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STAR (School Tax Relief)

School Tax Relief Program to Help Homeowners

Q. What is STAR?
A. STAR is New York State's School Tax Relief Program that includes a school property tax rebate program and a partial property tax exemption from school taxes. All New Yorkers who own and live in their home - whether it's a condominium, cooperative apartment, manufactured home, farm dwelling, apartment building or mixed-use property - are eligible for the STAR exemption on their primary residence.

Q. How do I get my STAR exemption?
A. You must file a STAR application form with your local assessor. Further information can be found on the website of the
New York State Office of Real Property Services (ORPS)  or by calling toll-free (1-888-697-8275). For more information or to file a form, contact your town assessor's office listed below:

Town of Manlius
301 Brooklea Dr.
Fayetteville, NY
Town of Cicero
8236 South Main St.
Cicero, NY 
Town of Sullivan
7507 Lakeport Rd.
Chittenango, NY
Town of Dewitt
5400 Butternut Dr.
East Syracuse, NY


Q. Is there a deadline by which I must file the application form?
A. Yes. In the four towns listed above, the deadline is typically March 1 of each year.

Q: What is the Property Tax Freeze Credit?
A: See PDF below or click here.

Related Files
    pdf Property Tax Freeze Credit (PDF - 21 KB)
    The 2014-15 enacted budget establishes a property tax freeze credit for NYS homeowners for 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years.

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