A MESSAGE FROM THE TOWN ASSESSOR REGARDING CHANGES TO 2021 EXEMPTION RENEWALS

 THE GOVERNOR HAS CHANGED THE RENEWAL REQUIREMENT FOR THE SENIOR EXEMPTION (AGED) AND DISABILITY EXEMPTION.  THIS MEANS YOU’LL RECEIVE THE SAME EXEMPT STATUS THAT YOU HAD IN 2020 WITHOUT FILING AN APPLICATION.  

The Governor has passed an executive order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that permits the local municipalities to suspend the requirement for renewal applications to be filed for the 2021 assessment roll.  In the interest of keeping our residents safe, the exemptions covered by the Executive Order for 2021 that waive the renewal requirements are:

  • Partial Tax Exemption for Real Property of Senior Citizens (467)
  • Partial Tax Exemption for Real Property of Persons with Disabilities and Limited Income (459-c)

Normally you would receive a renewal application to continue your coverage under one of these programs.  This action will ensure that you will receive the same exempt status that you had on the 2020 assessment roll without filing the application.  If the Assessor’s Office receives any information that would lead to a change in your exemption status for either of these programs, you will be notified.  Thank you.

NEW PROTOCOL FOR INTERACTING WITH THE ASSESSOR’S OFFICE:

In the interest of keeping our residents safe, we will accept exemption applications in the following ways:

  • By mail.  Send to: Town of Binghamton Assessor, 279 Park Avenue, Binghamton, NY 13903
  • Leave in the drop box located on the front of the Town Hall building
  • Email to: assessor@townofbinghamton.com
  • Fax to: 772-6911

If you’re unable to make the required copies for verification of income, you may mail your originals to us, and we will return them after your application has been processed.  We understand the challenges of the times we are living in and will do our best to work with you to make sure this process is as stress-free as possible.  If you have any questions, please call:  (607) 772-0357, ext. 13

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