1139 Pennsylvania Avenue
Elmira, NY 14904
8am - 4pm
Parcel Consolidation Form
STAR Resource Center
Senior Citizens Exemption Info & Application
Cold War Veterans Exemption Info & Application
(exemption currently applies only to county taxes)
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING CHANGES TO THE STAR EXEMPTION
NYS froze the STAR exemptions at the 2019 value.
This includes both BASIC STAR and ENHANCED STAR.
NYS did this to encourage property owners with STAR exemptions to switch to receiving a check instead of a reduction on their school tax bill. The NYS STAR checks may increase 2% per year as school budgets increase but the exemption will remain frozen at the 2019 value.
In order to maximize your STAR benefit you must register to receive your STAR rebate in check form.
To register for the STAR rebate in check form, have the following information available and follow the instructions below:
- 2021 Tax Bill
- Social Security numbers for all property owners
- Birthdates for all property owners
- 2020 Income tax statement (1040 or 1099)
Once you have all the required information, follow this link:
Instructions for registering to receive your STAR exemption in the form of a check:
To register over the phone, call NYS STAR Hotline: (518) 457-2036
To register online, click this link: https://www8.tax.ny.gov/STRP/strpStart
If you don't register to receive a check, the more school tax years that pass the greater the increase in your school taxes will be due to the exemption amount being frozen at the 2019 value.
If you would like to compare the potential increase in
exemption you may receive by switching to the STAR Credit from the Star
Exemption, click on the link below.
Resources for questions registering for STAR exemption:
NYS STAR Hotline: 518-457-2036 - Note: there may be a long wait.
Town of Southport Assessor's Office: 607-734-4424