All NEW STAR applicants– you will no longer be able to receive STAR directly on the school tax bill. Instead it will come as a REBATE check. You will need to register with the Department of Taxation and Finance to receive the rebate. Please follow this LINK for more information and to register.


Seniors with LOW income – please see AGED exemption below.
If you think you will qualify, please submit application “AGED” to the Assessor.

AGED (lower income seniors)- sliding scale 5% to 50%

  • Must be primary residence -based on income of all owners and spouses –
  •  Income limit – $37,400
  • The Town also allows for unreimbursed medical expenses deduction
  • Renewal Form

Disabled with limited income – sliding scale 5% to 50% – must supply SSDI award letter and income

  •  Income limit – $37,400
  • Town also allows for medical expenses deduction


Agricultural ExemptionRenewal formLease Form

  • Soils Group Worksheets can be obtained at  Columbia County Soil and Water District   (518) 828-4386 x 3

Forestry Exemption (480a)- must have at least 50 acres and commit to a 10 year plan.

  • Please see link or call the assessor for more information.