Town of Hancock
661 W. Main St
Hancock, NY 8161
The Assessor is a local government official, certified by New York State. The Assessor is responsible for annually determining ownership and inventory as of March the First, the taxable status date. This list of separately assessed parcels is then published as a tentative assessment roll, on May the First. After the Board of Assessment Review meets to hear complaints filed on the tentative assessment roll, the Assessor files a final assessment roll, on July the First. Each of these annual assessment rolls is posted on this website.
The Assessor also determines tax exemption status where applications have been filed. Generally, tax exemption applications and/or renewal applications are due on or before taxable status date. Some specific exemption renewal applications – such as the School Tax Relief (STaR) exemption – must be mailed by the Assessor on or before January the First. An extensive list of the varied exemptions here in New York is maintained by the Office of Real Property Tax Services.
If I can answer any questions you may have regarding the real property tax or assessments, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Jim Basile, IAO