taxes done to renew. We need
the income information for the previous year: so when we send the renewals out in November, you already have
the income information that we need. Please don't wait until the end of February to file this exemption. It makes
our job a lot easier when you file early.
If you file a NYS return every year and your adjusted gross income, plus your social Security, is over $25,000.
You may file the enhanced STAR exemption under the "Income Verification Program". By filing under this
program, you do not have to come into the office every year to renew. Your NYS Income tax return is
cross-referenced by the Office of Real Property and we are notified if you qualify or not for that year. We then
send you a postcard to let you know what your status is for that year.
If you have any questions about this program, please stop in or call the office.
Senior exemptions on School, County, and City bills are fiqured on an income bases. If you qualify for a senior exemption on your home, we automatically apply these exemptions when you apply for your Enhanced STAR each year.
Starting with the Tax Roll Year of 2007, the Veterans Exemption has been altered to allow a larger maximum exemption.
The Wartime Veterans Exemption now has been increased not to exceed $21,000, with an additional $14,000
for a Combat Veteran, and an additional $70,000 for a Disabled Veteran. (These exemptions were increased
from War Vet $15,000/Combat Vet $10,000 and Disabled Vet $50,000.)
New York State now allows a "Cold War Veterans Exemption". This exemption covers the period of 9/2/1945-12/26/1991. Previously, there were periods in this time frame that did not allow a veteran to have an exemption, because those times were not considered a "time of war". This new exemption covers these periods that were not covered before. If you were a veteran during this time period, and have previouly been denied an exemption, please check with our office or The Fulton County Veterans Dept. to see if you qualify for this new exemption.
This service period is now covered under the Cold War Veterans exemption, which allows an exemption not to
exceed $12,000, with an additional $40,000 maximum exemption for a disabled Vet. All Veterans exemptions
apply to the County and City taxes only, not the School tax.
If you ever have a question about the assessed value of your home, our door is always open. We want all
homeowners to understand how The New York State Real Property Tax works, and the rules we, as Assessors,
have to follow. don't hesitate to call or stop in if you have questions.
You may find helpful information reqarding Assessed Valuations and Exemptions at the Office of Real Property
website at http://www.orps.state.ny.us/. Fulton County also has a website reqarding local Assessments