Tax Exemptions

The Town of Hempstead does not set your property tax assessment, but we can help to lower your taxes. The town participates in several tax exemption programs. Residents may be eligible to receive a Senior Citizens, Veterans, Disability/Limited Income, STAR, Home Improvement and/or Volunteer Firefighters and Ambulance Personnel exemption.

Please note that New York State has made changes to the filing procedures for the STAR program for NEW homeowners. Further information is available on the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance website

The deadline for filing tax exemption applications for the 2024-2025 Assessment Roll with the Nassau County Department of Assessment is January 2, 2024.

Tax Exemption applications may be obtained from the Nassau County Department of Assessment by calling 516-571-1500.

Property Location

If the property is located within an incorporated village or in the City of Long Beach, applications (except the STAR Exemptions) must be filed with both the Nassau County Department of Assessment and with the Village or City Clerk/Assessor.