The Town Assessor’s duties and responsibilities are determined by the New York State Real Property Tax Law and include:
Preparation of the annual assessment roll
Administration of the complaint (grievance)/tax certiorari procedure
Administration of exemptions
Administration of the STAR program
Management of the continuous townwide revaluation effort
The Town has a New York State-certified Assessor appointed to a term of six years.
Importance of Property Assessments
Property assessments are necessary to equitably distribute the tax burden among all property owners based on the market value of their property. Properties are appraised so that some of the costs associated with providing services, such as public education, fire and police protection, roads, and utilities, can be allocated to property owners in proportion to the market value of their individual properties.
See the links below to learn more about the assessment process:
The Town-Wide Reassessment Project is ongoing. To learn about the project, below is a public presentation from 2022, or please attend our live Public Information Presentation on January 26, 2023, at 6 pm at Town Hall.
For more information please call the Assessor's Office at 585-336-6055.