Star School Property Tax Program

The Star School Property Tax Program offers partial exemption for school property taxes and applies to all homeowners, regardless of age or income. A component to the Star Program is the "Enhanced Star Program" available to senior citizens only with an annual income of $60,000 or less. Property owners must submit an application to receive the partial exemption, and deadlines vary according to eligibility. We encourage all property owners to contact the City Assessor's Office at 607-749-3153 for detailed information.

First time homeowners must apply online through the NYS Department of Tax and Finance at

If seeking an Enhanced Star Program exemption, the City of Cortland Finance Department, located a 25 Court Street, has applications available but all applications must be submitted to:

City Assessor's Office
Homer Town Hall
31 N Main Street
Homer, New York