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In New York State, under certain criteria, real property may be exempt from taxation.  Most exemptions are partial exemptions.  An exemption reduces one's assessment before the school, town, county, and/or village tax rate is applied to calculate the taxes on a property.  Certain exemptions (like STAR) only apply to school taxes, while others apply to the town, county, and/or village taxes.

The various exemptions have specific eligibility and documentation requirements.  Some of the most common exemptions are noted below. Links to additional exemptions are provided on the right.

STAR Exemption (School Taxes ONLY)

Are you a new STAR applicant?  If so, you need to APPLY for the NYS STAR Credit with New York State Department of Tax & Finance (NYS DTF).

For questions regarding NYS Property Tax Relief Credit call:
518-453-8146

Click here for NYSDTF STAR Exemption Program Information

For questions regarding NYS STAR Credit call: 518-457-2036

2019 NYS STAR Check Delivery Schedule: Delivery Schedule Lookup

Other Exemptions

Information and the most recent applications for additional exemptions, including ClergyNonprofit, and others, can be found at the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance website.


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DEADLINE: 

The deadline to apply for or renew an exemption is MAY 1ST every year.

Common Exemption Applications:

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
REGARDING THE SENIOR CITIZENS /
AGED EXEMPTION.

YOU MUST APPLY for or RENEW for the Senior Aged Exemption every year on or before May 1st. Even if you signed up for the Income Verification Program (IVP) for ENHANCED STAR, you MUST APPLY for or RENEW the Senior Citizen Aged Exemption EVERY YEAR with your most current income documents.

 

Continue scrolling all the way to the bottom for complete exemption information.

In New York State, under certain criteria, real property may be exempt from taxation.  Most exemptions are partial exemptions.  An exemption reduces one's assessment before the school, town, county, and/or village tax rate is applied to calculate the taxes on a property.  Certain exemptions (like STAR) only apply to school taxes, while others apply to the town, county, and/or village taxes.

The various exemptions have specific eligibility and documentation requirements.  Some of the most common exemptions are noted below. Links to additional exemptions are provided on the right.

STAR Exemption (School Taxes ONLY)

Are you a new STAR applicant?  If so, you need to APPLY for the NYS STAR Credit with New York State Department of Tax & Finance (NYS DTF).

For questions regarding NYS Property Tax Relief Credit call:
518-453-8146

Click here for NYSDTF STAR Exemption Program Information

For questions regarding NYS STAR Credit call: 518-457-2036

2019 NYS STAR Check Delivery Schedule: Delivery Schedule Lookup

Other Exemptions

Information and the most recent applications for additional exemptions, including ClergyNonprofit, and others, can be found at the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance website.


...Continue scrolling for more exemption information and links to applications.

DEADLINE: 

The deadline to apply for or renew an exemption is MAY 1ST every year.

Common Exemption Applications:

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
REGARDING THE SENIOR CITIZENS /
AGED EXEMPTION.

YOU MUST APPLY for or RENEW for the Senior Aged Exemption every year on or before May 1st. Even if you signed up for the Income Verification Program (IVP) for ENHANCED STAR, you MUST APPLY for or RENEW the Senior Citizen Aged Exemption EVERY YEAR with your most current income documents.

 

Park Rules, Regulations and FAQ's – Park rules have been formulated for the protection of all park users.  Following the rules makes it possible for park users to have a safe and enjoyable experience.  If you have any concerns about the rules or the behavior of anyone in the park, please contact the park director or call (914) 939-3553.

Park rangers patrol the park regularly, but you can also ask for help from other staff, include cashiers, parking attendants, lifeguards, and maintenance workers.  The Park Director’s office is in the administration building, and Park Security Office is in the main bathrooms building just west of the showers.  

Lost and Found and other Assistance Procedures – If you find anything, please return it to any member of the Park staff.  The Lost and Found center is at the Director’s Office in the Administration (towers) building.

Hours of operation - The park is open from dawn to midnight.  All cars must be out of the Park before closing time.  The parking lot opens at 9:00 a.m.  Pedestrian entrances to the Park are located along Dearborn, Forest and Rye Beach Avenues.

Rye Town Park is under the legal jurisdiction of the City of Rye.  Rules particular to the park include the following prohibitions:

- Picnicking without a special permit

- Ball playing

- Glassware

-Loud Radios

-Littering 

-Dogs off the leash are not permitted (except from 6am- 9am in the designated area, with proper registration, see below)

Rules and Regulations For Off-Leash Dogs
  • Dogs may only be off leash between the hours of 6-9 am, in the designated area
  • All dogs must be licensed, current with all shots and healthy
  • Dog owners must register with the Rye City Clerk annually - Phone 914 967-7371 for details
  • Please note: Starting In January 2016 there will be a $25 registration fee
  • Dogs off leash must have a registration tag affixed to collar
  • Maximum number of dogs that any one person shall have custody and control over is three
  • Owners/walkers must not leave dogs unattended and shall have dogs under voice control at all times
  • Owners are legally responsible for their dogs and any injuries caused by them
  • Dogs must be discouraged from digging - owners must fill in any holes their dogs dig
  • Aggressive dogs are not permitted

Download Off Leash Permit Application

Beach Rules & Regulations

Below you will find a full list of rules and regulations that all beach & park goers are to follow. If you have any questions or would like to obtain a list for yourself you can contact the Park at (914) 967-0965.

