Real Property Tax Service

Mission StatementReal Property Tax Office Staff
The Real Property Tax Service oversees the equitable administration of the real property tax.

STAR Property Tax Relief - What's New

There have been some changes in how certain homeowners will apply for STAR, and in how they receive their STAR benefit. The STAR program continues to provide much-needed property tax relief to New York State’s homeowners.  Follow this link to learn about changes to the program:  

 Schuyler County History

Schuyler County was established in 1854, and is named after the Revolutionary War General Philip Schuyler. At 342 square miles, the county consists of eight towns and four villages, and also includes segments of 10 different school districts. The 2010 census revealed the county’s population to be 18,343.

The county seat is located in the Village of Watkins Glen and is situated at the southern tip of Seneca Lake in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. The Schuyler County economy is driven by agriculture and tourism, with major draws being the Watkins Glen State Park, the Finger Lakes wine trails, and the racetrack at Watkins Glen International.

Schuyler County Assessing Overview

As in most counties in New York State, the assessing function is a municipal responsibility controlled by the towns. However, Schuyler County has been a leader in developing shared service relationships among the various towns, villages, and school districts, and all eight towns contract with the county for assessment services. The product of this municipal cooperation has resulted in a substantial cost savings along with more equitable assessment rolls. All of the county’s towns have committed to updating assessments annually to ensure fairness. 

Sample Assessment Disclosure Letter