Registration for Expanded Property Tax Exemptions Opens Sept. 5

Published on August 15, 2023

Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh announced the application period for city homeowners will open Tuesday, Sept. 5 for expanded property tax exemptions for seniors and persons with disabilities. The Syracuse Common Council approved legislation Monday that adopts a state-approved expansion of eligibility for the partial exemption from City, School, and County property taxes for owner-occupants in the City of Syracuse.  

Under new eligibility requirements, people 65 years of age and older and person with disabilities with limited incomes who make up to $58,399.99 can quality for break on property taxes on a sliding scale.  The percentage of exemption maxes at 50% and declines as the eligible income levels go up. The previous maximum income was $37,399.99.

“Seniors and people with disabilities should look carefully at this exemption to determine if they qualify and contact our Assessment Department if they have questions or want to register. The action we’ve taken with the Common Council makes people with substantially higher incomes eligible to reduce their property tax burden,” said Mayor Walsh.”

The income eligibility for both the seniors and persons with disabilities are the same:

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The City will open the application period on Sept. 5 in the Department of Assessment in Suite 130 on the first floor of Syracuse City Hall, 233 E. Washington Street, 315-448-8270.  Registration information will also be available online at

The expanded property tax exemption is in addition to the Basic and Enhanced STAR tax exemptions.