Approved Solicitors | Key Information | Solicitor Facts | Solicitor's Application

A Solicitor is a person doing business through the acts of selling or offering for sale, soliciting orders, demonstrating or making estimates on goods, services or merchandise directly to the public in the public streets and public places or by going from house to house whether by appointment, referral, uninvited solicitation, route salesman or party plan within the Town of Irondequoit.

To view the Irondequoit Town Code related to Peddling and Soliciting, please click here.

Approved Companies

Company / OrganizationValid
Erie Construction2/7/18 to 5/7/18


Key Information

Solicitors will be carrying a yellow cardstock badge with the following information:

  • Company Name
  • Solicitor’s name, age, height, and eye color
  • Town Clerk’s signature
  • Issuing date
  • Expiration date
  • Town Seal

Solicitor Facts

  • Every solicitor approved by the Town of Irondequoit MUST provide a current background check with their application.
  • They MUST carry a Solicitor License issued by the Town of Irondequoit.
  • Solicitor’s may not sell or vend within 250 feet of any school property between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on school days, nor enter upon private property for the purpose of soliciting before the hour of 10:00 a.m. or after ½ hour before sunset of any day, except upon the prior invitation of the householder or occupant.
  • If the solicitor cannot provide proof of approval by the Town, call 911.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding solicitation or the process of approval please feel free to call Alison Zappolo at 336-7079 in the Town Clerk’s Office for further details. Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Town-Wide Reassessment

Timeline | Reassessment Update | Reassessment Info | Helpful Links | FAQs

In early 2017, the Town Board passed a resolution supporting the Assessor in completing a town-wide reassessment for the 2018 Assessment roll. The Town is committed in informing residents about the process by which the revaluation will occur.

A town-wide reassessment has not occurred in Irondequoit since 2008, and because the real estate market is always changing, the assessments need to be reviewed for equity. At present, the State of New York has determined Irondequoit is assessed at 94% of its overall market value. With that information, it has been determined that a town-wide reassessment is warranted, to re-establish equity between properties and put the Town’s assessments at 100% of market value.

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.

Reassessment Timeline:

LATE 2016 - DATA VERIFICATION FORM MAILED TO RESIDENTS. Every property owner received a data verification form to fill out and return to the assessor’s office. This allows the town to have accurate baseline information about each property.

FALL / WINTER 2017 – FIELD WORK. Technology has changed our ability to review properties, however, some properties still require a field review to best determine the value. The Town will conduct field reviews of certain properties, using qualified appraisers.

WINTER 2017 / SPRING 2018 – NEW ASSESSMENT ESTABLISHED / INFORMAL HEARINGS. After comparing the data and information collected with recent property sales, the Assessor will establish an assessed value for each property. Every property owner will receive an Impact Notice from the Town, which will have their property preliminary assessed value.

The Impact Notice will outline a process by which a property owner can talk over their assessment. The first opportunity to discuss this assessment will be through informal hearings with representative for the Assessor’s office. The number to call to schedule an appointment will be on your Impact Notice.

While these hearings are informal, we do ask that resident come prepared with applicable information about their property and any comparable sales in their neighborhood. The hearing officer will then determine if a review of the property is warranted. If the value is amended, the property owner will receive a Change Notice, after the informal hearings have been completed.

MAY 1ST, 2018- TENTATIVE ROLL IS FILED. At this point, the process reverts back to the annual process by which the Town sets its assessment roll. The Tentative Roll is filed on May 1st of every year, which allows for another opportunity to be heard through the annual assessment challenge process, also known as the Grievance Process. Residents may meet with the Board of Assessment Review upon an application being filed with the Town before the fourth Tuesday in May to discuss their tentative assessment. The Board of Assessment Review is an independent board and not part of the Assessor’s Office.


Supervisor Dave Seeley announced that the Irondequoit Assessor’s Office has completed much of the work required for the Town wide property reassessment and will soon be mailing impact notices to all property owners in Irondequoit, outlining any increases or decreases to the assessed value of their property.

Irondequoit has gone nearly a decade without a full reassessment, which has caused the assessment of all property in town to not keep pace with the modest increase in the market value of properties over the past ten years, as most homes in Irondequoit have had the same assessed value since 2008.

Of all the Irondequoit property sales recorded in 2017 on the Monroe County Real Property website, the average sale price was $124,274, while the average assessed value of those homes was $115,807 (7% underassessed). In 2017, the Town received notice from the State of New York that it’s equalization rate had fallen to 94 percent, necessitating a thorough canvass of the Town.

Just last year (2017), home values in Irondequoit continued to increase, as was the case throughout Monroe County. According to data provided by the Greater Rochester Association of Realtors, as of December 15th, 2017, the median 2017 sale price of a single-family home in Irondequoit was $118,000. At that point in time in 2016, the median sale value was $112,500.