  1. Glassware and bottles are not permitted on the beach
  2. All Children 16 years and younger MUST be accompanied by an adult at all times
  3. Dogs and other pets are not permitted on the beach and are restricted to the north and west end of the park during the regular bathing season
  4. Loud radios are not permitted - any radio that may be heard from more than a 50 ft. radius may constitute a loud radio
  5. Spear or line fishing is not permitted on the beach
  6. The jetty and rocks are closed to the general public
  7. Ball and frisbee playing are only permitted in the designated areas marked by green flags against the rear walls
  8. No large coolers with alcoholic beverages are permitted on the beach, barbecues are allowed by permit only
  9. No small craft is permitted within the swim areas and must remain a distance of 100 ft. from all safety lines; jet skis must remain a distance of 500 ft. from safety lines
  10. Children under 16 years of age must be at all times accompanied by an adult responsible for their behavior while at the facility
  11. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult down to the water's edge
  12. Children with flotation devices must remain in shallow water, and those under the age of 12 must be supervised by an adult at all times
  13. Nude bathing is not permitted at this facility, nor is any patron to act lewdly or in a lascivious manner or wear a bathing suit that may offend public decency
  14. Patrons may fly a kite in the park only
  15. No diving is permitted at this facility
  16. No Fishing is permitted at this facility in the duck pond or in the Long Island Sound Waters
  17. No hunting or harm of ducks at the duck pond is allowed

Community Center Rental Fees:

Package  1 - 5 Hours - includes 1st Floor (Hall 1 & 2, Solarium, & Kitchen)

  • Rental Fee: $1,625
  • Required Security Deposit: $450 (refundable 2-3 weeks after event pending no damage to the property)

Package  2 - 5 Hours - includes 1st Floor (Hall 1 & 2, Solarium)

  • Rental Fee: $1,125
  • Required Security Deposit: $450 (refundable 2-3 weeks after event pending no damage to the property)

W E D D I N G   P A C K A G E   O P T I O N S 

Package 1 - 10 Hours - Includes 1st Floor (Hall 1 & 2, Solarium, Lounge, Kitchen)
With this package you have exclusive use of the grounds, Mansion & Pavilion, there will be no other events scheduled. Rental time includes event, setup, & cleanup

  • Rental Fee: $3,450
  • Additional Hours: $345
  • Required Security Deposit: $550 (refundable 2-3 weeks after your event pending no damage to the property)

Package 2 - 5 Hours - Includes 1st Floor (Hall 1 & 2, Solarium, Lounge, Kitchen)
With this package you have non-exclusive use of the grounds, Mansion & Pavilion, there could be other events scheduled before or during your event. Rental time includes event, setup, & cleanup

  • Rental Fee: $1,400
  • Required Security Deposit: $550 (refundable 2-3 weeks after your event pending no damage to the property)

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Pavilion Rental Fees:

  • $250.00 Security Deposit (refundable 2-3 weeks after event pending no damage to the property)
  • $400.00 for (5) hours
  • $80.00 per additional hour
  • $75.00 for kitchen use
  • $25.00 for ice machine use
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Field Usage Fee: (Soccer Field, Ball Field)

  • 30.00 per hour

Use of Tents

  • You are allowed to use a tent on the grounds during your event
  • Renter is responsible to rent tent from an outside company, Crawford Park does not provide tents
  • $200.00 Fee
  • Insurance certificate required
  • 20x20 or larger is acceptable
  • *Please ask us where tents are permitted on the grounds*

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • The park is open to the public, however, facilities may only be rented by residents. Residents include: Port Chester (10573), Rye Brook (10573) and Rye Neck (10543)
  • Public Bathrooms are on premise and are available to use during your event
  • Garbage bins are provided, but renter is responsible for all set up and clean up
  • All vendors (caterers, performers, equipment suppliers, food trucks, etc.) are required to submit a Certificate of Insurance (COI)
  • If you plan to serve any form of alcohol (wine, beer, liquor), you must obtain an alcohol permit and insurance
  • If you are a non-profit organization please ask us about the rates
  • We do allow bouncy castles and other inflatable houses on the grounds
  • Food Trucks are allowed on premise but must be cleared during your reservation process
  • We do not hold rain dates, it is the renters responsibility to watch the forecast and plan accordingly
Enhanced STAR Exemption for Ages 65+ (Applies to School Taxes ONLY)
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NOTE: This exemption has an income requirement. Please see the back of the application (link below) for the most recent income limit.

