Important Information for Property Owners Age 65 and Over

From the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance:

  • To receive the Enhanced STAR exemption, you must enroll in the Income Verification Program (IVP).  If you’re already enrolled, no action is needed.
  • If you qualify for the senior citizens exemption, you will no longer automatically receive the Enhanced STAR exemption.  You must apply for Enhanced STAR separately.
  • If you would like to apply for the BASIC STAR, please register with New York State at 518-457-2036 or at
  • All other exemptions and renewals are due to the Claverack Assessor by March 1st.

For more information or to obtain forms, contact the Assessor’s office at 518-672-7911 ext. 102 or 103, Monday and Wednesday from 9am-2pm, or visit the New York State Tax Department’s website at (search: IVP) .