SENIOR CITIZEN TAX EXEMPTION
PROPERTY OWNERS 65 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR A SENIOR CITIZEN TAX EXEMPTION ON THEIR PRIMARY RESIDENCE. SENIOR CITIZENS HAVE UNTIL MARCH 1ST TO APPLY FOR SUCH EXEMPTION WITH THE SUBMISSION OF RENEWAL APPLICATIONS BEING REQUIRED ANNUALLY.
FOR INFORMATION, CALL OR WRITE THE ROXBURY ASSESSOR’S OFFICE 607.326.4362 OR TOWNASSESSOR@ROXBURYNY.COM
To read more about the exemption, visit
53690 State Highway 30
PO Box 189
Roxbury, NY 12474
Assessor: Bob Breglio (Sole Assessor)
Phone: (607) 326-4362
Monday – Friday, 8am–4pm
The assessor is responsible for assessing the value of real property and maintaining property records, assessments, tax billing addresses, real property tax exemptions and tax maps for the Town of Roxbury.
The assessor’s office does not collect taxes or have records relating to tax bills.
For information about your tax bills contact the appropriate collector:
School Tax Collector: Roxbury Central School 607.326.4151 x13
Besides calling the School Tax Collector, you can get information about your bill online by going to infotaxonline.com, where each of the four school districts in the Town of Roxbury are posted: Roxbury, Margaretville, Stamford, Gilboa/Conesville.
Click on your school district; from there search by owner name, property physical address, tax map number (parcel ID) or tax bill number. It’s a great tool and can likely address many questions.
Town Tax Collector: Bonnie Walker 607.326.4769 (home)
To view and print your town tax bill, go to egov.basgov.com/TownofRoxbury/
Search by bill, tax map number, property physical address or owner name (last name, first name).
To view your property or any other property anywhere in Delaware County, use the COMIT Map Tool
Use the search bar to enter owner name, physical address or parcel ID. (Searching by physical address or tax map is more reliable than an owner name search, as the database may not reflect recent changes in ownership.)Use the DEC Environmental Resource Mapper to view any property in New York, with the ability to see nearby natural resources
What to Do When You Disagree with Your Assessment
When a property owner disagrees with their assessment, remedies are available, starting with an informal meeting with the assessor (no appointment is necessary). For those who cannot attend in person, an informal meeting may be held by phone.
At an informal meeting, the assessor explains the basis upon which the assessment is made. The owner may submit evidence of valuation of their property at this meeting, but it’s not required. An owner may simply attend, review the information provided by the assessor and leave to decide if further assessment review is warranted on their part.
When a complainant presents testimony and proof to support a complaint, the assessor is called upon to present his side and to explain the assessment of the property in question or recommend a change in the assessment if it is felt that a change is warranted.
A grievance with respect to an assessment may be filed with the assessor at any time prior to the hearing of the Board of Assessment Review (BAR) or with the BAR on grievance day, but may not be filed with the BAR at any adjourned hearing it may conduct.
If all grievances cannot be heard on grievance day an adjourned hearing will be scheduled.
- When a grievance is filed within three business days preceding grievance day the BAR must grant an assessor’s request for an adjournment to permit the assessor adequate time to prepare a response to a complaint (RPTL 524).
Therefore, any grievance received less than three business days prior to grievance day may be automatically scheduled for an adjourned hearing.
- Any evidence or proof in support of a complaint not submitted with the grievance application may not be later filed with the BAR at an adjourned hearing.
- New grievance applications will not be accepted at an adjourned hearing.
Publications Relating to Assessment and the Property Tax Cycle
You may use the links below to access The NY State Dept. of Taxation and Finance publications on matters relating to assessment and the property tax cycle.
Fair Assessments-A Guide for Property Owners
The Job of the Assessor
How the Property Tax Works
The Real Property Tax Cycle
Property Tax Myths and Misunderstandings
Overview of the Assessment Roll
How to Estimate the Market Value of Your Home