Based on changes to the most recently passed New York State budget, homeowners who purchased homes after March 1, 2015 are required to apply for the STAR program through the Office of Real Property Tax Services in New York State. Any homeowner who was already enrolled in the program before March 1, 2015 will remain enrolled in the program through the Assessors' Office in the City of Schenectady.
If you were already enrolled in the Basic STAR exemption with the Assessors' Office and you believe that you may now qualify for the Enhanced STAR or Senior Low Income exemption program, please see the link below to the Enhanced STAR and Low Income Exemption form. The filing deadline is March 1, 2018. Proof of owner occupancy and all income received in 2016 is required from all resident owners and spouses as part of this process. If no income tax was filed, we will accept ALL income statements. Examples include, but are not limited to Social Security statements, pension, interest income, veterans' income, etc.
If you are applying for the Enhanced STAR or Senior Low Income exemption for first time, this is the application that you will use to apply.
First time Enhanced STAR or Senior Low Income Exemption Form
If you are renewing your Enhanced STAR or Senior Low Income exemption, this is the application you will use to apply.
Renewal form for Enhanced STAR or Senior Low Income Exemption
If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to call our office at 382-5075.