Town of Cornwall
Office of the Assessor

 

 

 

 

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Maria Pastena

Assessor

Kitty Fiorello
Asst. Assessor - Ext. 124
Alley Casamenti
Assessor Clerk - Ext. 125
Donna Henderson
Assessor Clerk - Ext. 131


Phone: (845) 534-7290
Fax: (845) 534-7299

183 Main Street
Cornwall, NY 12518

HOURS
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
(Except Holidays)

Welcome to the Town Assessor

Available Exemptions

Basic STAR

Property Owners Who Purchased Their Homes After March 1, 2015
Must register for the STAR Credit Program through the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance. You can register by calling 518-457-2036 or at the Department of Taxation and Finance (tax.ny.gov/star). Must be for the owner-occupied primary residence of the owner. This exemption only applies to school taxes.

Owners Who Purchased Prior to March 1, 2015
If you were the owner of a property that had a STAR on the 2015 Assessment Roll and need to reapply because you were out of the program intermittently you can file an RP-425-b in the Assessor's Office for the exemption program. You also have the option of registering for the STAR Credit Program which would replace the exemption program. Proof of residency is required (copy of a utility bill/driver's license with property address).

Enhanced STAR

Must be for the owner-occuiped primary residence of the property owner who is or will be 65 years of age before December 31 of that year and have a federal adjusted gross income combined for all owners of less than $92,000 (excluding any taxable IRA distributions).

A copy of your most current income tax return and the supporting income statements are required with the submission of the application. Proof of residency is required (copy of a utility bill/driver's license with property address). This exemption only applies to school taxes. Both forms required are:

Switching to STAR Credit Program

Any current Basic or Enhanced STAR recipients who are currently getting the exemption directly off of their school tax bill may leave the Basic or Enhanced STAR Exemption program and join the STAR Credit Program. NYS has frozen the amount of the Basic and Enhanced STAR exemption at the current amounts while the STAR Credit Program may receive up to a 2% increase annually. To register for the STAR Credit Program call 518-457-2036 or go to the Department of Taxation and Finance (tax.ny.gov/star). Once you register for the STAR Credit Program, you will not be able to go back to the exemption program.

Aged/Senior Citizen - Form RP-467

Not to be confused with the Enhanced Star exemption, the Senior Exemption is for homeowners 65 years of age before December 31 of that year and with a combined yearly gross income of $37,400 or less for the Town of Cornwall school, $32,400 for Newburgh, and $37,400 for Washingtonville schools. This must be renewed yearly. Senior citizens must apply by March 1st.

Veterans & Cold War - Form RP-458-a or RP-458-b

A veteran or un-remarried spouse of a veteran who served in active duty during one of the specified periods of war. Must be owner-occupied resident. There is a veteran's disability exemption as well. Copy of DD-214 is required along with the deed to the property.

Persons with Disabilities & Limited Income - Form RP-459-c

To be eligible, an applicant must submit an award letter or certificate indicating such disability. The property must be owner-occupied by the person with a disability. The maximum gross income of all owners must be less than $32,400 for Cornwall. A copy of the most current federal income tax return is required, and annual filing is required.

Important Dates to Remember

MARCH 1ST

Taxable Status Date, filing deadline for ALL exemptions.

MAY 1ST

Tentative Roll Date & assessment changes mailed to property owners.
Assessment Roll available for review.

4TH TUESDAY IN MAY

Grievance Day, to file a formal appeal with the Board of Assessment Review.

JULY 1ST

Final Assessment Roll filed.

 

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Upcoming Events

Joint Special Meeting - Water Services

Feb 29, 2024 7:00 PM — Feb 29, 2024 8:00 PM   
Event details

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING

Notice is hereby given that the Town Board of Cornwall and Village of Cornwall on Hudson Board of Trustees will hold a joint Special Meeting on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. at Village Hall, 325 Hudson Street, Cornwall on Hudson 12520 to discuss an Intermunicipal Agreement for Water Services and any other business that may come before the Boards.

BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES VILLAGE OF CORNWALL-ON-HUDSON

Doris Wickiser, Village Clerk

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    Feb 29, 2024 7:00 PM — Feb 29, 2024 8:00 PM

Planning Board Meeting

Mar 04, 2024 7:00 PM — Mar 04, 2024 8:00 PM   
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    Mar 04, 2024 7:00 PM — Mar 04, 2024 8:00 PM

CCAC Meeting

Mar 05, 2024 7:00 PM — Mar 05, 2024 8:00 PM   
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    Mar 05, 2024 7:00 PM — Mar 05, 2024 8:00 PM

Town Board Work Session

Mar 12, 2024 7:00 PM — Mar 12, 2024 8:00 PM   
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Planning Board Work Session

Mar 14, 2024 1:30 PM — Mar 14, 2024 2:30 PM   
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