Town of Cornwall
Office of the Assessor





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Maria Pastena


Kitty Fiorello
Asst. Assessor - Ext. 124
Alley Casamenti
Assessor Clerk - Ext. 125
Donna Henderson
Assessor Clerk - Ext. 131

Phone: (845) 534-7290
Fax: (845) 534-7299

183 Main Street
Cornwall, NY 12518

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
(Except Holidays)

Welcome to the Town Assessor

Alternative Veterans' Exemption Information

The Alternative Veterans' Exemption provides a property tax exemption of 15% of assessed value to veterans who served during wartime and an additional 10% to those who served in a combat zone. The law also provides an additional exemption to disabled veterans equal to one-half of their service-connected disability ratings. The exemption only applies to the primary residence of the veteran. The application form for the exemption is available in our office or it can be downloaded. Applications must be filed with our office by our taxable status date March 1st.


The legal title to the property must be in the name of the veteran or the spouse of the veteran or both, or the unremarried surviving spouse of the veteran.


The exemption is available to veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. armed services during:

· Persian Gulf Conflict (on or after August 2, 1990);
· Vietnam War (November 1, 1955 - May 7, 1975);
· Korean War (June 27, 1950 - January 31,1955);
· World War II (December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946);
· World War I (April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918);
· Mexican Border Period (May 9, 1916 - April 5, 1917) or
· Spanish-American War (April 21, 1898 - July 4, 1902).

The dates of the Korean and Vietnam Wars and the Persian Gulf Conflict are prescribed in the State law, while the dates of the other wars are derived from Federal law.  Also eligible for the exemption are certain individuals who served during World War II in the U.S. Merchant Marine.

Veterans who do not meet the eligibility requirements listed above may be eligible for the Cold War Veteran's Exemption.

Information to Prove Eligibility

The veteran must also provide his or her discharge or release from the U.S. Armed Forces under honorable conditions.  Form DD-214, which you should have received upon separation from the service, contains some of the information our office needs to determine your eligibility.  Other written documentation also may help to prove eligibility, such as a copy of discharge orders, VA documentation for disability rating, etc.

The documents submitted must verify that the veteran's service was during a period of war or that the veteran received an Armed Forces expeditionary medal, a Navy expeditionary medal, a Marine Corps expeditionary medal, or a Global War on Terrorism expeditionary medal.  If the veteran seeks the additional exemption(s) available under the law, proof must be provided to show service in a combat zone and/or a service-connected disability.

Important Dates to Remember


Taxable Status Date, filing deadline for ALL exemptions.


Tentative Roll Date & assessment changes mailed to property owners.
Assessment Roll available for review.


Grievance Day, to file a formal appeal with the Board of Assessment Review.


Final Assessment Roll filed.


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Upcoming Events

Joint Special Meeting - Water Services

Feb 29, 2024 7:00 PM — Feb 29, 2024 8:00 PM   
Event details


Notice is hereby given that the Town Board of Cornwall and Village of Cornwall on Hudson Board of Trustees will hold a joint Special Meeting on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. at Village Hall, 325 Hudson Street, Cornwall on Hudson 12520 to discuss an Intermunicipal Agreement for Water Services and any other business that may come before the Boards.


Doris Wickiser, Village Clerk

  • Time
    Feb 29, 2024 7:00 PM — Feb 29, 2024 8:00 PM

Planning Board Meeting

Mar 04, 2024 7:00 PM — Mar 04, 2024 8:00 PM   
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    Mar 04, 2024 7:00 PM — Mar 04, 2024 8:00 PM

CCAC Meeting

Mar 05, 2024 7:00 PM — Mar 05, 2024 8:00 PM   
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    Mar 05, 2024 7:00 PM — Mar 05, 2024 8:00 PM

Town Board Work Session

Mar 12, 2024 7:00 PM — Mar 12, 2024 8:00 PM   
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    Mar 12, 2024 7:00 PM — Mar 12, 2024 8:00 PM

Planning Board Work Session

Mar 14, 2024 1:30 PM — Mar 14, 2024 2:30 PM   
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    Mar 14, 2024 1:30 PM — Mar 14, 2024 2:30 PM