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
gonyom@co.clinton.ny.us

Tax Map Technician
Alan Miner
518-565-4760

minera@co.clinton.ny.us



Assessor
Timothy Surpitski
518-565-4760

surpitskit@co.clinton.ny.us

Miranda Major
518-565-4762

majorm@co.clinton.ny.us

Assessment Control Examiner
Trevor Finley
518-565-4765

finleyt@co.clinton.ny.us
Tracy DeCoste
518-565-4761

decostet@co.clinton.ny.us
Jeremiah Cross
518-565-4479

crossj@co.clinton.ny.us

Real Property System Coordinator
Tammy Lacey
518-565-4763

laceyt@co.clinton.ny.us
     
  

      
 

Senior Citizens’ Exemption

New York State Real Property Tax Law, section 467, gives local governments and public school districts the option of granting a reduction on the amount of property taxes paid by qualifying senior citizens. This is accomplished by reducing the taxable value of residential property owned by seniors by 50%.
To qualify, seniors generally must be 65 years of age or older and meet certain income limitations and other requirements. For the 50% exemption, the law allows each county, city, town, village, or school district to set the maximum income limit at any figure between $3,000 and $29,000.
Localities have the further option of giving exemptions of less than 50% to seniors whose incomes are more than $29,000. Under this option, called the sliding-scale option, such owner can have a yearly income as high as $37,399.99 and get a 5% exemption in places that are using the maximum limit.
For example, in a community that has taken this “sliding-scale” option and has adopted the $29,000 income maximum, an eligible resident whose income is more than $29,000 but less than $29,999.99, is entitled to a 45% exemption.

If the income range is $30,000 to $30,999.99, the exemption is 40%; $31,000 to $31,999.99, 35%; $32,000 to $32,899.99, 30%; $32,900 to $33,799.99, 25%; $33,800 to $34,699.99, 20%; $34,700 to $35,599.99, 15%; $35,600 to $36,499.99, 10%, and $36,500 to $37,399.99, 5%.

Communities that adopt the sliding scale have an option of limiting it to the ranges from 45% through 20% or, if they choose, terminating the exemption at the 10% level, or the 5% level.

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

Senior Citizens Exemption

MUNICIPALITY

CURRENT

PRIOR

DATE CHANGED

*ALTONA

$20,500

$17,000

01/08/01

AUSABLE

$23,000

$19,500

01/04/07

*BEEKMANTOWN

$20,500

$19,500

01/22/01

BLACK BROOK

$20,500

$19,500

08/17/06

*CHAMPLAIN

$25,000

$21,500

08/31/09

*CHAZY

$19,000

$16,000

08/14/06

CLINTON

$14,000

$12,500

06/19/98

*DANNEMORA

$20,500

$19,500

09/27/06

*ELLENBURG

$26,000

$24,000

10/23/06

MOOERS

$22,000

$15,000

09/12/06

*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)

$21,500

11/09/06

*SARANAC

$26,000

$20,500

1/22/07

*SCHUYLER FALLS

$20,500

$18,500

04/24/06

 

 

 

 

VILLAGES

 

 

 

KEESEVILLE

$21,000

$17,500

12/05/06

*CHAMPLAIN

$24,000

$20,500

03/15/04

DANNEMORA

$17,500

$12,900

02/10/97

*ROUSES POINT

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

$24,000 (ss to $32,399)

10/16/06

 

 

 

 

*CLINTON COUNTY

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

$20,500

10/25/06

 

 

 

 

SCHOOL DISTRICTS

 

 

 

*AUSABLE VALLEY

$26,000

$22,000

10/18/06

*BEEKMANTOWN

$26,000

$20,500

01/09/07

*CHAZY CENTRAL

$16,000

$14,000

01/28/97

*NORTHEASTERN CLINTON

$16,500

 

 

*NORTHERN ADIRONDACK

$10,000

$9,500

11/18/96

PERU CENTRAL

$24,000

$20,500

11/18/03

SARANAC CENTRAL

$20,500

$19,500

07/24/06

CHATEAUGAY CENTRAL

$15,000

$12,000

11/22/00

*SARANAC LAKE CENTRAL

(ss to $32,400)

ss to $28,900

12/07/05

CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

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

$20,500

1/25/07

* Denotes those taxing jurisdictions that have extended age limit to allow individuals who are 64 years of age by taxable status date and who will be 65 by December 31st of the same year.

** Important information when filing the Senior Citizens Exemption** 

  Please provide proof of income and age along with the application to the local assessor by March 1.

Links to exemptions:

Senior Citizens Exemption - Application *

Senior Citizens Exemption - Renewal Application*

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