Why are my property taxes higher this year?
There are many reasons why taxes increase year to year, including:
  • An increase in the tax rate of a particular taxing district

  • An increase in a property's assessed value

  • An exemption that had been previously applied to a property may have expired or the applicant may have failed to renew the exemption

  • New owners may not qualify for present exemptions on a property

The Town Assessor's Office will be able to determine the specific reason for the tax increase on a specific property. They can be reached at (631) 957-3014.

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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?