Dept. of Finance Launches Property Tax Exemptions Look Up Tool

On March 27, 2024, the Department of Finance released a new application status tool for property owners to check the status of their property tax benefit applications. The lookup tool, at, will also allow New Yorkers to request more information if their applications are incomplete. 

Exemptions that can be looked up with the tool include STAR (School Tax Relief); Enhanced STAR; Senior Citizen Homeowners’ Exemption (SCHE); Disabled Homeowners’ Exemption (DHE); Clergy exemption; and Veterans exemptions. To use the tool, homeowners will need a NYC.ID account, which can be created for free here. The tool can also be used to access basic information about the application’s status on the homeowner’s behalf by an appointed representative or interested third party. 

To learn more about various property tax exemptions that are available, click here. The tool is the latest in the Department of Finance’s efforts to modernize and enhance its website. The website was relaunched at the start of this year. The agency’s Property Information Portal can allow users to access a digital tax map of their properties, view their property’s assessed value, submit lot mergers and sub-divisions, track recent property records, and use shortcuts to pay property tax bills, among other helpful tools. 

Department of Finance Commissioner Preston Niblack stated, “The Department of Finance is excited to introduce our new application status tool. This online resource offers customers quick and convenient access to essential details on their homeowner property tax benefit applications. This is just one of the many ways DOF is continually working to enhance customer service and better serve the public.”

By: Veronica Rose (Veronica is the Editor of CityLand and a New York Law School graduate, Class of 2018.)


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