Welcome to the Town of Wawayanda. Our Town is located in Orange County NY, with a population of 7,266 as recorded by the 2010 census. The Town is in the western part of the county, south of Middletown. The Town of Wawayanda was established in 1849 from the Town of Minisink. It had been first settled after the American Revolution. Wawayanda consists of approximately 35.33 square miles (22,610 Acres).
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We hope you find our site helpful. It is our goal to provide timely and useful information to you as well as another medium for you to communicate with your local government. Feel free to browse our site. Thank you and WELCOME!!
Dear Wawayanda Homeowners:
Are you turning 65 before December 31, 2019? Is your annual income less than $86,000? 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, 2019. 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 (2017 federal tax return)
PLEASE BRING DOCUMENTS TO:
80 RIDGEBURY HILL RD
SLATE HILL, NY 10973
APPLICATION AND DOCUMENTATION must be received ON or BEFORE MARCH 1, 2019
The Assessors Office is in the process of updating our records to ensure current inventory of all properties. The Assessor and Data Collector will be taking exterior photos for the next several months. If anyone has any concerns please contact the Assessor's Office at 845-355-5700, Option 9
AARP Foundation offers free, individualized tax preparation for low-to moderate-income taxpayers - especially those 50 and older.
Effective on October 14, 2009, all open burning is prohibited in New York with several exceptions including the following:
In towns with a total population less than 20,000, you may burn tree limbs with attached leaves. The limbs must be less than 6 inches in diameter and 8 feet in length (also referred to as brush). However, this is not allowed from March 16 through May 14 due to the increased risk of wildfires.
Orange County has adopted a new service in which residents and businesses can ask the county to notify them by phone, email,or text message about an impending storm or other emergency. County Officials announced on Thursday 1/7/2016 that they had contracted with Florida-based Emergency Communications Network for its CodeRED services.
To participate in this program, register online here.