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Town Assessor
Rhonda Saulsbury

3350 Church Street
Post Office Box 248
Alexander, New York 14005

Phone: 585-591-0908
Alt: 585-343-1729, ext. 207
Fax: 585-591-4130
Email:


Hours:
Tuesday - 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm


On line access to property imformation can be accessed by clicking on www.oarsystem.com/ny/geneseecounty .


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The Assessment Office is responsible for the administration of all property tax exemptions, maintenance of the townwide data bases containing ownership records,
tax maps and real property inventory and the appraisal of real property for property tax purposes. Under New York State Real Property Tax Law all property is
appraised/assessed at a uniform percentage of value.
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Important Dates
· July 1st - first of predeeding year
· March 1st - Taxable Status Day (all exemptions are due, property is assessed as of this day)
· May 1 - Tentative Roll is filed with Town Clerk
· 1st Tuesday in June - Grievance Day with Board of Assessment Review
· July 1st - Final Roll is filed with Town

Property Tax Exemptions

The Town of Alexander offers various property tax exemptions for qualified property owners. The Assessment Office administers these exemptions as well as exemptions for Genesee County, Alexander School, along with portions of Attica and Pembroke Central Schools. The deadline for submitting exemption applications is March 1st of each year. Applications are available online at the links below or from the Assessment Office; all applications should be filed at the Assessment Office.

Residential Exemptions

School Tax Relief {STAR} is available for all owner occupied residential properties. This exemption is for school taxes only and there two types.

Enhanced STAR – is for owner occupied residential property of owners aged sixty-five or older whose adjusted gross income is $ 70,650 or less. For the Enhanced STAR exemption social security payments are not included in the income calculation. This exemption must be renewed annually {STAR Renewal Application}. Currently this exemption is worth a $56,800 discount based on a full valuation assessment.

Basic STAR - is for owner occupied residential properties. There is no age, or income criteria and annual renewal is not required. Currently this exemption is worth a $30,000 discount based on a full valuation assessment.

Local Senior Citizen – the Town of Alexander, Genesee County and Alexander Central School district offers a property tax discount for residential property owners who are at least sixty-five years old, reside at the property and have a total income less than $ 24,000. This exemption must be renewed annually {Renewal Application}. Income under this exemption includes social security payments.

Veterans – applies to Town of Alexander and Genesee County taxes. It is for owner occupied residential properties where the owner was enlisted in military service during specific time periods. The property owner must have been honorably discharged from service and must provide a DD214 form at the time of application. Veterans may receive an increased exemption if they had also served in a combat zone or if they received a service connected disability.

Agricultural Land – is applicable for all tax purposes and is aimed at land that is being used as part of a viable operating farming endeavor. This exemption must be renewed annually and penalties may be levied if the land is removed from agricultural production.

Agricultural Building – exemptions are provided for newly constructed or the reconstruction of farm buildings as part of a viable farming endeavor. The qualified building is free from taxes for a period of ten years.

Business 485b Exemptions - is offered to businesses located in the town, it applies to Town of Alexander and Genesee County taxes. This exemption runs for ten years, it begins at fifty percent {based on the assessed value of the improvement} the first year and then declines five percent each year over the life of the exemption.