About the Assessor
The Assessor is a local government official who estimates the value of real property within the Town’s boundaries. This value is converted into an assessment, which is one component in the computation of real property tax bills. Other components include school, County and Town budgets, exemptions, apportionment among segments, and levies. The Assessor does not set tax rates and can not adjust your tax bill. He or she can only address your property value. If you feel your assessment is fair but your taxes are too high, you should contact the individual taxing jurisdiction.
About the Office
The Town of Malta has an appointed Assessor who is selected by the Town Board for a period of six years. The assessor and staff maintain the assessment roll – the document that contains the assessed value of every property within the town. To do this, the physical description, inventory and value estimate of every parcel of real property in the municipality is kept up-to-date.
The assessor keeps informed regarding new construction within the town and major changes to existing structures in order to maintain their most current value. The assessor also approves and administers qualified property tax exemption applications for:
- Low Income Senior Aged 467
- Senior Enhanced STAR (own prior to 03/01/2015)
- Low Income/Disability
STAR CREDIT CHECKS
This memo applies to homeowners who purchased 03/01/2015 or later . As you should be aware by now, all homeowners applying for STAR or Senior Enhanced STAR no longer do so at their local assessor's office. (Existing owners who already had STAR will remain with the Assessor's Office and may still apply with the assessor to upgrade to Senior Enhanced by March 1st of the year they attain Age 65.) New homeowners must register with New York State Department of Taxation & Finance (NYSDTF). Those homeowners will receive a check instead of an exemption on their school tax bill. The assessor cannot verify your status if you are required to apply for STAR with NYSDTF.
Please understand, if the Assessor's Office could personally help you, we gladly would! If you are registered with NYSDTF-you must contact them directly with any questions at (518) 457-2036.
The assessor reviews every transfer of real property in the municipality. The basic information on the buyer, seller, and sale price is reviewed for accuracy. Assessment records are then updated. These are public records and are available at the links below.
2020 Final Assessment Roll
The Assessors Office is open Monday - Friday from 8am to 5pm or the staff can be reached at 518-899-2584 if you have questions or concerns regarding your assessment. During COVID-19 Restrictions, all contact will be by phone or email.