Assessor

Town of Kirkwood Assessor's Office

70 Crescent Drive
Kirkwood, NY 13795
Phone: 607-775-4493
Fax: 607-775-1372

Scott Snyder, Assessor - scott@townofkirkwood.org

Hours:

Office hours for the Assessor are every Wednesday from 9 AM to 12 Noon.  For the month of September only hours are Wednesdays from 9 AM to 4 PM  

 

It’s best to call ahead (607-775-4493) to make sure someone will be in the office.  

Overview

As the Assessor I maintain the Assessment Roll, which includes reviewing sales, building permit information, change of address requests, exemption administration, property values per owner requests, adjusting assessments for additions and demolitions.

For online assessment and property information such as tax maps, recent tax information and property exemptions can be found at the following link  https://imo.co.broome.ny.us/index.aspx   Once connected enter through the PUBLIC ACCESS tab.

NEW STAR Exemptions, for those that have transferred or bought a residence since August 2015 processes have changed for both basic and enhanced application(s), the local Assessor's Office no longer does these.  All STAR registrations are being done through the New York State Department of Taxation.  This can be done online at the following link www.tax.ny.gov/star or by calling 1-518-457-2036.  This is no longer called an exemption where the amount of the savings is taken directly off the School Tax bill.  It is not referred to as the STAR CREDIT where the property owner receives a check annually for the same amount as those that still receive the exemption.

For a full explanation of the STAR benefits and requirements, please refer to the following site:  https://www.tax.ny.gov/star/default.htm

New non STAR Exemptions such as veterans and volunteer firefighter and those non STAR renewals such as low income over age 65, and low income disability applications are processed at this office between January 2nd and returned no later than March 1st of every calendar year.  A brief description of the two most common are:

Senior Citizens or Aged Exemption, which is also available to Seniors age 65 and over.  This applies to most all property taxes; county, town and school; dependent on the household income (but not all special district taxes.)  This exemption must be renewed annually and the household GROSS income (the amount before any deductions) must be $31,500 and below.  This application is done on a sliding scale and the $31,500 level does not apply to all tax levies.

Veterans Exemption and Veterans Disability Exemption is applied to the town and county taxes.  Most applicants need only apply once to receive this exemption on a yearly basis.  There is a Cold War Veterans Exemption, which covers most veterans not previously eligible for the Alternative Funds Veterans Exemption.

Important Dates in the Annual Assessment Calendar:

  • Taxable Status Date:  March 1st
    (This is the deadline for all exemption applications, splits and combinations.)

  • Tentative Assessment Roll Filed:  May 1st
    (This contains the tentative assessments which will become final if the property owner does not file a grievance.)

  • Grievance Day:  Fourth Tuesday in May
    (An appointment for Grievance Day will be made when a property owner presents a completed RP-524 Form to the Assessor.)

  • Final Assessment Roll Filed:  July 1st
    (This contains the final assessments used for school taxes in September and Town and County taxes in January.)

NON STAR and Grievance Forms that are available online:

Exemption Forms

Alternative Veteran's Exemption Form
Alternate Veterans Exemption Instructions

Cold War Veteran's Exemption Form
Cold War Veterans Exemption Instructions

Low Income Disability Exemption Form
Low Income Disability Exemption Instructions

Senior Citizen or Aged Exemption Form

 Senior Citizen (Aged) Exemption Instructions

Grievance Forms

Grievance Form
Grievance Instructions