Melissa Genier, Assessor, serving the town since 2016
Office hours - Monday & Tuesday: 8:15 to 3pm, Wednesday Closed, Thursday & Friday: 8:15 to 3pm, Dailey Between 3pm and 4pm by appointment
Phone: (518) 696-2711 ext 5 Fax: (518) 696-2773
Note: our office needs to keep mailing addresses up to date / please advise when changed
2016 Assessment Statistics; Lake Luzerne has 3013 parcels with a taxable value of $416,474,596
2016 Level of Assessment: 100%
The current Assessment Roll may be inspected at the Assessor’s Office in the Town Center at 539 Lake Avenue OR on the Warren County website @ www.warrencountyny.gov/rp/rolls. On the Navigation screen, you will find two options – an alphabetical INDEX of owners & assessments or the ASSESSMENT ROLL, which is printed in tax map number order.
Mission Statement: We strive to produce an assessment roll that is fair and provides for an equitable distribution of the tax levy. We want our property owners to be knowledgeable, so we are eager to explain our valuation methodology and assessment practices. We encourage an open dialogue with our taxpayers.
Primary duties: The assessor is responsible for identifying and inventorying every parcel in the Town; maintaining accurate data is vital to the valuation process. The assessor must estimate the value of each parcel based on its condition & use; therefore, the assessor monitors sales activity to verify the level of assessed values compared to the market. The assessor must process exemption applications, such as Star, then incorporate them into the assessment roll. The town’s tax base is computed by totaling assessments then subtracting exemptions.
Taxation process: The BUDGETS of the town, county and school districts determine the TOTAL amount of tax to be raised. The ASSESSED VALUE determines the SHARE of the tax levy that each owner will pay.
Board of Assessment Review: A panel of five town residents, appointed by the Town Board to review applications from any property owner who disagrees with an assessed value. The Board meets once a year – the 4th Tuesday of May (after the Tentative Roll has been filed).
2016 members are: Carolyn Dingman, Jack Fazio, Pamela Petteys, Robert Shiel, Mike Goodhart
Exemptions: New York State offers several exemptions that may reduce the tax bill for QUALIFIED RESIDENTS. Find our bulletin (below) that lists the most common benefits. application forms are available at the Town Center OR can be found at the Warren County website @ http://www.warrencountyny.gov/rp/forms.php the county’s web-site is a good source of other real property information and maps. On the navigation screen you will find “ links” which will take you to the New York State website. You will be able to click on subjects, such as: What if I disagree with my assessment?, Job of the Assessor, How the Property Tax Works,Valuing and Assessing Real Property.
Key Dates in the Assessment Calendar:
Valuation Date – July 1st / preceding roll year,
Taxable Status Date – March 1st,
Tentative Roll Filing – May 1st,
Board of Review Hearing – 4th Tuesday of May,
Final Roll Filing – July 1st (values for next property tax cycle)
LAKE LUZERNE PROPERTY OWNERS EXEMPTION BULLETIN
If Lake Luzerne is your PRIMARY residence -- you may be eligible for:
BASIC STAR tax exemption -- EVERY homeowner qualifies
ENHANCED STAR exemption -- owner must be 65 by December 31st & must have proof of 2015 income LESS than $86,000.
SENIOR exemption -- 65 years old by March 1st and proof of income for 2016 based on limits below:
-- LESS than $20,700 for Corinth School exemption
-- LESS than $23,700 for Town exemption
-- LESS than $32,400 for Warren County exemption
-- LESS than $37,399 for Hadley-Luzerne School exemption
4. VETERANS exemption - owner must have served on active duty, different % of benifits based on when and where veteran served
THE DEADLINE FOR ALL EXEMPTIONS IS MARCH 1ST !!!
Information: Call Assessor's Office - 696-2711 ext 5