Description of Services
The Assessor maintains the Town’s assessment roll–the document containing each property assessment. The physical description and value estimate of every parcel is kept current. The property inventory is available for inspection by appointment before the filing of the tentative assessment roll. The Assessor performs many other administrative functions, such as inspecting new construction and major improvements to existing structures. In addition, the Assessor approves and keeps track of property tax exemptions, the most common of which are the senior citizen, School Tax Relief (STAR), veterans, agricultural, and business exemptions.
Monday - Friday: 8am - 4pm
Clay County Assessor, Cathy Rinehart, explains what an assessor is, how property values are determined, and how she keeps the process fair and equitable.
New York State Armory
80 Church Street
Hoosick Falls, NY 12090
Town of Hoosick
P.O. Box 17
Hoosick Falls, NY 12090
EXEMPTION FILING DEADLINE
4TH TUESDAY IN MAY
The STAR program has transitioned to
School Tax Relief (STAR) Credit
NEW STAR applicants will receive a credit in the form of a check directly from New York State instead of receiving a school property tax exemption. The amount of your STAR benefit is the same regardless of how you receive it.
If you are already enrolled in the STAR program this will not apply to you. Current Basic and Enhanced STAR recipients will keep their exemptions as long as they continue to own their current homes.
NEW Basic and Enhanced STAR applicants must register with the New York State Tax Department to receive a STAR credit check. Visit www.tax.ny.gov or call (518) 457-2036.
There are several types of exemptions for homeowners. The most common are:
- Basic STAR
- Enhanced (Senior) STAR
- Senior Citizen (Aged)
- Persons with disabilities and limited income
- Alternative Veteran
- Cold War Veteran
- Business Exemption
The last day to file for these exemptions is March 1st.
You may contact this office to obtain application forms or use the following links to download them. If you have any further questions regarding eligibility you may contact this office.
EXEMPTION APPLICATION FORMS
- RP425-E RP-425-E Application for School Tax RELIEF (Used for Enhanced STAR)
- RP-425 IVP RP-425-IVP Senior citizens who would like to continue receiving Enhanced STAR in future years without having to reapply and submit copies of their tax returns to the assessor every year may sign up for the STAR Income Verification Program.
- RP-467 RP- 467 Application for Partial Tax Exemption for Real Property of Senior Citizens (And for Enhanced School Tax Relief (STAR) Exemption (Used for the Aged Exemption)
- RP-459c RP-459-c Application for Partial Tax Exemption for Real Property of Persons with Disabilities and Limited Incomes
- RP-458a RP-458-a Application for Alternative Veterans Exemption
- RP-458b RP-458-b Application for Cold War Veterans Exemption
- RP-485b RP-485b Application for Real Property Tax Exemption for Commercial, Business or Industrial Property
Assessment Appeal Process
Any person aggrieved by an assessment may file a complaint (RP-524 below). You may complete the complaint yourself or your representative or attorney may complete it for you. This process can only be done once a year on the fourth Tuesday in May.
The following is a link to download the required form.
- RP-524 RP-524 Complaint on Real Property Assessment
- RP-524 INS RP-524-INS General Information and Instructions for Filing Complaints on Real Property Assessments
NOTICE OF COMPLETION OF TENTATIVE ASSESSMENT ROLL AND HEARING OF COMPLAINTS
The Assessor (or designee) will be available by appointment with the assessment roll at Town of Hoosick, 80 Church Street, on the following dates:
Thursday, May 4th 9am – 1pm
Monday, May 8th 9am – 1pm and 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Tuesday, May 16th 9am – 1pm
Saturday, May 13h 9am – 1pm
The Board of Assessment Review will meet at the Hoosick Armory on Tuesday, May 23rd , 2023 from 4 to 8pm to hear grievances based on the 2023 tentative assessments.
Grievances can be filed with the Assessor on or before the first day the Board of Assessment Review meets to hear complaints or with the Board of Assessment Review on May 23rd. Please include the grievance application and all supporting documentation (recent appraisal of your property, sales comps.,etc.) to support your request. The failure to file your complaint on time closes off your right for administrative and judicial review of this year's assessment.
If you have any questions about your assessment, please feel free to contact this office. If an appointment is needed, the following information may be helpful to have available.
- Current appraisal of your property
- Recent sales of comparable homes in your neighborhood