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04/20/2020 Assessment Community Weekly

Happy Earth Day! Fun fact: the first Earth Day was April 22, 1970. On that day, Governor Nelson Rockefeller signed legislation creating the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). To learn more about the 50-year celebration, drop by DEC’s website.

Provide us with copies of your STAR third party notice forms

To accommodate seniors who have requested third party notices regarding the Enhanced STAR exemption, please provide us with copies of Form RP-425-TPN, Request for Mailing of Notice to a Third Party Regarding Enhanced STAR Exemption that you have not previously provided to us.

You can provide the forms to us in the following ways:

  • Scan the RP-425-TPN forms and email them to
  • Fax the forms to 518-457-0866.
  • Mail the forms to:

ALBANY NY 12227-0801

Daily Property Tax Articles

If you haven’t visited Assessment and property tax news lately, check it out. We update the page each business day in the afternoon with articles related to our favorite field: property taxes! Did we miss an article? Send it to

STAR Report Q and A’s

For recent questions and answers about the reports issued last week, visit STAR Reports – Questions and Answers.

Still have unanswered questions? Contact your ORPTS customer service team or call the Assessor/Director Hotline.

Reminder: 2020 STAR exemption amounts and maximums are online

Note: In light of the COVID-19 crisis, STAR exemption certificates will be mailed at a later date.

Judicial cases

New Judicial case:

  • Matter of Laertes Solar, LLC v Assessor of the Town of Harford