Assessor's Office Contact Info

 
Assessor

phone retro 16 (845) 355-5700 Ext. 9
fax 16 (845) 355-5752
email 16 Email 

house yellow 16 80 Ridgebury Hill Road
     Slate Hill, NY 10973  

Heather Shields
Assistant Assessor

John Austin                            
Data Collector

 


Office Hours
Monday - Friday: 9am - 4:00pm

The office will be doing field work on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between the hours of 10am - 2pm
 

 

Dear Wawayanda Homeowners:

Are you turning 65 before December 31, 2021? Is your gross annual income less than $88,000? 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, 2021. 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 (2019 federal tax return)

PLEASE BRING DOCUMENTS TO:

ASSESSOR’S OFFICE
80 RIDGEBURY HILL RD
SLATE HILL, NY 10973

APPLICATION AND DOCUMENTATION must be received ON or BEFORE MARCH 1, 2021

A MESSAGE FROM THE ASSESSOR’S OFFICE:

Please be Aware 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 large fee.
Again, contact the Assessor’s office. 99% of the time 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

Requirements:
- All property taxes must be paid in full.
- Tax receipts showing proof of payment may be requested.
- Parcels must have the same deeded owners of record.
- Parcels must be in the same school district.
- Parcels must be adjacent and/or not split by another parcel.
- Parcels must be in the same municipality. 
Click here for the fillable form

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.

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.

***Property Lookup - County Link for Imagemate - All property records for Orange County***

The information provided is intended to assist you, but it is not meant to replace the personal service we pride ourselves on providing.

Wawayanda Tax Bill - To access your tax bill, log into http://egov.basgov.com/Wawayanda/, access the tax bill by entering owner name, section, block, lot #, tax bill number or property address.

Minisink School Tax Bill - To access your School tax bill, log into http://egov.basgov.com/MinisinkValleyCSD/,  access the tax bill by entering owner name, section, block, lot #, tax bill number or property address.

Goshen School Tax Bill - To access your School tax bill, http://egov.basgov.com/goshencentralschool/,  access the tax bill by entering owner name, section, block, lot #, tax bill number or property address.

Middletown School Tax Bill - To access your School tax bill, http://egov.basgov.com/middletowncityschool/,  access the tax bill by entering owner name, section, block, lot #, tax bill number or property address.

New york State has changed the laws for Star. If you purchased your home after March 2, 2015 you are not eligible for the STAR school property tax exemption, however you may register with New York State for the Personal Income Tax Credit/Check program.  Please click here to Register.  If you have any questions ABOUT YOUR STAR CHECK please call 518-457-2036.  

 

If property owners have any questions about the
Property Tax Freeze Credit, please call New York State ORPTS at: (518) 453-8146

Please click here for more information.

The Assessors Office is in the process of updating our records to ensure current inventory of all properties. The Assessor and Data Collector will be taking exterior photos for the next several months. If anyone has any concerns please contact the Assessor's Office at 845-355-5700, Option 9

The Town's Equilization rate for 2020 is 61.50%
The Town's Residential Assessment Ratio  (RAR) for 2020 is 61.50%
Prior Year's Residential Assessment Ratio's for Wawayanda

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80 Ridgebury Hill Road
Slate Hill, NY 10973
phone retro 16 845-355-5700

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