Town of Scott Assessor
1st and 3rd Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Duties of the Assessor
The assessor is the official who estimates the value of real property within the Town’s boundaries. This value is converted into an assessment, one component in the computation of real property tax bills.
The assessor maintains the assessment roll – the document that contains every property’s assessment. To do this, the physical description, or inventory, and value estimate of every parcel of real estate in the municipality is kept up-to-date. The property inventory is available for inspection before the filing of the tentative assessment roll.
The assessment roll shows assessments and appropriate exemptions. Every year the roll, with preliminary, or tentative, assessments, is made available for public inspection. After the Board of Assessment Review (BAR) has acted on assessment complaints and ordered any changes, the tentative roll is made final.
Those who file for exemption renewals must also submit a 2010 state or federal tax return with an income not to exceed $79,050.
The renewal forms for “Senior” Star Exemption will be mailed out at the end of the year. To file that, you’ll need a 2011 state or federal tax return or acceptable documentation of all income if you don’t need to file a tax return. (There’s more information farther down this page.)
The renewals for “Agriculture” Exemption will be mailed out at the end of the year.
The renewals for “Disability” Exemption will be mailed out at the end of the year.
The NYS Office of Real Property Services has changed its web site address to http://www.tax.ny.gov.