Assessor's Office

Resolution 2022-245

RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE PROVISIONS OF EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 11 DISPENSING WITH THE NEED TO ACCEPT RENEWAL APPLICATIONS FOR THE SENIOR CITIZENS EXEMPTION (RPTL 467) AND THE LIMITED INCOME DISABILITY EXEMPTION (RPTL 459C).

WHEREAS, on December 26,2021, Governor Kathy Hochul issued Executive Order No. 11, declaring a state disaster emergency for the entire State of New York due to the COVID-19 pandemic; and

 WHEREAS, this State disaster emergency has resulted in limited hours in municipal offices in the Town of East Hampton and rendered senior citizens and individuals with disabilities residing in Town of East Hampton homebound. These factors combined have made it difficult, if not impossible, for many in these populations to file their real property tax exemption applications in person and many, further, lack the ability to file such applications online; and

 WHEREAS, in recognition of the above problems caused by the pandemic, Governor Hochul issued Executive Order No. 11.1 on December 26,2021, thereby extending Executive Order No. 11. This extension of the Governor's Executive Order modifies subdivisions 7, 7-a and 8 of section 459-c of the Real Property Tax Law and subdivisions 5, 5-a, 5-b, 5-c and 6 of section 467 of the Real Property Tax Law, the effect of which permits the Town Board of the Town of East Hampton, the governing body of the assessing unit, to adopt a Resolution directing the Assessor to grant exemptions on the 2022 assessment roll to all property owners who received senior citizens and individuals with disabilities with limited income exemptions on the 2021 assessment roll, thereby dispensing with the need for such persons to file renewal applications to request such exemptions, and further dispensing with the requirement that assessors mail renewal applications to such persons; and

 WHEREAS, Executive Order 11.1 further allows the governing body of said assessing unit, in any such Resolution, at its option, to include procedures by which its Town Assessor may require a renewal application to be filed if he has reason to believe that an owner who qualified for the exemption on the 2021 assessment roil may have since changed his or her primary residence, added another owner to the deed, transferred the property to a new owner or died; and

 WHEREAS, pursuant to said Executive Order, the Town Board of the Town of East Hampton wishes to adopt such Resolution directing the Town Assessor of the Town of East Hampton to grant exemptions on the 2022 assessment roll to all eligible senior citizens and individuals with disabilities with limited income, and granting the Town Assessor of the Town of East Hampton the authority to require renewal applications for due cause, as discussed above, utilizing procedures outlined below;

 NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, pursuant to the authority granted by Executive Order No. 11.1, issued by the Governor of the State of New York, that the Town Board of the Town of East Hampton hereby directs the Town Assessor of the Town of East Hampton to:

 1. Grant exemptions on the 2022 assessment roll to all individuals who received the senior exemption on the 2021 assessment roll and all individuals who received the exemption on the 2021 assessment roll because they were recognized as a person with disabilities and limited income, thereby dispensing with the need for any such individuals to file renewal applications for such exemptions, except that;

 2. The Town Assessor may, in his sole discretion, require a renewal application to be timely filed with his office if he has reason to believe that any such individual, who qualified for the aforementioned exemption on the 2021 assessment roll, may have since changed their primary residence, added another owner to the deed for the relevant property, transferred such property to a new owner or died. If the Town Assessor requires such renewal application be filed, he shall notify the owner of the subject property of such requirement by regular mail, with such notice shall containing instructions on how to file the renewal application. Said renewal application may be returned by mail or by making an appointment to drop same off at the Town Assessor's office at:

 

                                          Assessor's Office
                                          Town of East Hampton
                                          300 Pantigo Place, Suite 108
                                          East Hampton, New York 11937


Notice of MANDATORY IVP RP-425-IVP

For Enhanced STAR

(Star Check Recipients Must Register With New York State)

Enhanced STAR Income Verification Program: Questions and Answers

New Applicants for Basic and Enhanced STAR

Beginning 03/02/2015 new Basic and Enhanced Star applicants must register with New York State Department of Taxation and Finance to receive a STAR check, see STAR Credit

New Applicants for Volunteer Firefighter/Ambulance Worker

Where (two or more) qualified volunteers own property together, that property may receive multiple exemptions with separate applications filed

Mission Statement


To provide the most fair and accurate assessed values to our property owners. To maintain a professional atmosphere in the office and to foster relationships with property owners, other local officials, and professionals to aid in a joint shared database that is necessary for the valuation process.

Department Responsibilities


  • Property tax assessments
  • Produce Annual Assessment Roll

Maintain & Research


  • Ownership records
  • New York State real property tax exemptions
  • Utility special franchise properties
  • Property data and inventory
  • District mapping function conforming to official Suffolk County tax maps
  • Current street address database to comply with E-911 Emergency Dispatch System

***2022 Key Dates***

Date 
Event 
May 1 
Tentative Assessment Roll
May 17
Grievance Day
July 1  Final Assessment Roll
August 1 SCAR Deadline Suffolk County
(Small Claims Assessment Review)


Key Assessment Information


Date
Event
July 1
Valuation date (previous year)
March 1
Taxable status date
   New exemption and renewal application due
May 1
Tentative Assessment Roll available for public viewing
   First day of Grievance Period
Third Tuesday in May
Grievance Day / Last day to file grievance
 July 1 Final Roll (current year)