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Tel: 914-763-3034
Fax: 914-763-3637

 

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Assessor

Location:
Cross River Shopping Center
@ Orchard Square
Suite L (Lower Level)
20 North Salem Road
Cross River, NY 10518

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 725
Cross River, NY 10518

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

 

Phone: 914-763-3034 
Fax: 914-763-3637
Email:
assessor@lewisborogov.com

Lise Robertson, Assessor

2013 Tentative Assessment Roll

Tax Parcel Viewer


Copies of Homeowners' Deed

Lewisboro residents have recently been receiving official looking letters in the mail, offering to obtain copies of property deeds and other documents for fees of about $60.00. Assessor Lise Robertson cautions residents to be wary of the offer. Copies of property deeds may be obtained From the Assessor's Office for 25 cents per page and documents like mortgages may be procured from Westchester County for a similarly low fee.


Regarding Assessment:

Taxable status date: June 1st

All exemptions, including Veterans and Senior Citizens are completed on or before June 1st.
Call to question if you qualify.

Taxes are based on the prior year's assessment roll. 


Property Tax Exemptions Available to Town of Lewisboro Residents

Here are links and instructions to the most common Exemption Forms on the Office of Real Property (ORPS) website:

http://www.tax.ny.gov/forms/orpts_cur_forms.htm

APPLICATION FOR SCHOOL TAX RELIEF (STAR) EXEMPTION –FORM RP 425 http://www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/current_forms/orpts/rp425_fill_in.pdf

RENEWAL APPLICATION FOR ENHANCED SCHOOL TAX RELIEF (STAR) EXEMPTION - FORM RP-425-RNW
http://www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/current_forms/orpts/rp425rnw_fill_in.pdf

APPLICATION FOR PARTIAL TAX EXEMPTION FOR REAL PROPERTY OF
SENIOR CITIZENS (AND FOR ENHANCED SCHOOL TAX RELIEF (STAR) EXEMPTION)
http://www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/current_forms/orpts/rp467_fill_in.pdf

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE APPLICATION FOR THE PARTIAL REAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR SENIOR CITIZENS EXEMPTION (AND FOR ENHANCED SCHOOL TAX RELIEF [STAR] EXEMPTION)
http://www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/current_forms/orpts/rp467ins.pdf

APPLICATION FOR PARTIAL TAX EXEMPTION FOR REAL PROPERTY OF
PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AND LIMITED INCOMES
http://www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/current_forms/orpts/rp459c_fill_in.pdf

GENERAL INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS ABOUT THE PARTIAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AND LIMITED INCOMES
http://www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/current_forms/orpts/rp459cins.pdf

RENEWAL APPLICATION FOR PARTIAL TAX EXEMPTION FOR REAL PROPERTY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AND LIMITED INCOMES
http://www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/current_forms/orpts/rp459crnw_fill_in.pdf

APPLICATION FOR ALTERNATIVE VETERANS EXEMPTION FROM REAL PROPERTY TAXATION
http://www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/current_forms/orpts/rp458a_fill_in.pdf

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLICATION FOR ALTERNATIVE VETERANS EXEMPTION FROM REAL PROPERTY TAXATION
http://www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/current_forms/orpts/rp458ains.pdf

APPLICATION FOR VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS/AMBULANCE WORKERS EXEMPTION
(For Use in Westchester County Only)
http://www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/current_forms/orpts/rp466d_westchester_fill_in.pdf


SCHOOL TAX RELIEF/STAR PROGRAM

Residents of the Town of Lewisboro may be eligible for a partial exemption from school property taxes on owner occupied primary residences (one, two, three family homes, condominiums, and co-op units), under the School Tax Relief (STAR) Program. The STAR Exemption, authorized by Section 425 of the Real Property Tax Law, offers two types of exemptions:

  1. Enhanced STAR Exemption is for eligible senior citizens (age 65 or over) whose combined adjusted gross income is less than $81,900 per year. If your property will already be receiving the Senior Citizen Exemption authorized by Section 467 of the Real Property Tax Law, you do not need to apply for the STAR Exemption. Your property will automatically qualify and receive the exemption. Other seniors must apply for it and reapply each year, in order to keep the enhanced exemption in effect.
  2. If the basic exemption is granted, you usually do not need to reapply in subsequent years. However, you must notify the Assessor if your primary residence changes.

How does one get the STAR Exemption?

You need to obtain and fill out a STAR application and file it with the Town Assessor by June 1st. The Town of Lewisboro's Assessor's Office is located at the Cross River Shopping Plaza at Orchard Square, 20 North Salem Road (Route 121), Cross River, NY. The Telephone number is (914) 763-3034.

The application can also be down-loaded from the Internet at: http://www.orps.state.ny.us/star/star_forms.cfm

What do you need to support the STAR Exemption application?

You need to provide the section, block and lot number of your property. If you are applying for the enhanced exemption you need proof of your date of birth: a copy of birth or baptismal certificate or a copy of your passport and a copy of your Federal Income Tax Return.

For any further questions, please call the Assessor's Office at 763-3034.


SENIOR CITIZENS' EXEMPTION:
 

Persons over sixty-five years of age (either spouse) where their primary residence is in the Town of Lewisboro and have a combined gross income (including Social Security) of an amount less than that indicated in the following schedule may be eligible for this exemption.

Applications and income documentation must be filed with the Assessor's office no later than June 1st of each year.

The Town of Lewisboro, County of Westchester and Katonah/Lewisboro School District have adopted the following income scale for calculation of Senior Citizen exemption provided for in Section 467 of the Real Property Town Law:

Inquiries regarding exemptions, assessments or related real property topics may be directed to the Assessor's Office at 763-3034.

Town of Lewisboro Senior Citizen and Disability Exemption
New Income Limits starting July 1, 2013 thru June 30, 2014

Annual PERCENTAGE OF ASSESSED VALUE EXEMPTION FROM TAXATION
Less than $29,000.00 50%
29,000.01 - 29,999.99 45%
30,000.00 - 30,999.99 40%
31,000.00- 31,999.99 35%
32,000.00 - 32,899.99 30%
32,900.00 - 33,799.99 25%
33,800.00 - 34,699.99 20%
34,700.00- 35,599.99 15%
35,600.00 - 36,499.99 10%
36,500.00 - 37,399.99 5%

Board of Assessment Review

Consists of 3 members who meet on the third Tuesday in June to hear property owner's complaints about their assessment.

Grievance Day this year is Tuesday, June 17, 2014. Here is the link to the RP-524 form & related information you will need if you intend to challenge your assessment with the Board of Assessment Review.

What to do if you disagree with your assessment: Information and Form RP-524.
The property owner will need to complete the application and attach all supporting documentation. The Assessor's office will need the original plus two copies by June 17, earlier if possible.
Please call the Assessor's office at 763-3034 to schedule an appointment. There are afternoon and evening appointments available.

Members:
Lawrence A. Mandelker, Chairman
Argie P. Kazazis
Richard D. Ferrarone

Term: five (5) years

Meetings: Once Yearly 
Contact: Assessor Lise Robertson, Cross River Shopping Plaza @ Orchard Square, 763-3034