School Tax Information

School tax bills are mailed out in late August.

School tax information for district properties will be available online for 2020-2021 school year on September 1, 2020. Visit https://www.infotaxonline.com/?custid=113

(Please allow seven business days after date of payment for paid status to appear online.)

2020-2021 Tax Collection Period
School property tax bills are due by October 3, 2020. All taxes paid or postmarked after October 3 shall bear an interest charge of two percent (2%) until November 2. No tax payments will be accepted or processed by the school tax collector postmarked after November 2, 2020. All taxes remaining unpaid after November 2 shall be returned to the County Treasurer for further collection.

Payments can be made by mailing exact payment due to the tax collector. Please make checks payable to:

Irene Hess, School Tax Collector 

248 Hubbard Rd.
Gilboa, NY 12076
(607) 588-9003

 Please do not mail cash.

In addition, the following places will be open for tax collection from 9 am – 1 pm on Fridays:

September 4th – Blenheim Town Hall

September 11th – Conesville Town Hall

September 18th – Prattsville Town Hall

September 25th – Gilboa Town Hall

Payments in cash or check will be accepted on-site.

Request for school tax information, or if you wish to make an appt. with the tax collector, please contact Irene Hess, School Tax Collector at (607) 588-9003.

STAR (School Tax Relief) Exemption/Credit


Basic STAR exemption: Most residents who own and live in their home are eligible for the NYS Basic STAR property tax exemption on their primary residence and have an annual income of $500,000 or less. Basic STAR works by exempting the first $**,*** of the full value of a home from school taxes (see chart below for exemption amounts by town).

Enhanced STAR exemption: Available for senior citizens (age 65 and older) with yearly household incomes not exceeding the statewide standard. For these qualifying persons, an additional percentage of the full value of their primary residence is exempted from school taxes (see chart below for exemption amounts by town).

Town                           Basic STAR                                    Enhanced STAR

Blenheim                     $22,500                                           $52,350

Broome                       $30,000                                           $69,800

Conesville                   $30,000                                           $69,800

Gilboa                              $650                                             $1,510

Fulton                          $18,600                                          $43,280

Ashland                       $22,200                                          $51,650

Lexington                    $30,000                                           $69,800

Prattsville                    $30,000                                           $69,800

Roxbury                      $30,000                                           $69,800

For more information about the STAR program, click below on the following links:

Important Changes to STAR Exemption Program: New applicants who qualify for STAR must register with New York State instead of applying with their assessor. You will receive a credit in the form of a check, rather than receiving a property tax exemption. The dollar value of the credit will be the same as the property tax exemption. You can register online at the https://www.tax.ny.gov/ website. or by phone at (518) 457-2036. These changes do not affect homeowners who registered for the STAR exemption prior to the 2015 deadline. To learn more, visit https://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/star/star-administration-faqs.htm

STAR Exemption Update: If you currently receive your STAR benefit as a reduction on your tax bill (the STAR exemption), you may receive a greater benefit if you switch to the STAR rebate check. Click on this government link to learn more https://www.tax.ny.gov/star/default.htm.

If you have any other questions about assessed values or exemptions, contact your assessor below using the appropriate County webpage:

Delaware County – Roxbury: http://roxburyny.com/departments/assessors-office/

Schoharie County -

Broome: https://www4.schohariecounty-ny.gov/government/town-of-broome/assessors/

Blenheim: https://www4.schohariecounty-ny.gov/government/town-of-blenheim/blenheim-town-assessor/#top

Conesville: https://www4.schohariecounty-ny.gov/government/town-of-conesville/conesville-town-assessors/#top

Gilboa: https://www4.schohariecounty-ny.gov/government/town-of-gilboa/assessors/

Town of Fulton: https://www4.schohariecounty-ny.gov/government/town-of-fulton/fulton-town-assessors/#top

Greene County -

Ashland: http://www.ashlandny.com/government.htm

Lexington: https://www.lexingtonny.com/assessor

Prattsville: http://prattsvilleny.com/?page_id=30

County Information – Real Property Tax Services:Delaware County 607-832-5130
Greene County 518-719-3527
Schoharie County 518-295-8386