Programs and Services
Senior, Veteran, Disability & Other Exemptions
Senior, Veteran, Disability & Other exemption applications may be obtained at the Assessor's Office in Memorial Town Hall, weekdays between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM or the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance website.
The exemption application with the required documentation must be filed no later than March 1 with the Assessor's Office.
Please call the Assessor's office at (518) 783-2701 for further information.
Register for the STAR Credit
Why should you register?
The Basic and Enhanced STAR benefits save most New York homeowners hundreds of dollars. If you are eligible, you will receive a check for the amount of your STAR savings.
Who should register?
You should register if you:
- Bought your home after March 2, 2015;
- Never applied for the STAR benefit on your primary residence;
- Received a letter advising you to register for Basic STAR;
- IMPORTANT: Due to recent changes made by New York state legislation for 2019, the income limit for the basic star exemption is now $250,000. If your income is more than $250,000 you must switch to the star credit to continue receiving your benefit.
NOTE: You do NOT need to register for STAR if you are a longtime homeowner with an existing STAR exemption. See STAR Exemption Program for more information.
To register for the STAR credit or to review the New York State STAR exemption program please contact New York State Department of Taxation at (518) 457-2036.
Assessment Appeal Process
If you believe your assessment is incorrect, please feel free to contact the Town of Colonie Assessor's Office. Our appraisal staff will be happy to listen to your concerns regarding your assessment.
The following information may help you prepare for your meeting with us so that we may understand your situation:
- Recent purchase contracts;
- Recent sales of similar homes in your neighborhood;
- Current appraisal of your property.
If you are not satisfied with the determination made by the assessor after the informal review process, a complaint may be filed with the Town of Colonie Board of Assessment Review. The dates for filing the complaint form are between May 1st and the 4th Tuesday in May. Grievance Day is always the 4th Tuesday of May each year.
A grievance complaint form may be filed after May 1; but no later than Grievance Day which is the 4th Tuesday in May. Form #RP-524 may be obtained at the Assessor's Office beginning May 1 or at the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance website. The property owner or representative has the burden of proof in an assessment challenge. Please note: service by electronic means are not accepted.
FOR EXEMPTIONS AVAILABLE TO SENIORS, VETERANS, DISABILITY AND OTHER EXEMPTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE. We will gladly help you with the application/registration process.