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Town Assessor

HOURS: Monday to Friday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and other hours by appointment by calling, 885-8502 Ext #20

Peter H. Hotaling
(518) 885-8502 EXT #20

Sharlene Gillan
(518) 885-8502 EXT #20


Heather Holt (518) 885-8502 EXT #20

News & Notices

  • 2017 Final Assessment Roll
  • NEW! CHANGES TO THE STAR PROGRAM: All NEW owners who purchased homes after March 2, 2015 must register for the STAR and the Enhanced STAR with the New York State Tax Department to receive the STAR CHECK. USE THIS LINK: https://www.tax.ny.gov/star/
  • NEW! The Town of Ballston 2017 Final Tax Assessment Rolls are now available on the Saratoga County website. Please use this link to access this information: Ballston Tax Assessment Rolls
  • Tax Exemptions & Relief Programs
    Exemption Applications for all exemptions listed below can be found by going to this website: www.tax.ny.gov
    1. Senior Citizen Exemption
      Section 467 of the Real Property Tax Law gives local governments and public school districts the option of granting a reduction in the amount of property taxes paid by qualifying senior citizens. To qualify, seniors generally must be 65 years of age or older and meet certain income limitations and other requirements.

      1. Please check with your local assessor or the clerks of the local governments and school districts involved to determine eligibility.
      2. The application form (RP-467), should be filed with the city, town or village assessor for partial exemption from city, town and village property taxes.
      3. The application generally must be filed in the assessor's office on or before the appropriate taxable status date is March 1st.

      Renewal Application for Enhanced STAR/ Senior Aged will be sent in
      November/ December

  • STAR PROGRAM (School Tax Relief)
    New York State, through the STAR Program, provides an exemption from school taxes for all owner-occupied primary residences.

    The Enhanced Star is for those people 65 years of age or older with an adjusted gross 2016 income of $86,000 or less per year. Proof of age and income is requested. Please note: for property owned by a husband and wife, or by siblings, only one of them has to be at least 65 years old as of December 31, 2017 of the year in which the exemption will begin. 

    The Basic Exemption requires that your home in Ballston be your primary residency and owner occupied. To qualify, the 2016 adjusted gross income cannot exceed $500,000. You do not have to be 65 years of age to qualify for the Basic Star.

    In order to qualify for the 2018 Assessment Roll, you must file an application with this office on or before March 1, 2018.

    Please call this office for additional information.

  • Veterans' Exemption
    The Alternative exemption 458a provides a property tax exemption of 15% of assessed value to veterans who served during wartime and an additional 10% to those who served in a combat zone. The law also provides an additional exemption to disabled veterans. The application form for the alternative exemption is RP-458-a; it must be filed with your local assessor.
  • COLD WAR VET -RP458b
    Section 458-b of the Real Property Tax Law authorizes a limited exemption from real property taxes for real property owned by persons who rendered military service to the United States during the Cold war (defined as September 2, 1945 to December 26, 1991), provided such property meets the requirements set forth in the law.

    • The exemption is only applicable to general municipal taxes, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake and Shenendehowa school taxes and special district levies. The alternative exemption is limited to the primary residence.

Assessment Calendar - Key dates that affect the Assessment Process

March 1st - Exemption filing Deadline
March 1st - Taxable Status Date
May 1st - Tentative Roll Filed
Grievance Day: May, Thursday following the 4th Tuesday, 4:00-8:00 pm
July 1st - Final Roll Filed
July 1st - Valuation Date

Grievance Process

Property owners have the right to a review of their assessment for the current tentative roll completed by the Assessor. Applications must be filed with the Assessor of the Town of Ballston and the Board of Assessment Review. The complaint must be filed on or before the date of the Board of Assessment Review meets to hear complaints. Grievance Booklet