If you ever have a question about the assessed value of your home, our door is always open. We want all
homeowners to understand how The New York State Real Property Tax works, and the rules we, as Assessors,
have to follow. Don’t hesitate to call or stop in if you have questions.
You may find helpful information reqarding Assessed Valuations and Exemptions at the Office of Real Property website.
Fulton County also has a website regarding local Assessments at www.fultoncountyny.gov.
Assessment Board of Review
The Board of Review consists of 5 members, who reside in the City of Gloversville. The Board of Assessment Review’s sole purpose is to guarantee taxpayer’s rights by hearing real property assessment complaints (Grievances) and arriving at fair and impartial determinations regarding those complaints. The Board members are appointed by the Mayor for 5 year terms.
The Assessment Board of Review hears complaints on Grievance Day, which is normally the fourth Tuesday in May each year. The hours are generally 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM. These hours may be extended depending on the number of complaints that need to be heard.
Newly appointed and re-appointed Board Members are required to take a 3 hour instruction course, which is usually given in early May.
The Board may be called upon to meet again if any changes need to be made to the Tentative or Final Roll after Grievance Day. There is also a “Fall Board of Review” set up if any business needs to be conducted to correct the roll at that time. Please note that no new applications may be accepted by the public at these adjourned hearings.
Most everyone is entitled to the Basic STAR Exemption or credit on their primary residence. For the exemption, the homeowners adjusted gross income must be $250,000 or below for the income year that is needed to apply for that year. If the adjusted gross income is between $250,001 and $500,000 the homeowner can apply for the STAR credit.
The Star Program has changed, to lean more click on the link below:
Enhanced STAR Exemption
The Enhanced STAR (Senior) Exemption is available to all homeowners who will reach the age of 65 that year. You need to file for the Enhanced Exemption via form RP-425-E and form RP-425-IVP by March 1, even if your 65th birthday is later in that calendar year.
Because this exemption is a larger exemption than the Basic STAR, it is income based. In 2022, the income level is $98,700 (this your adjusted gross income less any IRA draws).
Please check with our office if you have any questions about this income level because it is generally increased every year.
New York State has changed the verification process for the Enhanced STAR Exemption. Previously, you brought your income information and a renewal application form to the Assessor every year for the Enhanced STAR.
New York State is now requiring all people that qualify for the Enhanced STAR to complete an RP-425-IVP form and return it to the Assessor’s Office. The Assessor will then enter the form information in the State’s website. New York State Taxation and Finance will verify your qualifications for Enhanced STAR and send the Assessor a report of qualifying homeowners. The Assessor will then enter the Exemption for the homeowner. Once the Income Verification Form has been filed with the Assessor initially, there will be no need to re-apply for the Enhanced STAR Exemption via the renewal application form with the Assessor in the years to come.
If you have any questions about this program, please stop in or call the office.
Senior exemptions on School, County, and City bills are figured on an income bases. If your total income is under $30,000, you need to stop in to the Assessor’s Office to see if you qualify for an income based exemption on your primary residence. To know if you are registered under the New York State STAR Credit Program, you will receive a check from New York State to help pay your school taxes, rather than receive an exemption on your school tax bill.
Starting with the Tax Roll Year of 2007, the Veterans Exemption has been altered to allow a larger maximum exemption.
The Wartime Veterans Exemption now has been increased not to exceed $21,000, with an additional $14,000 for a Combat Veteran, and an additional $70,000 for a Disabled Veteran. (These exemptions were increased from War Vet $15,000/Combat Vet $10,000 and Disabled Vet $50,000.)
New York State now allows a “Cold War Veterans Exemption”. This exemption covers the period of 9/2/1945-12/26/1991. Previously, there were periods in this time frame that did not allow a veteran to have an exemption, because those times were not considered a “time of war”. This new exemption covers these periods that were not covered before. If you were a veteran during this time period, and have previously been denied an exemption, please check with our office or The Fulton County Veterans Dept. to see if you qualify for this new exemption.
This service period is now covered under the Cold War Veterans exemption, which allows an exemption not to exceed $12,000, with an additional $40,000 maximum exemption for a disabled Vet. All Veterans exemptions in Gloversville apply to the County and City taxes only, not the School tax.
The Assessor’s Office hours are:
Mon-Fri, 8:00 am -4:00 pm
Phone (518) 773-4550
Ryan Feane, Assessor
Exemption Filing Deadline
Tentative Assessment Roll
Fourth Tuesday in May
Final Assessment Roll
School Tax Billing
County Tax Billing
City Tax Billing