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Assessor

Assessor’s Office

Lumberland Municipal Building
1054 Proctor Road
Glen Spey, NY 12737

Monday - Friday: 9:00am to 3:00pm or by appointment.

Judi Flieger, Assessor
assessor@townoflumberland.org
(845) 856-8600 ext. #1211

Judi Flieger has served in this position since 2005; she has worked in the Assessor’s Office since 1998. Judi is a member of the New York State Assessor’s Association and the Sullivan County Assessor’s Association.

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Please make any and all mailing address corrections with us, preferably by mail, fax or email, to avoid delay of future billings and correspondence.

EXEMPTION INFORMATION

If you recently purchased or built a home AND if this is your primary residence, be sure to apply for any exemptions prior to March 1st (i.e. Veterans, , Senior, etc). Call for exemption forms and supporting documentation requirements. All new applications will be processed and applied to next year’s tax bills.

To register for School Tax Relief (STAR) credit go to www.tax.ny.gov/star

Forms, publications, Exemption Application and other Real Property literature can be found on the Real Property Office Web site at www.sullivanny.us

ATTENTION SENIORS

Exemption Renewal Forms are due back with the income documents by March 1st.

Anyone enrolled in the Income Verification Program will receive a letter stating whether or not your income was verified by NYS Department of Taxation & Finance or not. If you were NOT verified, unfortunately, we do not get an explanation from the State as to why. You will be required to bring your income documents to us by the March 1st deadline.

Important Dates to Remember:

January 1
Town & County Tax Bills mailed to Property Owners.

March 1
All Exemption Applications and renewals must be received in the Assessor’s Office

April 1
Inventory for Assessments available for review
May " Grievance Day" is the 4th Tuesday of the Month.
Last day to file a Petition with The Board of Assessment Review.

July 1
Final Assessment Roll published

August 10
Last day to Request Change of Address for School Tax Bills

September 1
School Tax bills mailed to Property Owners

December 10
Last day to request change of address for Town & County Tax Bills

What is the role of an assessor?

The Assessor is a Constitutional office in the Town of Lumberland, and is an appointed position with a six-year term. The function of this office is to provide the town with an equitable assessment roll each year.

In that pursuit, there are a multitude of laws which must be followed:

  • Primarily, the Real Property Tax Law.
  • The valuation of approximately 3,000 parcels in the town involves tracking each parcel as respects condition, construction, alterations and inventory items.
  • The property owner’s taxes are then based on that value.
  • The Assessor is present during Grievance Day, and prepares for all cases of appeals, including court cases.
  • Another facet in the preparation of the roll is the administration of the various exemptions allowed by local and state government.
  • The Assessor administers all forestry, Basic & Enhanced Star, Senior, Veteran and Not-For-Profit Exemption applications.

The Assessment Roll must be filed in a timely manner in accordance with various State Laws, Rules and Regulations. This includes preparation and filing of all legal notices and notifications to property owners, as well as the Assessor’s Annual Report with NYS Office of Real Property Services.