Assessor's Office Contact Info

Heather Shields
Assessor

Kamarhia Hardy
Assessor Clerk / Data Collector

phone retro 16 (845) 355-5700 Ext. 9
fax 16 (845) 355-5752
email 16 Email 

house yellow 16 80 Ridgebury Hill Road
     Slate Hill, NY 10973  

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
9 AM - 4 PM

 

Recent Documents



 

 

Equalization Rate: 51.00

A MESSAGE FROM THE ASSESSOR’S OFFICE:

Please beware of Property Tax Appeal Companies that are mass mailings Wawayanda Homeowners. The Tax appeal companies are  trying to have homeowners sign up to review the property assessment.  The companies will charge a large fee if you receive any reduction. In the fine print, there is also a $75 fee for an appraisal and a $30 court filing fee. Sometimes a penalty fee is also added if you decide to withdraw your case.

Please contact the Assessor’s Office before you sign anything. We have an open door policy. 
845-355-5700 ext. 9.  We will gladly review your assessment and property records with you and make any necessary adjustments.  It’s our job, and WE WON'T CHARGE YOU!

Another unnecessary expense is companies offering to obtain a copy of your deed for a  fee of $107.
Again, contact the Assessor’s office. A copy of your deed is on file in our office. We can make a copy for you.

845-355-5700 ext. 9        
Monday through Friday        
9 am to 4 pm

The homeowner tax rebate credit is a one-year program providing direct property tax relief to nearly three million eligible homeowners in 2022. 

If you qualify, you don't need to do anything; New York State will automatically send you a check for the amount of your credit. Click Here to review check amounts in the Town of Wawayanda. 

NYS has already started mailing checks and expect to mail most in June. If you don’t receive your check by early July, you can expect to receive it before your school tax bill is due. The NYS contact center cannot provide you with a specific timeframe. PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE ASSESSOR'S OFFICE ASKING IF YOUR CHECK WAS MAILED. The Assessor's office has no way to verify who will receive a check. Call the New York State Hotline with any questions, phone 518-453-8146 weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m

Click Here for More Information

If you are the primary park contact for one or more manufactured home parks, you are required to register your park with NYS Tax and Finance twice each year, during June and during December. 

You can also watch a short youtube video - How to Register your mobile home park.

https://youtu.be/zw3TnE02cbU

 
The Orange County Clerk’s Office is providing a free new tool to help property owners protect one of their most valuable assets.  
With Fraud Alert, residents can sign up to receive alerts whenever a document, such as a deed or a mortgage, is recorded under your name. Documents can then be viewed online or at the Clerk’s Office.
“This is an easy way for homeowners to have peace of mind at no cost to them,” said Deputy County Clerk Kelly Eskew.
You can sign up for free at https://searchiqs.com/fraudalert/?CC=NYORA. Please note there may be other property owners in the County that share the same name.

Please notify the Assessor's office of any mailing address changes.  All mailing addresses for property owners are maintained in the assessor's office. This database is used to mail your school and property tax bills, as well as any correspondence from the Town of Wawayanda,  Orange County, and the  State of New York regarding your property.  Please fill out the change of address form.  You can drop it off at the Town Hall, mail the form, or fax it. 
Address Change Form

Town of Wawayanda Assessor's Office
80 Ridgebury Hill Road
Slate Hill, NY  10973

Fax:  845-355-5752


 

The Assessor's Office is responsible for the placement of fair and equitable assessments upon each and every property within the Town of Wawayanda. Every property within the town is periodically inspected. The data regarding the physical characteristics is gathered and maintained in our database. Items such as style, year built, size, age and condition are maintained. This information is updated any time there is a physical change in the property. In addition, it is the responsibility of this office to maintain and update all ownership information regarding each parcel. This office is also responsible for administering exemptions for wholly exempt purposes, veterans exemptions, agricultural exemptions, business improvement exemptions, aged exemptions, disability exemptions and the Enhanced Star Exemption for resident homeowners age 65 or older of one, two, and three family dwellings. In addition to these functions, it is also the duty of the Assessor's Office to annually provide for a grievance period where taxpayers can contest the assessment on their properties.

Dear Wawayanda Homeowners:

Are you turning 65 before December 31, 2023? Is your adjusted gross income(Federal Form 1040 line 8) less than $90,550? Is your home in Wawayanda your primary residence?
If you answered yes to those 3 questions, please come in to the Town of Wawayanda Assessor’s Office before March 1, 2023. You may be eligible for The Enhanced Star Tax Exemption.
Please bring in the following:

Proof of age (a driver’s License or Birth Certificate )
Proof of Income (2021 federal tax return)
Application - Form RP-425-E
Supplemental Form - RP-425-IVP

PLEASE BRING DOCUMENTS TO:

ASSESSOR’S OFFICE
80 RIDGEBURY HILL RD
SLATE HILL, NY 10973

APPLICATION AND DOCUMENTATION must be received ON or BEFORE MARCH 1, 2023

Property taxes must be paid in full on all parcels.

Request to Merge parcels:
The current ownership of all parcels intended to be combined must be absolutely identical, and all parcels must be physically contiguous or across a public or private road or right of way. Parcels must be in the same school district, town, or village or not split by another parcel. Click here for the fillable form

 

New! Property Tax Credit Lookup Tool
Property owners can use the new tool to view and print STAR and property tax relief credit information.

 If you are requesting and estimate of taxes for a shed, deck, pool, addition, New Construction Home etc.. Please click on the LINK and fill out the estimate of taxes request form. Please fax the form to 845-355-5752 or drop off at the Assessor's office.  Please fill out as much information as possible. Please allow 1-2 weeks for the form to be processed.

***Property Lookup - County Link for Imagemate - All property records for Orange County***

The information provided is intended to assist you, but it is not meant to replace the personal service we pride ourselves on providing.

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80 Ridgebury Hill Road
Slate Hill, NY 10973
phone retro 16 845-355-5700

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