Town of Irondequoit
1280 Titus Avenue
Rochester, New York 14617
Office Hours: Monday - Friday,
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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 role; administration of the complaint (grievance)/tax certiorari procedure; administration of exemptions; administration of the STAR program; and management of the continuous townwide revaluation effort. The Town has a New York State certified Assessor appointed to a term of six years.
This site was created to provide easily accessible, up-to-date assessment information on all residential and commercial properties in the Town of Irondequoit. It is your primary research tool for the Irondequoit tax roll. We hope you'll find all you need to know on this site.
Lake Ontario and Connected Waterways Assessment Relief Act
The Irondequoit Town Board has voted to opt-in to New York State's Lake Ontario and Connected Waterways Assessment Relief Act. This act allows homeowners who were adversely impacted by the severe flooding experienced this year to apply for a one-year reassessment on the improved value of your property based on the damage incurred. The act waives the typical State deadline of March 1st to apply for a property assessment.
The new deadline for waterfront property owners to apply for assessment relief under this act is, November 7th, 2017. Anyone interested in applying for assessment relief should submit an application to the Town Assessor's Office (1280 Titus Avenue, first floor).
For more information on this relief act, please visit the NYS website at: https://www.tax.ny.gov/research/property/Lake_Ontario_Legislation.htm
Why Are Property Assessments Important?
Property assessments are necessary to equitably distribute the tax burden among all property owners based upon 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.
What If I Don't Agree With My Assessed Value?
All property owners have the right to a review of their property assessment. The process by which assessments may be challenged involves the following three options:
- Informal Hearing
- Formal Grievance Process
- Small Claims Court
Informal Assessment Reviews Accepted Year-Round. Determinations Will Be Made March 1 - April 15. If, after an Informal Hearing, you are not satisfied with the value placed on your property, you may utilize the formal grievance procedure to appeal an assessment.
NOTE: The Informal Review does not take the place of the Formal Grievance Application.
More information on the formal grievance procedure is provided below:
NOTE: Irondequoit requires that you submit two sets of the application with documentation.