Why are my property taxes so high?
A property’s tax rate is determined by many variables and taxing districts including school, county police, lighting, and village districts. In most cases, the largest portion of the tax bill is the school district tax. This tax is determined by the school budget voted on by the residents in that district.

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1. Where is the Department of Assessment located and what are the hours of operation?
2. What does the Town Assessor do?
3. What are the functions of the Department of Assessment?
4. How do you arrive at my assessment?
5. Are there any programs that can help lower my taxes?
6. How do I apply for the STAR exemption?
7. Why was the Basic STAR Exemption removed from my tax bill?
8. How do I obtain a Suffolk County Tax Map Number or Item Number?
9. How can I determine the school district of a property?
10. Why do taxes vary on similar looking houses?
11. Why are my property taxes so high?
12. When can I expect a reduction in my tax bill as a result of my small claims?
13. Why are my property taxes higher this year?