The Assessor's Office administers all aspects of real property assessment in the Town of Milton. The Assessor identifies all property in the Town and estimates the value of each parcel. The town, county, and school budgets determine the amount of tax to be raised. The Assessment determines the share each property owner will pay toward the total tax levy.
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- March 1st - Deadline for exemptions.
Taxable Status Date (Property inventory as of this date.)
- May 1st - Tentative Assessment Roll filed
- 4th Tuesday in May - Grievance Day (4pm - 8pm)
- July 1st - Final Assessment Roll filed.
Valuation Dates (Sales used through prior July 1st)
Services available at the Assessor's office
- Assessment rolls with cross reference by location and owners names.
- Tax Maps (Boundary lines of parcels and surrounding parcels)
- Property Record Cards - Current owners with mailing address, picture, sketch and inventory of every parcel
- Exemption Forms and assistance in filing
- Comparable assessments and comparable sales analysis
- Wetlands as designated by DEC
County Level Services
All deeds, surveys and property transfers are recorded at the County Clerk's Office, 40 McMaster St., Ballston Spa.
New York State Assessment Community Taxpayer Education VideoThe two videos below are intended to assist taxpayers and others in better understanding the assessment and property tax systems in use by New York State's local governments.
Assessments and Real Property Taxes: An Overview
Please Note: The above videos are in Windows Media format (.wmv).
The Windows Media Player is available for free at the MS download center.
Exemptions Available (DEADLINE MARCH 1st)
Exemption Info and Forms:Please click links below to access forms
New York State, through the STAR program, provides an exemption from school taxes for all owner-occupied primary residence (including mobile homes in parks).
Basic STAR - is for all owner-occupied residences with annual income under $500,000 (new legislation for 2011) and no age requirement.
Enhanced (or Senior) STAR - is for owners 65 years of age or over (by 12/31 of the year you are applying for) with a 2009 income under $79,050 for the 2011 tax year (the maximum income allowed changes every year).
Driver's Licences are required for all STAR exemptions; Bills of Sale are also required for Mobile Homes.
(For those with a lower income) RP467 & RP467-INS. Reduction in school and town and county taxes for qualified incomes. 65 years of age and income under $32,400 for Ballston and Galway Schools; income under $37,400 for Saratoga Springs school and income under $24,000 for Town Taxes. For this exemption income equals your total income for the prior year minus out of pocket medical expenses.
RP459-c & RP459 INS. For owners under 65 years of age that quality for Social Security Disability and have a limited income. Saratoga Springs School allows a total income of $32, 400 and Ballston School allows a total income of $26,900 for the prior year.
RP458A or RP458B. Prior active duty with a DD214 discharge paper for militay service is required. All dates of service qualify. Alternative vets are service during a foreign war period. Cold War Vets are service during peacetime.
Must meet an income and acreage requirement or lease land to a farmer who does qualify.
Senior (Enhanced) STAR - mailed to homeowners in October
Senior exemptions for lower income - mailed to homeowners in January
Disability exemption - mailed to homeowners in January
Agricultural exemption - mailed in January
No renewals are required for Basic STAR or Veterans Exemptions
March 1st of each year is the last day for filing information or exemptions for rolls and bills published during the next 12 months.