Columbia County homeowners that received the BASIC STAR exemption on the 2013 Final Assessment Roll/2013 School Tax Bill will receive a mailing from the NYS Dept. of Tax & Finance within the first two weeks of September. The mailing with include a STAR CODE the homeowner will need to register.
Homeowners are required to register online by going to the link provided below or if they are unable to register online, they are to call 518-457-2036 to register by phone. The phone line will be covered M-F 8:30am-8:00pm and Saturday 9:00am-1:00pm. If they received the BASIC STAR exemption on their 2013 School Tax Bill they ARE NOT registering with their Assessor. The process should take no more than 5 minutes.
Stuyvesant is located in the northwest corner of Columbia County on the eastern bank of the Hudson River. It is bordered by Rensselaer County to the north, the Town of Kinderhook to the east, and the Town of Stockport to the south.
A town of approximately 2,300 people, Stuyvesant is an agricultural community dotted with single family residences and small businesses. The predominance of farming within the community has left its rural character much the same as it's been for over the last 100 years. Stuyvesant's bucolic landscape belies the fact that it is located less than 20 miles south of the state capital of Albany, New York. Centrally located in the state and the region, the town is approximately two and a half hours from both New York City and Boston.