Assessor Information

     March 1, 2018 is the deadline for filing certain property tax exemption applications with the Assessor’s office.  Many exemptions including the Senior Citizen’s and Enhanced STAR exemptions do not automatically renew and require annual applications and proof of qualifying income.

     The Senior Citizen’s exemption, with far lower income limits than the Enhanced STAR exemption, is normally based on the previous year’s income.  For the Senior Citizen’s exemption, you must provide proof of your previous year’s income.  Form SS 1099 and tax returns are often needed to prove your income level.  Please also bring in receipts for out-of-pocket unreimbursed medical and prescription expenses, such as dental, health insurance premium payments, eyeglasses, hearing aids, etc.) which are used to reduce your income.

     Eligibility for Enhanced Star is based on being 65 years old, regardless of when you turn 65 during 2018, and 2016 income.  Those applying for an Enhanced STAR exemption may elect to participate in a voluntary program whereby the Assessor’s office is automatically notified in future years by the State regarding the income eligibility of the applicant.  This process is only useful for those filing New York State income tax returns.  Applications for the Income Verification Program are available at the Assessor’s office.  This process cannot be used for any other income-related exemption including the Senior Citizen’s exemption.

    If you purchased a residence in Sherrill prior to May 1, 2014 and have NOT previously applied for the Basic STAR exemption, you may qualify for this significant property tax exemption designed to lower your school tax bill.  The residence must be your primary residence, each year, to qualify for Basic STAR. Renewal to continue the Basic Star exemption is NOT necessary.

**IMPORTANT STAR CHANGES:  For those homeowners that purchased their property after May 1, 2014 both Basic and Enhanced STAR program has changed.  Please contact Bob  Comis with any questions and visit the following links for more information:  https://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/star/default.htm  https://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/star/star-program-changes.htm

     Bob Comis, Assessor for the City of Sherrill, has set the following dates and times to process exemptions at City Hall:  January 11 &12 9am-12pm for Enhanced STAR; All exemptions- February 1, 2, 7, 8, 12-14, 21-23,27 & 28, 9am-12pm.  Any changes to this schedule will be posted at www.sherrillny.org.  If more convenient an appointment can be scheduled by contacting Bob, (315) 264-6362.  Property owners considering construction this year are welcome to meet with Bob to discuss the potential change to your City assessed value.

     The Town of Vernon Assessor’s Office, located at Vernon Town Hall welcomes inquiries from all town property owners, residents, and taxpayers.  Sherrill residents can receive some of the same services that they receive from the Sherrill Assessor’s Office at the Vernon Assessor’s office, including assistance relating to exemption applications.  The Vernon Assessor’s hours are Monday & Thursday, 9am-2pm through the month of February.  Frank Laguzza, (315) 829-2587, is the Chairman of the Town of Vernon Board of Assessors.

 

 

2017 Sherrill Final Tax Roll Index

2017 Sherrill Final Tax Roll