Town Of Whitestown
 Departments 

Assessor

Miranda Kipper, Assessor

8539 Clark Mills Road
Whitesboro, NY 13492
315 736-3161
315 736-6393
Description:

The Assessor's Office is constantly up-dating information on all parcels of real property within the Town of Whitestown including the Villages of Whitesboro, Oriskany, New York Mills and Yorkville.


The other main focus of their office is the processing of property tax exemptions. Property exemptions are awarded for a variety of reasons. Some of the exemptions available are Senior Citizen, Enhanced Star and Basic Star for School Taxes, Veterans Exemption, Business Exemption, Non-Profit Exemption, Clergy, Wholly Exempt Properties, Home Improvements, and Exemptions for the Disabled. All forms for the above exemptions can be obtained from the Office of Real Property Website.


The most widely used exemptions are the Senior Citizen Exemption and the Veteran's Exemptions.

EXEMPTION FOR AGED PERSONS

THE OWNER OF THE PROPERTY MUST BE 65 YEARS OF AGE BY THE DECEMBER OF THE YEAR IN WHICH YOU ARE APPLYING. If there is more than one owner, then all must be 65 or over, unless they are husband and wife, then only one spouse must be 65 years of age.

ALL OWNERS MUST RESIDE ON THE PROPERTY and must have owned the property for atleast 12 consecutive months prior to the date of filing the application.

Total HOUSEHOLD income must not exceed $26,900 for the COUNTY, $25,000 for the TOWN, $10,000 for the VILLAGE OF WHITESBORO and the VILLAGE OF YORKVILLE and $9,200 for the VILLAGE OF ORISKANY exemption.

Total income includes money from all sources: Social Security, wages, government pensions, bank interest, dividends, alimony, compensation, disability payments. unemployment insurance, rental property, etc. It does not, however, include gifts, inheritances or welfare.

VERIFICATION OF ALL INCOME MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH THE APPLICATION.

For SCHOOL exemptions the following maximum income levels apply:

  • $18,700 ---WHITESBORO CENTRAL SCHOOL
  • $20,700 ---ORISKANY CENTRAL SCHOOL
  • $16,700 ---NEW YORK MILLS UNION FREE SCHOOL
  • $22,000 ---WESTMORELAND CENTRAL SCHOOL
  • $25,000 ---CLINTON CENTRAL SCHOOL


If a child attending public school resides on the premises (including the child of a tenant), NO exemption may be granted for school taxes.

Persons filing for the first time are required to show proof of ownership (deed) and proof of age (birth or Baptismal certificate) and proof of prior year income.

A RENEWAL APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETED EACH YEAR BETWEEN JANUARY 1ST AND MARCH 1ST.

VETERANíS EXEMPTION

To qualify for a Veteranís Exemption the Veteran must:

  1. Own and reside in the home in which application is made.
  2. Have served during the qualifying dates.
  3. Complete appropriate form and file it along with a DD214 to the Assessor prior to March 1st.

    Qualifying Dates:

    War

    Dates

    Qualifier

    World War I

    04/06/17 to 11/11/18

    World War I Victory Ribbon with battle clasp

    World War II

    12/17/41 to 12/31/46

    European-African-Middle Eastern ribbon or Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Ribbon, or American Campaign Medal when awarded under certain conditions. China Service medal, American Defense with Foreign Service Clasp, Army Occupation, Navy Occupation

    Korean

    06/27/50 to 1/31/55

    Korean Service Ribbon

    Vietnam

    12/22/61 to 05/07/75

    Vietnam Service Ribbon and *** Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. ***must show proof that medal was awarded for Vietnam Service.

    Lebanon,

    Grenada

    & Panama

    06/01/83 to 12/01/87

    10/23/83 to 11/21/83

    12/20/89 to 01/31/90

    Must have been awarded an Armed Forces, Navy or Marine Corp Expeditionary Medal for service

    Persian Gulf,

    Desert Storm

    On going War

    08/02/90 to ???

    Southwest Asia Service Medal or Kuaiti Medal

    Responsibilities:
    • Places assessed value on each parcel, from that assessment roll the County prints the Village, School, Town and County Tax bills.
    • Accepts and processes all exemption forms; Senior, Star, Enhanced Star, Basic Star, Veterans, Business, Non-Profit Organization, Clergy, Wholly Exempt properties, Home Improvements, Disability and all renewals each year.
    Hours of Operation:
    9:00AM to 4:00 PM
    Links:
    Office of Real Property Services
    To obtain Exemption Forms