It is important to understand the difference between the full market value and the assessed value of your property. The City of Schenectady does not have homestead vs. non-homestead tax rates. You may not grieve the loss of an exemption unless you had applied by taxable status day (March 1) and were denied the exemption.
If you had an extenuating medical situation that prevented you from applying by the March 1 deadline (for Enhanced STAR exemption only), please ask a member of the Bureau of Assessment about your situation. Please make sure to read the directions thoroughly before preparing your application. The instructions for the grievance application can be found on the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance website.(ORPTS) website.