New York State is sending homeowners a check.

If you are a homeowner and eligible, get ready for your check to come in the mail and if you do not see it, make sure that you contact your town or village. The average check statewide is $778 for the Basic STAR check and $1,407 for Enhanced Star.

It's called the STAR check and it's purpose is the State of New York offering some relief for your town or school tax bill. To be clear, you must be enrolled in the rebate and if you are not, you can check your eligibility in the link below.

What is the STAR check?

The School Tax Relief (STAR) program offers property tax relief to eligible New York State homeowners. If you are eligible and enrolled in the STAR program, you'll receive your benefit each year as a check from New York State.

How do I get signed up to receive the STAR check from New York State?

You must sign up for the program otherwise, you will not get a check. You can do it online or by phone.

When will I get the New York State STAR check? When is New York State sending out the homeowners check?

You can see the status of the STAR checks for each town and school district here. It is super easy to use the LOOK UP feature. All you have to do is pick the county that you live in, the school district and you will see the DELIVERY STATUS of your check.

Right now for most Erie County and Genesee County districts, the checks will be mailed out by the end of the week. For example:

"We expect to begin mailing STAR credit checks in your school district in August, and we will continue to mail them throughout the following weeks."

UPDATE: The Director of Communications and Outreach, Geoff Gloak says that checks will be mailed out by mid-September for most Erie and Genesee County districts.

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