The Assessor is responsible for real property assessments in the town.
Town Assessor: Rochelle Harris, IAO
Located at 40 Milford Street #8, Hamilton, NY 13346
Mailing Address: 38 Milford Street, Hamilton, NY 13346
Office Phone (315) 824-3362
FAX (315) 824-0246
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (NEW HOURS AS OF 8/23/2017)
As the Town Assessor sometimes works in the field please call before coming in.
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT ALL EXEMPTION RENEWALS AND ANY NEW EXEMPTION FORMS ARE DUE BY MARCH 1 OF EVERY YEAR
The Assessor’s office continuously updates information on all parcels of real property within the Town of Hamilton, which includes verifying the home and out buildings, the topography of land and use, verifying and reviewing all sales that occur, directly dealing with the State on equalization rates and values.
Another focus of the assessor’s office is the processing of property tax exemptions. Property exemptions are awarded for a variety of reasons. Some of the exemptions available are Senior Citizen, Enhanced Star and Basic Star for School Taxes, Veterans’ Exemption, Agricultural Exemptions, Business Incentive Exemption among many others.
Always call the Assessor’s office first with any questions you may have .
March 1: Taxable Status Date All exemption applications and renewals must be filed by March 1st to effect the following September’s school tax bill and January property tax bill.
May 1: Tentative Assessment Roll Filed Property owners will be notified of any changes to their assessments at this time.
4th or 5th Thursday in May: Grievance Day Please call the office for an exact date after May 1. Property owners may appear or file the form with a written explanation if they feel their assessment is incorrect. Grievance forms will be available in the Assessor’s Office at the end of April. The tentative assessment roll is also available for inspection prior to grievance day. After Grievance Day, (if you attended or sent in a written form) letters outlining the Assessment Board of Review’s decision will be sent to property owners.
July 1: Final Assessment Roll Filed All changes from Grievance Day are entered on the final roll. The following September school tax and January property tax bills are based on the assessment as of July 1.
– How to check Your Assessment and find out more about property taxes: The process of grievance and Small Claims Review, as well as exemption information, are available on this website. Check with the town office for information on grievance day schedules.
Links to forms and information:
Please Visit the State’s website below for up to date exemption applications.
Here is a list of common application numbers for easier searching on the State website:
Agricultural – RP305
Star Exemption – RP 425
Senior Citizen Exemption – RP 467
Veterans – RP 458
**If you are a new homeowner or have never applied for Star on your primary residence, you are eligible to register for the Star Credit program. Please note that this is a new program that is replacing the current Star Exemption, if you are currently enrolled in the Star Exemption this does NOT apply to you. Only new homeowners or those who never applied for the Star exemption or those who did not have it on the 2015 assessment roll. If you are moving from one home to another even within the same Town you will need to register for the Star credit, you will not be eligible to apply for the Star Exemption**
To apply for the Star Credit and for more information please follow this link:
Star Credit Info
– To search for real property information in Madison County