The Assessment Department 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 and making adjustments where necessary.
Changes in assessment values also occur for other reasons, some examples are due to a change in use, assessor review request, and/or issuance of a building permit for construction or demolition.
The Assessment Department is also responsible for the receipt and administration of partial tax exemptions, as allowed under the New York State Real Property Tax Law, to property owners who meet certain eligibility requirements.
HOT SPOT – NEW INFORMATION
Look for helpful information from the Assessor’s Office in the upcoming Town of Chili Winter Newsletter. If you have questions about assessments, exemptions or general inquiries, please don’t hesitate to call or stop in to see us for assistance.
NEW – STAR Exemption Program Changes – Effective for 2016-17
As a result of recent 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, new STAR applicants will need to register with the Tax Department to receive a STAR check. Registration will begin soon.
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:
Note: The Town of Chili Assessor’s Office will continue to update the changes in the STAR program to this page, as information becomes available from NYS-DTF.
2017-18 EXEMPTION RENEWAL PROCESS
ALL Town of Chili annual exemption renewal applications will be mailed by the Assessment Department in a staggered mailing during the month of October 2016.
Please read ALL enclosed material, complete the form (all owners must sign) and return to the Assessment Department 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, 2017
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.
Contact information regarding the NYS Tax Rebates:
- Property Tax Freeze Credit
Taxpayers Call: 1-518-453-8146
- Family Tax Relief Credit
Taxpayers Call: 1-518-485-1057
- STAR Registration
Taxpayers Call: 1-518-457-2036
Rebate checks, tax credits and the NYS Registration of existing Basic STAR exemption 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).
Additional Assessment Department information may be found in the Assessor Menu.
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.