If you have a Basic STAR Exemption and you believe you satisfy the age and income requirements, you may want to apply for the Enhanced STAR Exemption, as follows:

  • Owners Must be at least 65 years of age as of December 31 of the year you are filing, or if the property is owned by a married couple or by siblings, will at least one of the spouses or siblings be at least 65 years of age as of December 31st.
  • Total combined income of all owners (and of any owner's spouses residing on the premises) must be less or equal to the current income limit listed on the back of the application.
  • Submit the Enhanced STAR Exemption Application on or before the DEADLINE OF MAY 1st.
  • Submit your Income information along with your proof of age (copy of your driver's license or birth certificate).
  • Submit the mandatory Income Verification Program Application.
  • Applications and supporting documentation must be submitted to the Assessment Department on or before May 1st DEADLINE.

NYS Enhanced STAR Exemption Application (RP-425-E)

NYS Enhanced STAR Mandatory Income Verification Program Application (RP-425-IVP)

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO THE ENHANCED STAR EXEMPTION:

NEW FOR 2019: NYS Department of Tax & Finance will be verifying ALL Enhanced STAR applicants' incomes (that is why NYS made enrollment in the Income Verification Program mandatory). NYS notifies the Assessment Office if an applicant satisfies the income requirement or not. NYS will notify you if your income does not qualify.

NEW FOR 2020: The Assessment Department NO LONGER  WILL BE SENDING RENEWAL APPLICATIONS. Since NYS will be verifying ALL Enhanced STAR applicants' incomes, no renewals are required. NYS will notify us of your exemption annually going forward. NYS will notify you if your income does not qualify.

If you are not sure if you qualify for the Enhanced STAR Exemption, you should check with the Assessment Office.

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Senior Citizens with Limited Income Exemption (Town, County, Village & School Taxes)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE SENIOR CITIZENS / AGED EXEMPTION:
YOU MUST APPLY for or RENEW the Senior Aged Exemption every year on or before May 1st. Even if you signed up for the Income Verification Program (IVP) for ENHANCED STAR, you MUST APPLY for or RENEW this exemption with the Assessment Office EVERY YEAR with your most current income documents.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • You must own your primary residence for at least 1 year prior to May 1st. 
  • You must be 65 years of age on or before May 1st.  If your birthday is after May 1st, you will have to apply in the following year.
  • Submit a signed and dated exemption application (see link below) on or before the DEADLINE OF MAY 1st.
  • Submit a copy of your driver's license or birth certificate (to verify your age).
  • Submit a copy of your deed.
  • Submit the appropriate year's tax return (preferably federal 1040), along with copies of ALL income documents that you would normally provide to an accountant to prepare your tax return. This includes, but is not limited to (a) a copy of your end of year Social Security Statement, (b) any and ALL copies of all 1099's, (c) ALL year end IRA account statements (even those for which a distribution has not been taken), and (d) ALL NON-TAXABLE INCOME (such as tax free interest, non taxable railroad & NYS pensions, non taxable disability income, etc.).
  • TOTAL income [including the full social security amount(s)] of all owners/spouses cannot exceed $37,399 (subject to change should the town/county adopt new income limits).
  • Apply for the Enhanced STAR Exemption and sign up for the NYS mandatory Income Verification Program (IVP).

Once granted by the Assessment Office, this exemption MUST be renewed every year because of the income requirement.  This office sends renewals forms by the end of January.

Application for Partial Tax Exemption for Real Property of Senior Citizens

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VETERANS EXEMPTIONS (City, County & School Taxes [if school district has adopted])
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  • Requirements for both the Alternative Veterans and Cold War Veterans Exemptions are similar.
  • Property must be your primary residence.
  • Eligible to veterans and un-remarried surviving spouses of veterans.

As proof of service, you need to provide a copy of your DD-214 (available after 1950).  If you cannot locate, see link or write to:

National Personnel Records Center
Military Personnel Records
9700 Page Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63132-5100

Please note that active military personnel and reservists are not eligible.

Alternative Veterans

* Served during and honorably discharged from a designated period of war or during a Congressional approved combat conflict (received a medal of honor), as follows:

      Designated Periods of War:

  • Persian Gulf conflict (8/2/90 - present)
  • Vietnam War (2/28/61 - 5/7/75)
  • Korean War (6/27/50 - 1/31/55)
  • World War II (12/7/41 - 12/31/46)

* Eligible for the school veteran's exemption.

Please refer to the application form (see links) for all of the specific details and requirements.

Cold War

* Served during and honorably discharged during the defined Cold War Period (9/2/1945 to 12/26/1991) not during a "designated period of war" noted above.

* Once granted, this exemption does not need to be renewed.

*  NOT eligible for the school veteran's exemption.

Please refer to the application form (see links below) for all of the specific details and requirements.

Related Applications:

Veterans Exemption in the News:

Journal News Tax Watch:  New Law Authorizes School Districts to Give Veterans Property Tax Exemptions