Exemptions

Eligibility

Partial property tax exemptions are available to property owners in the Town and Village of Webster who meet certain eligibility requirements.  Below you will find brief descriptions of the most common exemptions, and links to applications and their full instructions.  The residential exemptions listed below are available for the owners’ primary residence only.  The applications below are for first-time applicants. Renewal applications, when applicable, are different and are mailed as a reminder directly to the applicants each fall.

All applications are due by March 1.

  Fill out online, print for your signature, and mail to:
Assessment Office
Webster Town Hall
1000 Ridge Rd.
Webster, NY 14580

Sorry, electronic application submission is not yet available in New York State.




Limited-Income Senior Citizens Exemption
The “original” senior’s exemption offers various levels of discounts based on your level of need as determined by your household income. Each of the owners must be 65 or over by December 31 of the year of the application deadline. If the owners are married, or siblings (as defined in law), only one must be age-eligible. You must include proof of your residency, age and income. Depending on your income and the limits set by the taxing jurisdictions (subject to change), discounts may be applicable to school, town, county, and village taxes. Renewable annually.
 
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Alternative Veteran Exemption
Available to the primary residence of honorably discharged veterans who have served during a period of war. Additional benefits will be granted to those who also served in a combat zone and/or who have a service-connected disability. Copy of DD-214 (separation/ discharge papers) and proof of residency are required. Discounts apply only to town, county, and village taxes. Once approved, this exemption remains with your property until you move or the property sells.
 
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Cold War Veteran Exemption
A lesser benefit is available to the primary residence of honorably-discharged veterans who did not serve during a period of war. Copy of DD-214 (separation/discharge papers) and proof of residency are required. Discount applies only to the county portion of your January tax bill for Webster residents. Once approved, this exemption remains with your property until you move or the property sells.
 
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Physically Disabled Exemption
Improvements made to your primary residence for the purpose of accommodating a disabled family member may be subject to exemption under certain criteria. Proof of disability (doctor’s certification) and residency are required. Discount applies only to the county portion of your January tax bill for Webster residents. Once approved, this exemption remains with your property until you move or the property sells.
 
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Persons with Disabilities and Limited Income Exemption
Available to the primary residence of persons with certain documented disabilities and limited income. Proof of disability (doctor’s certification), income, and residency are required. Depending on your income and the limits set by the taxing jurisdictions (subject to change), discounts may be applicable to school, town, county, and village taxes. Renewable annually.
 
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Business Investment Exemption
Available to property owners of recently-improved commercial, business, or industrial property, this exemption partially exempts the qualifying improvement only. The exemption graduates the would-be tax increase toward full value over a ten-year period. The level of discount varies according to tax jurisdiction. There is an additional requirement to apply within one year of completion of the improvement.
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                      All exemption applications and proof of qualification are due by March 1.