VILLAGE / TOWN ASSESSOR
Assessor, Lisa Bennett
Assessor: Lisa Bennett
Mon, Wed Fri 9AM to 4:30PM
Assessor's Clerk: Dawn Woodburn
Mon - Fri 8:30AM to 4:30PM
Lisa Bennett, Assessor and
Dawn Woodbourne, Assessor's Clerk
Our Assessor, Lisa Bennett, is the 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. The Town of Livonia is the designated assessing authority for the Town and Village of Livonia, and for the School Districts for Town of Livonia properties. The Town of Livonia assesses at 100% of market value.
PLEASE LET US KNOW:
To ensure that our assessment records reflect the most current mailing address, please notify this office of any mailing address changes. This will help ensure you receive important tax and assessment information.
Important Legal Dates on the Assessment Calendar:
Taxable status date: March 1st
Tentative assessment roll filed: May 1st
Grievance day: The Wednesday following the fourth Tuesday in May
Final assessment roll filed: July 1st
All exemptions must be filed by March 1st.
Information on challenging your assessment can be obtained at: www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/publications/orpts/grievancebooklet.pdf
The Board of Assessment Review meets to hear complaints on Assessments on the Wednesday in May following the fourth Tuesday between the hours of 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm.
Real Property Form 524 must be used to contest your assessment. Forms may be obtained at the Assessor's Office or at:
Basic STAR:The Basic STAR, School Tax Exemption
Filing deadline: March 1
Basic STAR is available to anyone who owns and lives in his or her own home. The application is filed only once until one of the property owners is about to turn sixty-five. You will be required to submit proof of residency and ownership with your completed RP-425 form.
More information regarding Basic STAR and recent changes to the program can be found on the state's web site here:
Enhanced STAR is available to senior homeowners whose incomes do not exceed the statewide standard. An annual application is required with proof of prior year's income.
Senior Low Income:
Filing Deadline: March 1
Residential property owned by persons 65 years of age or older, owned by at least one of its owners for a minimum of 12 consecutive months prior to application, and who also meet the income guidelines, are eligible to be partially exempt from general municipal taxes. No exemption may be granted by a school district to property where a resident child attends a public school. No exemptions are allowed for special districts, such as fire districts. An annual application is required with proof of income from prior year. Qualified applicants automatically are eligible for Enhanced STAR.
Low Income Disabled:
Filing Deadline March 1
Property that (1) is owned by one or more persons who are designated disabled, and (2) is used exclusively for residential purposes, is partially exempt from general municipal taxes. No exemption may be granted by a school district to property where a resident child attends a public school. An annual application with prior year household income is required.
To obtain income limits go to: www.co.livingston.state.ny.us/departments.htm
Agriculture Land and Building:
Filing deadline March 1
For information on the Livingston County Ag District:
To obtain or amend an Ag soil worksheet:
Livingston County SWCD
District Formed: March 9, 1942
Address:11 Megan Drive, Suite 2, Geneseo, NY 14454
Phone: (585) 243-0043
Fax: (585) 243-0107
WQCC Contact: Jon P. White, 11 Megan Dr., Geneseo, NY
Forms may be obtained at:
Mail completed forms to:
Town of Livonia
PO Box 43
Livonia, NY 14487
Filing Deadline March 1
For additional information on tax rates, assessment roll information, property data, or to obtain a copy of a tax map, please go to: www.co.livingston.state.ny.us/departments.htm
The NYS Office of Real Property Tax Services website is www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/default.htm