Assessor

Assessment Office

Assessor:  Valary Muscarella

Phone:  607-524-6303 ext 2

Email:  catonassessor@gmail.com

Hours:  Thursday 3pm-7pm     Summer Hours:  By appointment only

Address:  11161 Hendy Hollow Rd, Corning NY  14830

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Change of Address

Keep your mailing address current with this office to receive timely tax bills and assessment information:  Address Change Form

 

2022 Tentative Assessment Roll

 

Assessment Calendar Dates

Taxable Status Date: March 1 (Exemption deadline)

Tentative Assessment Roll filed: May 1

Grievance Day: June 1, 2022 from 4pm-8pm

Final Assessment Roll Filed: July 1

 

Grievance Information

Grievances will be heard by the Board of Assessment Review  on the second Wednesday following the fourth Tuesday of May, each year. Current date is located above in Assessment Calendar Dates.

How to challenge your assessment can be obtained at:

www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/publications/orpts/grievancebooklet.pdf

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Exemption Information

Exemption applications must be completed in full by the property owner(s). Please read the application and the instructions that go with each application. Incomplete applications will be denied. The application - in its original form, with original signatures - along with requested documentation, is due to the assessor no later than taxable status date, March 1st each year. Do not email. You may deliver by mail (postmarked by 3/1), place in mail bin next to the Town Clerk's office, or hand deliver to the office.

A copy of the applicants drivers license is required with all new applications except agricultural.

 

STAR:

All Star information can be found at:  STAR Resource Center

Register for the Star Credit - all new homeowners and anyone not currently receiving the Star Exemption

Voluntarily Switch from the Star Exemption to the Star Credit

Application links to apply for the Star Enhanced Exemption

Respond to a Star Letter from NYS

 

Lower Income Senior:  Residential property owned by persons 65 years of age or older, owned by at least one of its owners for a minimum of 12 consecutive months prior to application, and who also meet the income guidelines, are eligible to be partially exempt from general municipal taxes. No exemption may be granted by a school district to property where a resident child attends a public school. No exemptions are allowed for special districts, such as fire districts. An annual application is required with proof of income from prior year.

Form     Instructions

 

Lower Income Disabled:  Property that is owned by one or more persons who are designated disabled, and is used exclusively for residential purposes, is partially exempt from county taxes. An annual renewal application with prior year household income is required.

Form     Instructions

 

Alternative Veterans:  The veteran must have served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces during the Persian Gulf conflict (commencing August 2, 1990), the Vietnam War (November 1, 1955-May 7, 1975), Korean War (June 27, 1950-January 31,1955), or World War II (December 7, 1941-December 31, 1946) and must have either (1) been honorably discharged or released from service or (2) received a letter from the NYS DVS stating that the veteran now meets the character of discharge criteria for all of the benefits and services listed in the Restoration of Honor Act. A veteran also includes a recipient of an armed forces, navy or marine corps expeditionary medal and a member of a reserve component of the U.S. Armed Forces who served honorably while on active duty (other than active duty for training) and who has returned to reserve status. Read more in the instructions link below. A copy of the DD-214 must be submitted with the application. 

Form     Instructions

Change in Service-Connected Disability Compensation Rating

Form

 

Cold War Veterans:  The veteran must have served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces between September 2, 1945, and December 26, 1991, and must have either (1) been honorably discharged or released from service or (2) received a letter from the NYS DVS stating that the veteran now meets the character of discharge criteria for all of the benefits and services listed in the Restoration of Honor Act. A copy of the DD-214 must be submitted with the application.

Form    Instructions

Change in Service-Connected Disability Compensation Rating

Form

 

Agricultural:

Overview

Application

Rented Land Lease Affidavit

Soil Group Worksheet:  Contact Steuben County Soil & Water Conservation District at 607-776-7398 Ext 5.

Proof of gross sales of the Farmer required with application.

Leased land:  Soil group worksheet total acres must match lease agreement acres. Farm woodland acreage is ineligible. Lease agreement must be for a minimum of five years. Suggested lease dates to coincide with the assessment roll renewal process are 3/1/of current year of application to 2/28/five years minimally after date of application.

Annual Renewal Certification

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