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New York State Department of Taxation & Finance Information on Exemptions


STAR Exemption

For those who turned 65 in 2018 or are turning 65 in 2019- An extra Property Tax Exemption may be available. Please view documents below:

The following applications only apply to property owners who filed for STAR with the Town Assessor’s Office prior to March 1st, 2015.


Disability Exemption


Low Income Senior Exemption


Veterans Exemption

Effective 7/1/2018 Williamsville Central School District is honoring the Cold War Veteran Exemption. Those living within the Williamsville School District and are currently receiving a Pro Rata Veteran Exemption should contact our office to apply.


Business Exemption

About Amherst

The Town of Amherst was established in 1818 and celebrated its 200th Anniversary in 2018. The town has a geographical area of 53.6 square miles and a population of greater than 122,000.

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  • 5583 Main Street
  • Williamsville, NY 14221