Town Assessor

Sally L Whitson

4049 Watkins Road
Millport NY 14864

Phone: (607) 742-8421
Email: [email protected]

Office Hours: By Appointment Only

Mission Statement

The Assessor's Office of the Town of Veteran is responsible for the valuation of all of the property within the town. These values are converted into estimates of property value, assessments that are used in the computation of real property tax bills. This office is charged with maintaining property record files on 1800 individual parcels as well as preparing assessment and property tax levy rolls for the town, Chemung County and two school districts (Horseheads and Odessa). This office also administers a wide program of property tax exemptions for the benefit of town residents and business owners.

It is the goal of the Assessor's Office to maintain the highest standards of assessment practice and to provide the town's property owners with accurate and fair assessments. Property record collection standards are being upgraded to Uniform standards for Professional Practice (USPAP) requirements. In so doing, much of the mystery and confusion surrounding assessments and their associated taxes should be diminished. Assessment practice should be transparent and this office will do everything possible to educate and assist our property-owning public. If you have any questions, please consult the links below or call our office.

Board of Assessment Review Members


Timothy O'Brien



Linda Burke


Edward Derry


Crystal Spicher






The Assessor's Office administers and provides customer assistance in obtaining the following exemptions:

  • Agricultural Land and Buildings
  • Charitable (Church and Non-Profit Organizations)
  • Disability
  • Basic and Senior STAR Exemptions
  • Senior Citizen
  • Veterans

All exemptions must be applied for, they are not automatically granted by the Assessor's Office. The absolute deadline for all exemptions in the first of March. Specific details for all exemptions and applications can be found on the website for the Office of Real Property Services (ORPS).

The most common exemptions are:

STAR: A school property tax exemption for all owner occupied residential property.
The Enhanced STAR exemption is available to seniors 65 years of age and older who have incomes up to $83,300.00
**Property owners must reapply for this exemption every year.**

SENIOR CITIZEN: A property tax exemption for seniors whose total income, from all sources is less than $19, 200.00
**Property owners must reapply for this exemption every year.**

VETERANS: An exemption applied to the County, Town and Village taxes for qualified veterans of the US Armed Forces YOU MUST APPLY TO RECEIVE THESE EXEMPTIONS. FOR AN APPLICATION, VISIT THE NYS DEPT. OF TAXATION AND FINANCES ONLINE OR CONTACT THE ASSESSOR'S OFFICE AT (607) 739-1476.

Critical Dates

  • March 1st: "Taxable Status Date" The last day to apply for exemptions and assessment review.
  • May 1st: The Tentative Assessment Roll is filed
  • 4th Tuesday in May: Grievance Day:  Learn How to Grieve
  • July 1st Final Assessment Roll filed