Office of the Assessor

 
William R. Beckmann
Town Assessor
 
Lawrence Shedler
Real Property Valuation Assistant
 
Lorraine Sofia
 
Location:
74 E. Main Street 
Stony Point, NY 10980
Phone (845) 786-2716 ext. 117
E-mail: assessor@townofstonypoint.org  
 
Hours: Monday - Friday from 8am - 4pm
 
 
The Assessor establishes a value on real property so that school, county, town, and special district taxes can be apportioned among the property owners. The assessor’s office reviews hundreds of recent sales every year to determine the market values of different styles and sizes of homes in various sections of the town. Sales of vacant land and commercial property are also analyzed.
 
Lawrence Shedler, Real Property Valuation Assistant - lshedler@townofstonypoint.org
Lorraine Sofia - lsofia@townofstonypoint.org
 
The Assessor establishes a value on real property so that school, county, town, and special district taxes can be apportioned among the property owners.
 
The assessor’s office reviews hundreds of recent sales every year to determine the market values of different styles and sizes of homes in various sections of the town. Sales of vacant land and commercial property are also analyzed.
 
The assessor administers real estate property tax exemptions authorized under state and local law. These include partial exemption for veterans, elderly and physically disabled people. In addition, there is a basic School Tax Relief (STAR), enhanced (STAR) for senior citizens who qualify, agricultural, solar and clerical and business incentive exemptions, partial or full exemptions for certain parcels owned by nonprofit organizations, which qualify by reasons of religious, charitable, educational, or cemetery use, are also granted. In all other cases, applications for these exemptions must be filed by March 1.
 
The tentative assessment roll is available at the assessor’s office on May 1, and notices of any changes in assessment are mailed to property owners at that time. Any person may examine his or her own assessment or that of any other parcel in the town. Property owners who feel that their assessment is inequitable must file a protest between May 1 and Grievance Day, which by state law, is the fourth Tuesday in May. The final assessment roll is filed on July 1 and it is on the value in this roll that taxes for the following year are levied.
 
To download forms and for more information, visit www.orps.state.ny.us.
 
For information on the STAR (School Tax Relief) Program please click this link: STAR Program NYS

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The purpose of the Town Assessor's Office is to provide fair and equitable valuations to all properties for tax purposes.

The Assessor assigns a dollar value for each property, whether vacant, improved, residential or commercial within the town. This assessed value is then used in the calculation of town, county and school taxes.

Other related duties of the Assessor include:

Assessment Calendar

July 1 (Prior Year) - Valuation Day

Properties are valued according to the state or "status" of the property as of this date

March 1- Taxable Status Day

Properties are valued according to the state or "status" of the property as of this date

May 1 - Tentative Roll Filed

A tentative listing of the new roll's assessments are compiled and published

4th Tuesday in May - Grievance Day

Any party wishing to contest the tentative assessment may appear before the Board of Assessment Review on this date.

July 1 (Current Year) - Final Roll Published

All calculated property assessments are used for the upcoming school,town and country tax bills

To view the 2013 Final Assessment Roll, click here