For residents 65 years of age and older, the deadline to renew your Enhanced STAR and Senior Citizens exemptions is Friday, March 1st.


At least one owner needs to be 65 years of age (or turning 65 before 12/31/19).  Eligibility is based on income reported to the IRS and NYS in 2017 for all owners and anyone else living in the home.  The maximum income to receive Enhanced STAR is $86,300 and the maximum for the Senior Citizens exemption is $33,000.  For those who are no longer required to file tax returns, there is a worksheet to verify income.


These exemptions are very important to our older citizens and we don’t want to see anyone lose them simply because they didn’t renew.  North Elba residents were sent renewal applications in November, so if they have been misplaced or help is needed completing them, please visit our office at the North Elba Town Hall or call our exemption coordinator, Deb Mueller, at (518) 523-1975.  For those who don’t live in the Town of North Elba, please contact your town assessor.


More information about these exemptions is also available at the following websites:

https://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/star/eligibility.htm and





Town of North Elba and Village of Lake Placid Joint Meeting Video- Vacation Rental Law

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Welcome to the Town of North Elba, wherein lies the Olympic Village of Lake Placid in the heart of the great Adirondack Park. This website serves as a community resource to guide and assist you.  "Expressions of Our Community" is an image gallery highlighting the work of local photographers and illustrating the natural beauty of this entrancing region. We hope that you will find the information both useful and interesting. 

While we strive to preserve our Olympic heritage, having hosted the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Winter Games, Lake Placid remains committed to offering a quality lifestyle and enjoyable family experience. As residents of this renowned mountain community know, this is truly a beautiful, historical and magical place to live.

The diversity and heritage of this small town brings thousands of visitors each year to explore, relax and enjoy this very special place. Whether you relish a family thrill ride down the Toboggan Chute, behold a world class sporting event, or share a round of golf with friends on our Craig Wood Golf Course, Lake Placid offers an everlasting and memorable experience.

The Lake Placid/North Elba region: a quiet getaway, a family vacation or an extraordinary adventure for a weekend or a lifetime. . . I look forward to seeing you around town.

Robert "Roby" Politi