Michael Fouassier, DPA, IAO
Assessor

Phone: (914) 762-8274
Fax: (914) 762-8634


16 Croton Avenue, 3rd Floor
Ossining, NY 10562

Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm due to COVID restrictions, Monday through Friday. All Town offices (except for the Town Clerk’s Office) will close at 3:15pm on Fridays from July 1st through September 1st.

Ways to Save - Exemptions

The Office of the Assessor administers many property tax exemptions and encourages homeowners to take advantage of all benefits for which they qualify. Many owners participate in the New York State School Tax Relief program (STAR) but may not be aware of other benefits such as Veterans, Senior Citizen, Disabled, and Volunteer Firefighter/Emergency Worker exemptions. Please note that all exemption applications must be filed with Assessor’s office by May 1 each year.

Senior Citizens with Limited Income Exemption (RP-467)

The Senior Citizen's Exemption is a benefit, separate and distinct from Enhanced STAR, for eligible low-income senior citizens. While Enhanced STAR is only applied to your school taxes, the Senior Citizen’s Exemption may apply to other parts of your property tax bill as well.

The Town of Ossining has adopted a higher threshold of income to grant tax relief to more seniors. If you are 65 years of age or older by December 31, have owned your primary residence for at least twelve consecutive months, and your income is less than $58,400 (2023 Federal Adjusted Gross Income of all owners), you may be eligible for this exemption on a sliding scale basis. For more information about this exemption including eligibility criteria and the income offset of medical and prescription drug expenses, please see RP-467-i instructions below.

Exemption applications must be received on or before May 1, with annual renewal applications submitted in subsequent years. The application, renewal form, and instructions for the Senior Citizen Exemption can be found


Important Dates:
July 1 (Prior Year) - Valuation Date
May 1 - Taxable Status Day and Exemption Filing Deadline
June 1 - Publication of the Tentative Assessment Roll
3rd Tuesday in June - Grievance Day
September 15 - Publication of the Final Assessment Roll

Low Income Disability Exemption (RP-459-c)

This exemption has the same requirements as the Low Income Senior Citizen Exemption except that there is no minimum age. Instead, the applicant must have a qualifying disability and provide either:

  • an award letter from Social Security certifying eligibility for either SSDI or SSI
  • or a Railroad Retirement Board certifying Railroad Retirement Disability benefits
  • or the US Department of Veterans Affairs certifying a Veterans Disability pension
  • or a certificate from the state commission for the blind and visually handicapped stating the property owner is legally blind.

The application, renewal form, and instructions for the Low Income Disability Exemption can be found here:

Veterans

There are a number of Veterans Exemptions authorized by New York State. The Alternative Veteran’s Exemption (RP-458-a) is the most common of these. New York State RPTL 458-a provides a limited exemption from property taxes for real property owned by persons who have US military service, provided the property meets the requirements set forth in the law. Eligibility is defined by periods of war, veterans who received expeditionary medals, or certain members of their family based on a percentage of assessed value. For more information and the application for Veteran Exemptions:

Volunteer Firefighter / Ambulance Worker (RP-466-a)

The 466a Firefighter/Ambulance Worker Exemption applies to the primary residence owned by an enrolled member of an incorporated volunteer fire company, fire department, or ambulance service. The property is partially exempt from general municipal taxes and special ad valorem levies so long as the property owner has been such a member for a minimum of two to five years, depending on Village, School District, and Town adoption.

This exemption must be renewed annually along with proof of residency, unless you have 20 years of service or more.

The application for this exemption can be found here

Not-for-Profit Exemption

Certain properties such as those used for religious, educational or government purposes are wholly exempt from the real property tax. For more information on NFP Exemptions please visit the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance:

https://www.tax.ny.gov/research/property/assess/manuals/vol4/pt2/sec4_05/rptaxex.htm

Town Board Contacts

Town Supervisor:

Elizabeth R. Feldman
phone (914) 762-6001
fax (914) 762-0833

Board Members:

Jennifer Fields-Tawil
Angelo Manicchio
Gregory G. Meyer
Matthew Weiss

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