CLINTON COUNTY REAL PROPERTY OFFICE

 
  OFFICE HOURS: Monday – Friday 8-5
Phone (518) 565-4760
Fax (518) 565-4773
   

Director of Real Property Services
Martine Gonyo
518-565-4763
martine.gonyo@clintoncountygov.com

Senior Tax Map Technician
Alan Miner
518-565-4760

alan.miner@clintoncountygov.com


Senior Assessment Control Examiner
Jeremiah Cross
518-565-4479

jeremiah.cross@clintoncountygov.com


Real Property Information Analyst
Miranda Major
518-565-4762

miranda.major@clintoncountygov.com


Assessment Control Examiner

Tracy DeCoste
518-565-4761

tracy.decoste@clintoncountygov.com

Assessor
Timothy Surpitski
518-565-4760

tammy.lacey@clintoncountygov.com
Trevor Finley
518-565-4760

tammy.lacey@clintoncountygov.com

Real Property System Coordinator
Tammy Lacey
518-565-4763

tammy.lacey@clintoncountygov.com
     
  

      
 

Disability and Limited Incomes Exemption

New York State law (section 459-c of the Real Property Tax Law) gives local governments and public school districts the option of granting a reduction in the amount of property taxes paid by qualifying persons with disabilities.

To qualify, person with disabilities generally must have certain documented evidence of their disability and meet certain income limitations and other requirements.  They also must file the exemption application with their local assessor by the appropriate filing date. 

The basic exemption is a 50% reduction in the assessed value of the legal residence of the qualifying disable person.  For the basic exemption, the laws allow each county, city, town, village, or school district to set the maximum income limit at any figure between $3,000 and $26,000.

Localities have the further option of giving exemptions of less than 50% to persons with qualifying disabilities whose incomes are more than $26,000.  Under this option, called the “sliding-scale” option, a qualifying owner can have a yearly income as high as $34,399.99 and get a 5% exemption in places that are using the maximum limit.

Please check with your local assessor or the clerks of the local governments and school district involved to determine which local options, if any, are in effect.

Please note that if the property is receiving an exemption under the low-income senior citizen’s exemption (section 467 of the Real Property Tax Law), it cannot also receive an exemption under this law for the same municipal tax purpose.  A property eligible for the persons with disabilities exemption, however, can receive other exemptions, such as those for School Tax Relief (STAR), veteran’s, etc.

PERSONS WITH LIMITED INCOME AND DISABILITY

MUNICIPALITY

CURRENT

PRIOR

DATE CHANGED

ALTONA

$20,500 (ss to $28,900)

 

1/8/01

AUSABLE

 

 

 

BEEKMANTOWN

 

 

 

BLACK BROOK

 

 

 

CHAMPLAIN           

$20,500

 

11/27/00

CHAZY

 

 

 

CLINTON

 

 

 

DANNEMORA

$19,000 (ss to $25,000)

 

2/14/01

ELLENBURG

 

 

 

MOOERS

 

 

 

PERU

$24,000

$20,500

10/20/03

PLATTSBURGH (TOWN)

$26,000 (ss to $34,399.99)

$20,500

2/5/07

PLATTSBURGH (CITY)

$26,000 (ss to $34,400)

$24,000 (ss to $32,400)

11/9/06

SARANAC

 

 

 

SCHUYLER FALLS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VILLAGES

 

 

 

CHAMPLAIN

$20,500

 

1/10/01

DANNEMORA

 

 

 

ROUSES POINT

$26,000 (ss to $34,400)

$24,000 (ss to $32,400)

2/5/07

 

 

 

 

CLINTON COUNTY

$26,000 (ss to $34,399.99)

$20,500 (ss to $28,900)

10/25/06

 

 

 

 

SCHOOL DISTRICTS

 

 

 

AUSABLE VALLEY

 

 

 

BEEKMANTOWN

 

 

 

CHAZY CENTRAL

 

 

 

NORTHEASTERN CLINTON

 

 

 

NORTHERN ADIRONDACK

 

 

 

PERU CENTRAL

$24,000

$20,500

10/14/03

SARANAC CENTRAL

 

 

 

CHATEAUGAY CENTRAL

 

 

 

SARANAC LAKE CENTRAL

 

 

 

CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

$29,900 (ss to $37,399)

$24,000

1/25/07

**Important information when filing the application for Disability and Limited Income Exemptions**

  1. Along with the application, applicant must bring proof of income.
  2. The applicant must submit one of the following for proof of disability:
    1. An award letter from the Social Security Administration certifying the applicant’s eligibility to receive Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income must be provided.
    2. An award letter from the Railroad Retirement Board certifying the applicant’s eligibility to receive railroad retirement disability benefits.
    3. A certificate from the State Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped stating that the applicant is legally blind.
    4. An award letter from the United States Postal Service stating that the applicant is certified to receive a United States Postal Service disability pension.
  3. Application must be filed before March 1.

 

Disability Exemption Application*

 

Disability Exemption Renewal Application*


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