Property Taxes

On August 9, the Board of Education set the tax levy for the 2016-17 school year. For the second year in a row, the true value tax rate per thousand of assessed value has decreased:

2014: $17.75
2015: $17.54 (-1.23%)
2016: $17.29 (-1.38%)

Impact on Town Tax Rates
Clifton Park $29.81 (-1.38%)
Halfmoon $29.56 (0.30%)
Malta $17.29 (-1.38%)
Waterford $53.04 (5.27%)
Ballston $17.98 (-1.69%)
Stillwater $19.11 (-1.38%)

 

Tax Collection Dates

  • September 1-September 30, no penalty
  • October 1-October 31, 2% penalty
  • no collection on or after November 1

 

Property Tax Payments

The district provides three methods for school tax payment:

Mail in Payment

US Postmark date determines the date of payment
Mail to:
Shenendehowa Central Schools
PO Box 22009
Albany, NY 12201-2009

Pay in Person

Key Bank, Northway Exit 9 branch ONLY (Rte 9 & 146) during normal business hours
OR
Shenendehowa District Office, 5 Chelsea Place, (Rte 9 -1/4 mile north of Rte 146) Weekdays 9AM – 2PM

Online Payment

Pay on line with Credit Card – 3% fee paid by the taxpayer directly to the vendor. 

Shen does not receive a single penny from the fee assessed by the banking institution for on-line payment of school taxes. The option was added at the request of taxpayers who wanted an on-line payment option. We will continue to research other options as well.

 

Historical Tax Rates

Tax rates are set in August every year and bills are mailed before September 1.

2016-17
Clifton Park – $29.81
Halfmoon – $29.56
Malta – $17.29
Waterford – $53.04
Ballston – $17.98
Stillwater – $19.11

2015-16
Clifton Park – $30.23
Halfmoon – $29.47
Malta – $17.54
Waterford – $50.39
Ballston – $18.28
Stillwater – $19.38

2014-15 school year
Clifton Park – $30.61
Halfmoon – $28.63
Malta – $17.75
Waterford – $47.34
Ballston – $18.53
Stillwater – $18.30

2013-14 school year
Clifton Park-$30.45
Halfmoon-$28.49
Malta-$17.66
Waterford-$47.74
Ballston-$17.88
Stillwater-$18.21

2012-13 school year
Clifton Park-$30.06
Halfmoon-$28.12
Malta-$17.44
Waterford-$49.81
Ballston-$17.44
Stillwater-$17.98

2011-12 school year
Clifton Park-$29.61
Halfmoon-$27.70
Malta-$17.17
Waterford-$49.06
Ballston-$17.89
Stillwater-$17.70

2010-11 school year
Clifton Park-$28.51
Halfmoon-$27.56
Malta-$16.53
Waterford-$48.62
Ballston-$18.97
Stillwater-$17.40

2009-10 school year
Clifton Park-$27.80
Halfmoon-$27.33
Malta-$16.12
Waterford-$49.44
Ballston-$18.33
Stillwater-$17.72

2008-09 school year
Clifton Park-$28.14
Halfmoon-$26.20
Malta-$15.20
Waterford-$46.05
Ballston-$17.47
Stillwater-$17.67

2007-08 school year
Clifton Park-$27.21
Halfmoon-$26.27
Malta-$19.54
Waterford-$45.49
Ballston-$17.32
Stillwater-$16.38

2006-07 school year
Clifton Park-$26.32
Halfmoon-$25.07
Malta-$18.58
Waterford-$42.12
Ballston-$15.79
Stillwater-$15.79

2005-06 school year
Clifton Park-$25.19
Halfmoon-$25.02
Malta-$18.26
Waterford-$45.66
Ballston-$20.29
Stillwater-$26.09

2004-05 school year
Clifton Park-$24.25
Halfmoon-$24.25
Malta-$19.40
Waterford-$43.11
Ballston-$19.40
Stillwater-$25.86

2003-04 school year
Clifton Park-$23.47
Halfmoon-$23.47
Malta-$20.19
Waterford-$42.42
Ballston-$20.19
Stillwater-$25.23

2002-03 school year
Clifton Park-$22.98
Halfmoon-$22.98
Malta-$21.15
Waterford-$41.46
Ballston-$23.34
Stillwater-$24.59

 

What is STAR?

Qualified homeowners (who must apply to participate in STAR through their local assessor) receive a partial property tax exemption under the program, which reduces what they would otherwise owe on their property tax bills that year. Local school districts are, in turn, reimbursed by the state for the uncollected property tax revenues.

There are two types of STAR available based on age and income of the homeowners:

BASIC STAR is available on a homeowner’s primary residence only and for households with an income of less than $500,000.

ENHANCED STAR is available for homeowners age 65 and older with household incomes below a specific limit that is adjusted annually based on the rate of inflation. The income limit is applied to all owners of the property and any owner’s spouse who resides at the property. Enhanced STAR is available on the homeowners’ primary residence only and requires an annual application with proof of income, typically by March 1.