Niagara County, NY
For Exemption Applications Please Look Under Documents
The Town of Royalton currently participates in the following exemption programs
Basic Star has moved to a State Program 518-457-2036
Enhanced Star To qualify must own and reside as permanent address, be 65 years or older, income driven of less than $86,000
Low income over 65To qualify must own and reside as permanent address, be 65 years or older, total income of household sliding scale
Veterans Must show DD214, selected years of service for qualifications
Agricultural Farmers must earn $10,000 over a two year continuous cycle, proof required
Exemptions for Senior Citizens (over 65) and the Enhanced STAR must be renewed each year because they are approved based on income. For those who file NYS income tax, and have filed an income verification form at the Assessor's office, your income is verified each year through the NYS Dept. of Taxation & Finance and no annual application is necessary for the Enhanced STAR exemption. Once you have been granted an exemption, renewal applications are mailed each year for the Enhanced STAR, Senior Citizen, Agricultural Land, Disability, and Non-Profit exemptions. Veteran's exemptions are granted based on ownership and period of service rendered. Once granted, they generally remain until ownership changes. ALL EXEMPTION APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY MARCH 1 OF EACH YEAR. Although the responsibility of filing for the exemption is upon the property owner, we will make every effort to assist the owners.
The Town of Royalton has completed the first part of the Revaluation Project for 2014. Second Phase will be started 2016-2017 for the 2017 Roll Year. The Assessor will be traveling the Town for valuation purposes and taking new pictures. Please be kind and courteous
DID YOU KNOW: that the local Assessor is an invaluable information resource for E911, the census bureau, law enforcement, planning and zoning boards, historical societies and rapidly changing technology issues? Tax departments rely on the Assessors to correct errors in tax bills and direct bills to the appropriate owners. Planning, Zoning and Building Codes appreciate our knowledge of the municipality when dealing with master planning, development and construction issues.
Property tax rates are based primarily on school district and municipal boundaries. Check the Property Details page of a property for school district information and then choose the appropriate combination from the Municipalities pull down menu to calculate an estimate of the total property taxes for the property, exclusive of exemptions. Note that in some cases, there may be special district taxes in addition to the categories listed here.
Please Keep in mind when using the Tax Caculator that the Garbage pickup and Water district charges are not included. Call the office for those rates