Real Property Tax Exemptions
All real property within the Town is assessed, but not all of it is taxable. Some properties, such as those owned by religious organizations or governments, are completely exempt from paying property taxes. Others are partially exempt, such as veterans who qualify for an exemption on part of their homes, and homeowners who are eligible for the School Tax Relief (STAR) program.
The Assessor's Office is responsible for the administration and processing of all real property tax exemptions applicable to the Town of Huntington.
To view all of the potential exemptions applicable to residential real property within the Town of Huntington, and for an overview of eligibility requirements for each exemption, click here for a booklet entitled "Residential Property Tax Exemptions in the Town of Huntington".
If a real property owner ceases to qualify for a real estate tax exemption, they must notify the Assessor in writing within 30 days of ineligibility.
If a real property owner believes that his or her property is eligible for a particular exemption, it is important to note that
All Exemption Applications must be filed on or before March 1st.
The Assessor’s Office is responsible for the administration and processing of property tax exemptions allowed under State and local laws, such as:
Use the pull down menu for the Veterans and Home Improvement Exemption
Listing files in 'Exemptions'
ATTENTION SENIOR LOW AND DISABILITY LOW RENEWAL APPLICANTS – GREAT NEWS!
We are pleased to announce that renewal applicants will AUTOMATICALLY renew at same percentage of exemption as last year so NO RENEWAL APPLICATION IS REQUIRED THIS YEAR! (Pursuant to NY State Law and Town Board Resolution)
However, if you believe you deserve an increase in Exemption due to an income change then you may submit your application to the Assessor BY MARCH 1, 2021. Application can be obtained by clicking here or calling our office.
REMINDER-you are still under an obligation to advise the Assessor’s Office if qualifications change due to someone death, ownership change, primary residence change.
Senior Citizen & Low Income
The Town of Huntington and all of its school districts have opted to grant a reduction on the amount of property taxes paid by qualifying senior citizens (Persons turning 65 in the calendar year in which the application is due). This is accomplished by reducing the taxable assessment of the senior's home by as much as 50%. For applications and instructions, click on the link below.
In addition to the application, the Town of Huntington has provided a worksheet for the purpose of verifying the senior’s income. Click here for the first time applicant worksheet and here for the renewal applicant worksheet.
The application for Seniors with Limited Income is mailed out in January. Please call the Assessor's office in the Fall to be placed on a mailing list for this exemption. The phone number is 631-351-3226.
Disability & Low Income
The application for Disability Low Income is mailed out in January. Please call the Assessor's office in the Fall to be placed on a mailing list for this exemption. The phone number is 631-351-3226.
Disability Low Income
In the Town of Huntington, property that (1) is owned by one or more persons with disabilities; by spouses or by siblings, at least one of whom has a disability and whose income is limited by reason of such disability, and (2) is used exclusively for residential purposes is partially exempt from general municipal taxes. For applications and instructions, click on the link below.
In addition to the application, the Town of Huntington has provided a worksheet for the purpose of verifying the applicant’s income. Click here for the first time applicant worksheet and here for the renewal applicant worksheet.
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Religious and Non Profit
First Time Home Buyer Information
First Time Homebuyer Exemption
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