Assessor

Fred W. Gross III is the Assessor for the Village of Sleepy Hollow.

The Assessor assesses the value of property within the Village for property tax purposes. This also includes, but not limited to, the collection of property inventory, maintenance of ownership information and implementation of whole and partial property tax exemptions. The Assessor also assists in the defense of litigation regarding property taxes.

PARTIAL TAX EXEMPTIONS

The partial property tax exemptions that a taxpayer may be eligible for are as follows:

Senior Citizen, Veterans (all classes), Volunteer Firefighter, Volunteer Ambulance Worker

All exemption applications MUST be filed with the Assessor no later than December 31st. You can download the most common of these exemptions forms by clicking on the "Document & Forms" section of this page.

HOW WE ARRIVE AT YOUR ASSESSMENT

The Village assesses all real property at a percentage of market value. The percentage is known as an equalization rate (ER). These rates are established by the New York State Office of Real Property Tax Services (http://www.orps.state.ny.us/) annually. This rate and ratio changes annually based on real estate market trends. Most important is their use to equalize the assessment into full market value. For example:

Property Class           Market Value                 Equalization Rate         Assessed Value

Homestead                $673,881.00         x                26.80%           =         180,600

In order to determine your annual Village Taxes, you would need to find out the current tax rate and multiply it by the assessment:

Example Assessment            Tax Rate Per Thousand of Assessed Value                 Annual Taxes

180,600                          x                 Homestead rate of $33.1582                    =         $5,988.37

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Fred W. Gross III Assessor (914) 366-5136