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STAR Exemption Certification System - Chautauqua County 2015-2016 School Levy Year

The enhanced or basic STAR exemption is the amount that your assessment will be reduced prior to the levy of school taxes. For example, if you own and live in a house that has an enhanced STAR exemption and that is assessed at $150,000 and the enhanced STAR exemption for your municipality is $50,000, the school taxes on your property would be paid on a taxable assessment of $100,000 ($150,000 - $50,000). Please note that due to the 2% limit on STAR savings increases, the savings on your individual tax bill may not reflect the entire value of the certified STAR exemption.

Municipality Enhanced Exemption Basic Exemption Date Certified
City of Dunkirk $53,550 $24,600 4/8/2015
City of Jamestown $65,300 $30,000 4/8/2015
Town of Arkwright $35,920 $16,500 4/8/2015
Town of Busti $65,300 $30,000 4/8/2015
Town of Carroll $65,300 $30,000 4/8/2015
Town of Charlotte $65,300 $30,000 4/8/2015
Town of Chautauqua $65,300 $30,000 4/8/2015
Town of Cherry Creek $65,300 $30,000 4/8/2015
Town of Clymer $65,300 $30,000 4/8/2015
Town of Dunkirk $46,690 $21,450 4/8/2015
Town of Ellery $65,300 $30,000 4/8/2015
Town of Ellicott $64,650 $29,700 4/8/2015
Town of Ellington $65,300 $30,000 4/8/2015
Town of French Creek $65,300 $30,000 4/8/2015
Town of Gerry $65,300 $30,000 4/8/2015
Town of Hanover $63,340 $29,100 4/8/2015
Town of Harmony $65,300 $30,000 4/8/2015
Town of Kiantone $65,300 $30,000 4/8/2015
Town of Mina $65,300 $30,000 4/8/2015
Town of North Harmony $65,300 $30,000 4/8/2015
Town of Poland $65,300 $30,000 4/8/2015
Town of Pomfret $13,200 $6,060 4/8/2015
Town of Portland $37,220 $17,100 4/8/2015
Town of Ripley $65,300 $30,000 4/8/2015
Town of Sheridan $42,770 $19,650 4/8/2015
Town of Sherman $65,300 $30,000 4/8/2015
Town of Stockton $65,300 $30,000 4/8/2015
Town of Villenova $42,450 $19,500 4/8/2015
Town of Westfield $52,240 $24,000 4/8/2015

The attached exemptions were determined using the latest data available. As more current data becomes available these exemptions are subject to change.

If in the future a revised exemption is determined which is five percent or more different than the exemption indicated, a new exemption will be recertified to that municipality.

Any recertification will occur before the last date allowed by law for the levy of school taxes.

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Updated: April 09, 2015