Effective May 2021 the Town of Caton has a new Sole Appointed Assessor, Valary Muscarella.
She can be contacted during office hours listed below and by E-Mail (, by office phone (607-524-6303 ext # 2) .

Assessor hours: Thursday 3 pm to 7 pm, Caton Town Hall


What's new

There have been some changes in how certain homeowners will apply for STAR, and in how they receive their STAR benefit. The STAR Program continues to provide much-needed property tax relief to New York State’s homeowners.

Register for the STAR credit

Why you should register

The Basic and Enhanced STAR benefits save most New York homeowners hundreds of dollars. If you’re eligible, you’ll receive a check for the amount of your STAR savings.

You should register for STAR if you:

bought your home after the 2015 STAR application deadline;

never applied for the STAR benefit on your primary residence; or

received a letter advising you to register for Basic STAR.

Note: You do not need to register for STAR if you are a longtime homeowner with an existing STAR exemption.

How to register

When you register for the STAR credit, the Tax Department will automatically review your application to determine whether you are eligible for the Basic or Enhanced STAR benefit amount.

Enhanced STAR applicants: If you qualify for Enhanced STAR (or will qualify in the future), you do not need to register separately to receive the Enhanced benefit.

Complete your registration online—in minutes. You'll need to:

Provide the names and social security numbers for all owners of the property and their spouses.

Answer a few questions about the income and residency of the owners and their spouses.

Provide the date the owners purchased the property and the name of the sellers.

Print a copy of your confirmation page and note your confirmation number. You will need it for verification purposes if you contact us later.

Note: You will be prompted to provide the property’s STAR code and parcel ID but they are not required to complete the registration.


 Property owners without access to a computer can register by phone weekdays from

8:30amto 4:30pm (518-457-2036).


Register anytime at:


New York State Office of Real Property Services (ORPS) Everything you would want to know about assessments and assessment practices in our state. Legal opinions, forms, equalization rates, and an entire galaxy of assessment related materials are available here.

Caton Assessment Data:


Do we have your correct address/911 house number - If not please notify the assessor by E-Mail (


Useful Links and information:

Caton Assessment Data

Steuben County Office of Real Property Services

Fill-In PDF STAR Application

NYS Department of Tax and Finance

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