To check the Nassau property tax rate, visit the county's website at NassauCountyNY.gov. Click on Land Records Viewer. Enter the section, block and lot of the desired area, or search for an area by the address. To search by address, enter a property's house number and street name, but omit the artery and any directional terms from the street name. Next input the town and ZIP code and click Search.
Through the Land Records Viewer, users can see most of the information that the Department of Assessment oversees, explains Nassau County. The available information includes tax rates, past taxes, photos of the property, comparable sales and exemptions. Users can also view assessment roll data, tax maps and district data. The viewer is connected to the county's geographic information system and provides users with helpful information from that system as well.
Nassau County residents may be eligible for certain exemptions on their property taxes, notes the county's website. New York residents who own their homes and occupy these dwellings as their primary residences are eligible for a basic school tax relief, or STAR, exemption provided that their annual household income is equal to or less than $500,000. A senior citizen whose annual income is equal to or less than the statewide standard may receive an enhanced STAR exemption for his primary residence. If a property is co-owned by spouses or by siblings, only one owner must be at least 65 years old by December 31st of the year in which the homeowners desire to apply the exemption.
Nassau County homeowners may be eligible for additional exemptions, including a veterans, senior citizen, limited income disability, home improvement or Cold War veteran exemption, reports the county's website. There is also an exemption for volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers.