Assessor's Office

Enza Mineo
Assessor
Town of Irondequoit
1280 Titus Avenue
Rochester, New York 14617
(585) 336-6055
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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.


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.

  1. 2018 Assessment
  2. Assessment
  3. Exemption

A Note from our Assessor:

The Town of Irondequoit is in the beginning stages of it 2018 town-wide reassessment, as required by state law. The goal of a reassessment, as defined by state law, is to ensure that all properties in a municipality are assessed at their market value.

The Town is committed to conducting this process with transparency, and to serve as a resource for residents with questions.

Recently, all homeowners should have received a Data Verification form from the Assessor’s Office. While the bulk of the work of the reassessment will occur in 2017, this form helps the town maintain accurate baseline information about each property. At times, our records are not accurate at Town Hall, which is why we appreciate in advance your completion of this form by November 1st.

If you have any questions, please contact the Assessor’s Office at 336-6055, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or come visit us on the first floor of Town Hall.

Important Legal Dates on the Assessment Calendar

Taxable status date: March 1
Tentative assessment roll filed: May 1
Grievance Day: Fourth Tuesday in May
Final assessment roll filed: July 1

ALL Exemptions must be filed by March 1

2016 Final Roll
2016 Tentative Roll
NOTE: This roll is 5,323 pages. Please be careful when printing.



Exemption Information

Application Deadline: March 1st



STAR Exemption (School Tax Relief)
New property owners can register for a STAR Credit at NYS Dept. of Taxation and Finance
 
Due to new legislation, New York State Dept. of Taxation and Finance (NYSTF) is changing the STAR exemption program to a credit program. This means that new property owners filing for STAR benefits will receive a check directly from New York State instead of receiving a property tax exemption. The amount of the benefit will be the same. Please see the information below to see how this may affect Basic and Enhanced STAR exemptions.
 

Basic Star

Available for owner-occupied, primary residences where the resident owners’ and their spouses’ income is less than $500,000.
 
Property owners who currently receive a Basic STAR exemption on their school tax bill will continue to. 
 
New property owners must register with New York State Dept. of Taxation and Finance - Not the Town of Irondequoit - at NYSTF, or contact the NYSTF Call Center at (518) 457-2036 to receive Basic STAR. These property owners, if eligible, will receive a check in the amount of their benefit and NOT a reduction on their school tax bill.
 
Enhanced STAR
Provides an increased benefit for the primary residences of senior citizens (age 65 and older) with qualifying incomes - $86,000* or less for the 2017-2018 school year. *Subject to change.
 
Property owners who currently receive an Enhanced STAR exemption on their school tax bill will continue to receive the benefit as an exemption on their school tax bill. However, if you currently receive an Enhanced STAR benefit, you must still file your renewal and income verification with the Town by March 1 of every year.
 
New property owners must register with New York State Dept. of Taxation and Finance - Not the Town of Irondequoit - at NYSTF, or contact the NYSTF Call Center at (518) 457-2036 to receive Enhanced STAR. These property owners, if eligible, will receive a check in the amount of their benefit and NOT a reduction on their school tax bill.
 
Enhanced STAR Application: RP-425-E Form
Enhanced STAR Renewal Application: RP-425-Rnw Form
Enhanced STAR Income Verification Program: RP-425-IVP Form
 
Senior Citizens
For residential property with owner 65 or older, which is the primary residence of the owner, maximum household income of $37,400 for Town/County; School district maximums differ. 
 
Instructions – RP-467 Instructions
Application – RP-467 Form
 
Veterans
For residential properties owned by a veteran {or unmarried surviving spouse} which is the primary residence of the owner, who served in the U.S. armed forces during a period of war as specified in RPTL 458a. There are three different property tax exemptions available to veterans who have served in the U. S. Armed Forces, including veterans who have served in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. For information on available veterans’ exemptions please go to: Veterans' Exemptions
 
Alternative Veterans’ Exemption:
Instructions – RP-458-a Instructions
Application – RP-458-a Form
 
Cold War Veterans’ Exemption:
Instructions – RP-458-b Instructions
Application – RP-458-b Form
 
Eligible Funds Exemption:
Instructions – RP-458 Instructions
Application – RP-458 Form
 
Disabled
For residential property with an owner and primary resident who receives Social Security disability payments, Railroad Retirement disability benefits, or has a state certificate designating them as legally blind. The maximum household income of $37,400 for Town/County; School district maximums differ.
 
Instructions – RP-459 Instructions
Application – RP-459 Form
Renewal – RP-459-c-Rnw Form
 
Capital Improvements to Residential Property
For one and two family houses which have undergone reconstruction, alteration, or improvement. The cost of the improvements must be at least $3,000. Expenditures for maintenance do not qualify. The exemption applies to an increase in assessed value due to the improvements.
 
Instructions – RP-485-a Instructions
Application – 
RP-485-a Form

 
Business Investment Exemption
For construction, alteration, or improvement of commercial or industrial property. The cost of the improvements must be at least $10,000. Expenditures for maintenance do not qualify. The exemption applies to a resultant increase in assessed value due to the improvements.
 
Instructions – RP-485-b Instructions
Application – RP-485-b Form
 
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Assessor's Office
Town of Irondequoit
1280 Titus Avenue
Rochester, NY 14617