Office of the Assessor
Town of New Baltimore
Gordon W. Bennett, Sole Assessor

Homeowners Fact Sheet
Important information about assessments for new and current homeowners!  Assessment policies and procedures governed by the New York State Real Property Tax Law.

Exemptions
The deadline for filing exemption forms is March 1st.  Any primary resident of New Baltimore is entitled to a STAR exemption that is applied to school taxes.  Other exemptions may be applied to County and/or Town taxes as well.  More information regarding exemptions and specific applications of the same can be obtained at our office or any assessor’s office in NYS, the Greene County Real Property Tax Service Office in Catskill or can be downloaded from the internet from our town website at www.townofnewbaltimore.org.  Kindly click on the assessor link at the bottom of the homepage.

Taxable Status Date
March 1st is known as Taxable Status Day.  This is the date real property is assessed for the year ahead.*  Any changes to the property after March 1st will be captured in the assessment for the following year.  New construction assessments are placed on the assessment roll based on the market value of the home as of March 1st and this assessment is used to compute the school tax bill issued in September and the county, town, and special district tax bill issued the following January. The market value of the home is determined by using the completion percentage of the construction as of March 1st. If your home is partially complete as of March 1st, the assessment will represent only part of the total assessment when the house is completed.  A partial assessment will be on the roll and increased each year until the home is 100% complete. If your home was assessed as partially complete the percentage of completion should be listed on the Change of Assessment Notice you will receive in early May.  The Assessor can answer questions about the calculation of the percentage of completion. 

Assessment Challenges or Residential Reviews
Any questions you may encounter regarding your assessment can be discussed with the Assessor throughout the month of May by calling or by visiting the office.  Kindly call 518.756.7888 for an appointment.  If after this informal meeting an agreement cannot be reached regarding the assessed value of your property, you have the opportunity to file for Residential Review with the Town’s Board of Assessment Review.  The Town of New Baltimore’s Board of Assessment Review convenes on the 4th Tuesday in May each year known as “Grievance Day”. Residential review application information and forms can be obtained at any Assessor’s office, the Greene County Real Property Tax Service Offices in Catskill or online at www.orps.state.ny.us.  A worksheet has been posted on the Town website for your convenience to help you with your application and assist you in completing and compiling your challenge.  Once “Grievance Day” has passed for a particular year, there are no other legal opportunities for changing an assessment and this assessment becomes final for that year.

Tax Bills
Taxes are based upon the information that is published on the Final Roll on July 1st of each year.  Tax bills are issued by your school district on or about September 1st and by the town, *  county, and special districts, on or about every January 1st.  The Assessment Roll is compiled and published again in the same cycle for the next year.

Equalization Rate
Assessments are based on current market value as of the last town-wide revaluation. New Baltimore’s latest revaluation was in 2005 and the assessments was calculated at 87% * of 2005 market values for our assessments.* The state determined level we assess property at is called the equalization rate.

Change of Address
Any time your billing address changes you should notify the Assessor’s Office in writing.  The billing or mailing address on file is the address where school and property tax bills are mailed.  If your address changes and we are not notified, your receipt of these tax bills may be delayed. If you have any questions regarding the above information, please do not hesitate to contact the Assessor’s Office at 756.7888.  Office hours are 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Office of the Assessor
PH 518-756-7888                
FX 518-756-8880
Office Hours:  M-F 9:00am -1:00pm
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Town of New Baltimore
County of Greene
3809 County Route 51
Hannacroix, NY 12087