The Assessment Office maintains an inventory of all parcels of real property within the Town of Chili in order to establish an assessed value for the equitable distribution of property taxes.

In accordance with the rules and regulations set forth in New York State Real Property Tax Laws, the Town of Chili participates in an annual assessment program. Annual assessment involves the systematic analysis of all properties in the municipality each year to determine if they reflect current market values, making adjustments where necessary.

Changes in assessment values also occur for other reasons, such as a change in use, assessor review request, and/or issuance of a building permit for construction or demolition.

The Assessment Office is also responsible for the receipt and administration of partial tax exemptions, as allowed under the New York State Real Property Tax Laws (RPTL), and any locally adopted options to RPTLs, for property owners who meet certain eligibility requirements.

Be sure to check out the links to the left for additional information!

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HOT SPOT – NEW INFORMATION

MOVING! – ASSESSMENT OFFICE

Yes, that’s right – the Assessor’s Office will soon be relocating to a different area within Town Hall! Our office is preparing to move to the former HR/Finance/IT area at the front entrance of Town Hall (remember that “Staff Only” sign next to the receptionist station?). So, when entering Town Hall, you will only have to make a quick right turn to find us; this move will be very beneficial to all of our Seniors, no more trekking down that long hallway to find us. We will be looking forward to welcoming all of our customers to our new home in Town Hall. So stay tuned for the date – still in our present location.

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NEW 2019 Legislative Changes for ENHANCED STAR

The 2019-20 Enacted New York State Budget included legislative changes to Real Property Tax Law, Section 425 making the STAR Income Verification Program (IVP) MANDATORY for anyone wishing to apply/receive an Enhanced STAR Exemption.

Before this Legislative change, enrollment in IVP was optional. New York State Department of Taxation and Finance (NYS DTF) now require ALL ENHANCED STAR recipients to enroll in the STAR IVP in order to continue to receive the Enhanced STAR exemption, starting with their 2019 school tax bill, then going forward.

The Income Verification Program allows NYS to verify your income based on the social security number(s) of the owner(s) and the spouse(s) of the owner(s) who reside on the property. With this program in place, NYS DTF will determine if you are eligible for the Enhanced STAR exemption program.

Once enrolled in IVP you will no longer renew the exemption every year with the local assessor. Should there be any questions on the part of NYS DTF in the future regarding your eligibility for this program, they (NYS DFT) will contact you directly to resolve any issues. Likewise, any questions as it pertains to the IVP program, you will contact NYS DTF for answers. The local Assessment Office will strive to assist, when and where we are able to.

Property owners that were new homeowners on or after 3/2/2015 and REGISTERED to receive the STAR CREDIT CHECK will NOT be AFFECTED by this most recent legislative change – NYS DTF is already determining your eligibility.

What is the impact on owners currently receiving both a Senior Citizens Exemption and Enhanced STAR Exemption?

First, with the legislative change, there is no longer a connection between applications for the Senior Citizens exemption (RP-467) and the Enhanced STAR exemption (RP-425). Previously the application and renewal applications for the Senior Citizens exemption included Enhanced STAR on the same form.

Property owners who are applying for the Senior Citizens exemption and the Enhanced STAR exemption will be required to submit separately the appropriate RP-425 forms, income verification forms and the RP-467 forms.

Be assured that the Assessment Office is ready to assist each property owner impacted by these legislative changes. We will endeavor to make this process as painless as possible in transitioning over to these new legislated requirements. If need be, we will be working with you one-on-one, to ensure you receive the maximum benefits on any exemption you apply and qualify for.

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2018-19 Assessment Roll

NOTICE OF FILING

COMPLETED ASSESSMENT ROLL

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

Pursuant to Section 514 and 516 of the Real Property Tax Law: Notice is hereby given that Sole Assessor for the Town of CHILI, County of Monroe, for the

year 2018 will be completed by the undersigned assessor, and certified copy thereof will be on file in the Town of Chili Assessor’s office at 3333 CHILI AVENUE,

ROCHESTER, NY, and also available at www.townofchili.org on the 2nd day of JULY 2018 where the same will remain open to public inspection.

Dated the 2nd Day of July 2018

Jennie L. Miller

Assessor

Town of Chili

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2018-19 EXEMPTION RENEWAL PROCESS

ALL Town of Chili annual exemption renewal applications will be mailed, by the Assessment Office, in a staggered mailing during the month of October 2017.

Please read ALL enclosed material, complete the form (all owners must sign) and return to the Assessment Office with applicable supporting documentation. Our office may make courtesy copies of certain information.

Renewal applications are due no later than taxable status date: March 1, 2019

If returning by mail and you would like confirmation that we received your application, please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Call our office at (585) 889-6132 if you have questions or need assistance.

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STAR Exemption Program Changes  

As a result of  law changes, some homeowners will receive a STAR check directly from New York State instead of receiving a school property tax exemption. The amount of your benefit will be the same regardless of how you receive it.

Beginning with the 2016-2017 school year going forward, all new homeowners will need to register with the New York State Department of Taxation & Finance to receive a STAR credit check.

Current STAR exemption recipients

  • Current Basic and Enhanced STAR exemption recipients will keep their exemption as long as they continue to own their current home.
  • Current Enhanced STAR exemption recipients who are not enrolled in the Income Verification Program must continue to file a renewal application with their local assessor each year.

New York State Department of Taxation & Finance:

https://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/star/star-program-changes.htm

Contact information regarding the NYS Tax & Finance STAR Credit Checks & Tax Rebates:

  • STAR Registration

Visit:   http://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/star13/default.htm

Taxpayers Call:  1-518-457-2036

  • Property Tax Freeze Credit Check: 2014-2015-2016

Visit:   https://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/property_tax_freeze.htm

Taxpayers Call:  1-518-453-8146

  • Family Tax Relief Credit: 2016-2017-2018-2019

Visit:   http://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/credits/family_tax_relief_credit.htm

Taxpayers Call:  1-518-485-1057

Be advised, rebate/relief checks, tax credits and the NYS Registration for STAR credit checks are not administered locally. You must contact New York State Department of Taxation & Finance at the above listed numbers with any questions pertaining to checks, tax credits, and the registration process – or visit the listed webpages for more information.

NOTE: First-time applicants, for any exemption, or the annual renewal of an existing exemption, must submit the applicable paper form and supporting documentation to your local assessor by taxable status date (March 1st).

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Additional Assessment Department information may be found in the Assessor Menu.

Contact:

Jennie L. Miller, Assessor

Chili Town Hall, 3333 Chili Avenue

Office: (585) 889-6132

Fax: (585) 889-8710

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.