Boards & Committees
Town of Amherst Boards & Committees meeting schedules, link to agendas, minutes & video. If you're interested in joining a Board or Committee, please contact the Councilmember's Office at (716) 631-7013 or the Supervisor's Office at (716) 631-7032.
Enhanced STAR Exemption
While getting older does have some negatives, one benefit is you may be eligible for a larger tax exemption on your school bill.
If you turned 65 in 2019 or are turning 65 anytime in 2020 AND currently have Basic STAR as a reduction on your school property tax bill (owned your home prior to 2015), you may be eligible for Enhanced STAR exemption on your School tax bill. This exemption will more than double the amount of the STAR exemption.
Please call or visit the Assessor’s Office for information and how to apply. You must contact us prior to March 1st, 2020.
Comprehensive Property Information
The Town of Amherst has been a leader in providing access to online property information for nearly 20 years. In 2007, Amherst was awarded a New York State grant to further develop its online property information. Through this grant the Town of Amherst developed the Comprehensive Property Information (CPI) portal. The CPI provides detailed property information (i.e., building type, square footage, year built, etc.), assessments and taxes, an Assessment Challenge tool, a two-year historical breakdown of tax bills, true tax versus tax bill amount (accounting for exemption savings), and a tax analysis detailing the Town, County and School tax levies.
The Town IT Department works closely with the Town's Assessor and Town Clerk / Receiver of Taxes to ensure the online portal continues to provide valuable and up-to-date information. Please follow this link for tax bills online.
Please visit the Assessor's Office for information regarding the 2019 Final Assessment Roll, challenging your assessment, property sales, exemptions (including the STAR program), forms & worksheets, tax rates and frequestly asked questions (FAQs) regarding assessments and taxes.