Real Property Tax Service Agency:News from the State

News from the State

Real Property Tax Service Agency
Heidi Seelbach, Commissioner


For the latest news in property tax administration, forms, rules, taxpayer information, brochures, publications, etc., visit New York State Office of Real Property Tax Services at The Property Tax and Assessment link is on the lower left.




Property Tax Freeze Credit:

In the Fall of 2016 NYS Department of Tax and Finance will mail rebate checks to property owners who received the STAR exemption, and whose County, Town, and/or certain special districts are in compliance with the Tax Cap. Full details can be found at the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance Property Tax Freeze Credit website.


STAR News:

New homeowners (after March 1st of 2015) must register with NYS Tax & Finance.  They will receive a STAR credit check directly from NYS Department of Tax and Finance rather than an exemption on their school tax bill for their primary residence.  To see if you must register see the State's website here:  STAR REGISTRATION


Beginning with 2013 school tax rolls property owners with $4,500 or more State tax debts will no longer be eligible for STAR exemptions.

The NYS Department of Tax and Finance will contact property owners directly by mail. If the property owner does not resolve the debt DTF will direct the assessor to remove the STAR exemption. State savings from the removal of the STAR exemption will be used to offset the property owner's State tax debt.

Property owners must resolve the issue with DTF. The DTF determination will not be subject to review by the local Board of Assessment Review.




Status of Current Bills relating to Real Property Tax.

To Look up Real Property Tax Law and other State Laws:
(For Real Property Tax Law scroll down to "RPT" in the above page.)

To contact your NYS Senator or Assemblyman on Property Tax Legislation:

Assembly Members

Senate Members


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