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Equalization Rate: 51.00
A MESSAGE FROM THE ASSESSOR’S OFFICE:
Please beware of Property Tax Appeal Companies that are mass mailings Wawayanda Homeowners. The Tax appeal companies are trying to have homeowners sign up to review the property assessment. The companies will charge a large fee if you receive any reduction. In the fine print, there is also a $75 fee for an appraisal and a $30 court filing fee. Sometimes a penalty fee is also added if you decide to withdraw your case.
Please contact the Assessor’s Office before you sign anything. We have an open door policy.
845-355-5700 ext. 9. We will gladly review your assessment and property records with you and make any necessary adjustments. It’s our job, and WE WON'T CHARGE YOU!
Another unnecessary expense is companies offering to obtain a copy of your deed for a fee of $107.
Again, contact the Assessor’s office. A copy of your deed is on file in our office. We can make a copy for you.
845-355-5700 ext. 9
Monday through Friday
9 am to 4 pm
If you are the primary park contact for one or more manufactured home parks, you are required to register your park with NYS Tax and Finance twice each year, during June and during December.
Please notify the Assessor's office of any mailing address changes. All mailing addresses for property owners are maintained in the assessor's office. This database is used to mail your school and property tax bills, as well as any correspondence from the Town of Wawayanda, Orange County, and the State of New York regarding your property. Please fill out the change of address form. You can drop it off at the Town Hall, mail the form, or fax it.
Address Change Form
Town of Wawayanda Assessor's Office
80 Ridgebury Hill Road
Slate Hill, NY 10973
*** All Exemption Forms are available online on the NYS Tax & Finance Website***
The Assessor's Office is responsible for the placement of fair and equitable assessments upon each and every property within the Town of Wawayanda. Every property within the town is periodically inspected. The data regarding the physical characteristics is gathered and maintained in our database. Items such as style, year built, size, age and condition are maintained. This information is updated any time there is a physical change in the property. In addition, it is the responsibility of this office to maintain and update all ownership information regarding each parcel. This office is also responsible for administering exemptions for wholly exempt purposes, veterans exemptions, agricultural exemptions, business improvement exemptions, aged exemptions, disability exemptions and the Enhanced Star Exemption for resident homeowners age 65 or older of one, two, and three family dwellings. In addition to these functions, it is also the duty of the Assessor's Office to annually provide for a grievance period where taxpayers can contest the assessment on their properties.
Dear Wawayanda Homeowners:
Are you turning 65 before December 31, 2023? Is your adjusted gross income(Federal Form 1040 line 8) less than $90,550? Is your home in Wawayanda your primary residence?
If you answered yes to those 3 questions, please come in to the Town of Wawayanda Assessor’s Office before March 1, 2023. You may be eligible for The Enhanced Star Tax Exemption.
Please bring in the following:
Proof of age (a driver’s License or Birth Certificate )
Proof of Income (2021 federal tax return)
Application - Form RP-425-E
Supplemental Form - RP-425-IVP
PLEASE BRING DOCUMENTS TO:
80 RIDGEBURY HILL RD
SLATE HILL, NY 10973
APPLICATION AND DOCUMENTATION must be received ON or BEFORE MARCH 1, 2023
New! Property Tax Credit Lookup Tool
Property owners can use the new tool to view and print STAR and property tax relief credit information.
If you are requesting and estimate of taxes for a shed, deck, pool, addition, New Construction Home etc.. Please click on the LINK and fill out the estimate of taxes request form. Please fax the form to 845-355-5752 or drop off at the Assessor's office. Please fill out as much information as possible. Please allow 1-2 weeks for the form to be processed.