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STAR Property Tax Relief Program

What's new?

There have been some changes in how certain homeowners will apply for STAR, and in how they receive their STAR benefit. The STAR program continues to provide much-needed property tax relief to New York State’s homeowners.

New applicants who qualify for STAR will register with New York State instead of applying with their assessor. You DO NOT need to register for STAR if you are a longtime homeowner with an existing STAR exemption. The Enhanced STAR for homeowners over 65 years of age must still be applied for through your local assessor’s office.

If they qualify, they will receive a STAR credit in the form of a check, rather than receiving a property tax exemption. The dollar value of the credit will be the same as the property tax exemption. For more information on these changes please consult the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance Website: