Effective January 10, 2022, the Town has opened a warming center at the Town Hall complex. This will be open 24 hours a day until further notice. Anyone in need of assistance should come to the Police Department at the Town Hall Complex, 555 Union Ave. You’ll be directed to the warming center from there. WiFi will be available.
Supervisor Meyers advises New Windsor waives property tax exemption renewal requirement for Senior Citizens and Disabled Individuals.
On January 5, 2022, the New Windsor Town Board passed a resolution waiving the renewal application requirement for Low Income Senior Citizens and Individuals with Disabilities with Limited Income. This option was allowed by a recently issued Executive Order by Governor Hochul. The goal is to protect these people from having to file the applications with the Assessor’s Office due to Covid. For the next tax cycle. these individuals will receive the same exemption at the same percentages that they received last year without having to file the renewal applications. This same Resolution was also passed last year.
Veterans Property Tax Exemption- New York State moves back the commencement date for the Vietnam War.
The State of New York recently amended the commencement date of the Vietnam War from February 28, 1961, to November 1, 1955. Certain veterans may now qualify for a greater exemption. Veterans that had been receiving a Cold War exemption may now qualify for having served during a period of war. The Town of New Windsor Assessor’s Office will be sending a letter to those property owners that are currently receiving a Cold War Veterans exemption to inform them they may benefit from this change and should look into filing for the Alternative Veterans exemption. The next exemption filing deadline is March 1st, 2022.