The Town of Clay offers the following Exemptions, for your convenience just click on the exemption to print out a form. For more information you may want to refer to the Frequently asked questions.
New York State (not the Assessors’ office) is changing the STAR Exemption process for Tax Year 2014 (not this years. Starting in 2014 all BASIC STAR recipients (Not Senior Citizens) must register for the exemption with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. Existing Basic STAR recipients (NOT Senior Citizens)will be notified directly by the State Department of Taxation and Finance when it is time to re-register. The Assessors’ office is not involved in the re-registration process! If you have questions, call the State STAR Registration telephone line at 518-457-2036. To register for the BASIC STAR, please call 518-457-2036 or apply on the State Website at www.tax.ny.gov. The Assessors office CANNOT register you for the BASIC STAR and we cannot help you with the process. This is a STATE PROCESS ONLY!
Key dates that affect the assessment process
Taxable status Date - March 1st
All properties appraised in current condition, including partially built new construction
Exemption Filing Deadline - March 1st
State Mandated-All property Tax Exemptions MUST be filed by this date-no exceptions
Tentative Roll Filed - May 1st
All changes for: Property values, property inventory, new properties, exemptions, addresses, ownership, special district charges/units and all other changes to the assessment roll are legally filed and available for public review for the first time.
Grievance Day - 4th Tuesday in May
A specific day set aside by state law for the challenge of assessment values before an
appointed Board of Assessment Review, though in a town as large as Clay, it is part of the daily process. No valuation changes can happen after Grievance Day until THE NEXT TAXABLE STATUS year. All values on the roll at this time will be utilized for the September School Tax Bill and the January Town and County bill. If no grievance was filed, no assessment changes can legally be entertained until the following taxable status year
Final Assessment Roll Filed - July 1st
Roll is permanent the September School Tax/January County and Town Tax. Nothing can change. Taxing jurisdictions now use assessment roll data to set budgets and tax rates