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The Town's Assessors Office is located at Town Hall at 200 East Sunrise Highway in Lindenhurst. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. The phone number is (631) 957-3014. Please check the Assessor's Forms & Documents page to view the applications, forms and documents that are currently available online for the Assessor's Office.
The Town's Department of Assessment is responsible for placing an assessment on each parcel of land in the town for the purpose of equalization of the tax base. The divisions in the Assessment Department are:
The Department of Assessment locates property and inventory data, tracks ownership of all property in the town, places value on property, processes exemptions, prepares and creates the assessment roll, prepares and submits reports to the New York State Office of Real Property Services and assists the public by providing information with regard to all of the above.
To arrive at your assessment, we use The J.M. Cleminshaw Co. Cost To Construct Manual. The assessment is based on square footage and any amenities that may contribute value to your home.
An informational booklet, Do You Qualify for a Property Tax Exemption in the Town of Babylon? can also be downloaded. It contains general requirements with descriptions of the most common exemptions. Click here for the booklet
New STAR applicants will receive a credit in the form of a check directly from New York State instead of receiving a school property tax exemption. Visit New York State Department of Taxation and Finance or call (518) 457-2036 to register. Residents of the Town of Babylon can apply for the Enhanced STAR exemption (if you received a STAR exemption on this property for the 2015/2016 tax year) and other property tax exemptions between January 2nd and March 1st through the Department of Assessment. The first-time application for Enhanced Star is available online or can be obtained from the Assessor’s Office in Town Hall from January 2nd to March 1st. Please keep in mind that the deadline for filing applications is March 1st. If you have any questions, contact the Department of Assessment at (631) 957-3014.
If the total combined income of all owners and spouses residing on the premises is more than or equal to $250,000 you no longer qualify for the exemption. New York State will automatically enroll you in the STAR Credit program as long as your income is below $500,000.
For more specific information, contact the Town Assessor’s Subject Matter Expert at (631) 957-4272.
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.