“The assessment of real property is one of the core functions of Town government,” said Supervisor Seeley. “Our goal has been to provide transparency to what is a very nuanced and complex process, in the interest of having our property assessed at its fair market value.”

Reassessments and Property Taxes
The Towng has received many inquiries regarding the impact to property taxes in Irondequoit. Supervisor Seeley has been quick to point out that just because the assessed value of a home increases, it doesn’t automatically mean the taxes will increase, especially now that the state property tax cap has been put into effect.

Furthermore, in many instances, if the change in assessed value of a property is exceeded by the change in overall Town wide assessment, there is a chance that property taxes may decrease. Ultimately, the impact will be determined when the school districts, fire districts, County and Town set their tax rates, all of whom are subject to the property tax cap. Again, the property tax cap has effectively put downward pressure on tax levy increases, since its inception, with Irondequoit being no exception as the town tax rate has not increased since 2010.

The Process
Upon receiving their impact notice in the second or third week of February, property owners will have the option of appealing their initial assessment. The first opportunity to do this will come via an informal review with the Assessor’s office, which may be scheduled by calling: 336-6055, online at or visiting the Assessor’s office in person on the first floor of Town Hall. The impact notice will also have additional information about the reassessment process.

These informal reviews provide an opportunity for the property owner to engage the Assessor, ask questions and present data about their property or comparable sales that might trigger an amendment to the assessment.

Residents are encouraged to use a variety of resources available. This includes an organized list of all recent sales in Irondequoit, which can be viewed at Town offices, the Town library or on the Assessor’s page on the Town website. Additionally, residents may conduct queries of recent comparable sales in their neighborhood on the Monroe County Real Property Tax page at:

The informal hearing may result in a change to the assessed value. These hearings are not negotiations but serve the purpose of providing the Assessor with additional information that may have altered the initial assessment. Regardless, all residents partaking in an informal review will receive correspondence from the Town as a follow-up by May 1st.

After these informal hearings, the process reverts to the annual sequence of events, with the tentative roll being set on May 1st, followed by grievance challenges which take place before the Board of Assessment review.

“The purpose of reassessment is to provide equity within our tax roll. Above all, we want to get it right, and our Assessor’s office is committed to working with every resident to do so,” said Seeley. “Our goal is to conduct this in a transparent manner, and live up to our mission of setting an accurate tax roll.”

Reassessment Information:


As defined in Section 102 of NYS Real Property Tax Law, a reassessment is a: “systematic analysis of all locally assessed parcels to assure that all assessments are at a stated uniform percentage of value as of the valuation date of the assessment roll upon which the assessment appears.”

A Re-assessment, sometimes called a revaluation, is the process of collecting and verifying property data from all properties in a town and reviewing Market Analysis. This allows the town to equalize of all properties within a municipality for the purpose of a fair distribution of the tax burden.


The goal is equity. If we assume that everyone is consistently assessed at 100%, then the assessments would be fair and equitable. Since, the last reassessment in 2008, the real estate market has seen some dramatic activity, not only in the number of sales, but in the price of real estate. However, not all properties will appreciate in value at the same rate. After a period of time without a revaluation and systematic analysis of property values, the equity is no longer present.


Market value is determined by analyzing valid real estate sales in the Town. These sales are used to determine the value of other properties in the Town that have not recently sold. The Assessor does not set market value, but uses market value to assess a property.


Property owners are encouraged to educate themselves on the market value of their own property. Tips to do so include: obtaining a reasonable estimate of the market value of the property. A book of recent sales with photos is available in the Assessor’s office, on the Town’s website and at the Town Library. Furthermore, you may also look at the Saturday real estate section of the D&C, and the internet has made research much simpler to help property owners obtain information about comparable sales in their neighborhood.


Each property owner will be sent an Impact Notice in early 2018 that will have the preliminary assessed value of their home. An opportunity for an informal review is available to any property owner who would like to discuss their value with the team assigned to the informal review hearings. The hearing scheduling process will also be detailed in the notice you receive from the town.

At a hearing, the property owner can voice concerns and provide the Assessor’s Office additional information about their property. The hearing officer will then determine if a review of the property is warranted. If the value is amended, the property owner will be informed in a Change Notice, to be sent after all the informal hearings are complete. At this point, the process will revert back to its annual form, with a tentative assessment roll being filed on May 1st, and an opportunity to have a formal hearings with the Board of Assessment Review, taking place on the fourth Tuesday in May of 2018.

NOTE: An application must be file with the Assessor’s, Office before the fourth Tuesday in May in order to have a hearing with the Board of Assessment Review. These hearings will be held at the Irondequoit Public Library.


The goal of any reassessment it to ensure equity in assessment, which helps fairly distribute the property tax burden, which then funds the property tax levy. The property tax levy is the amount of money that the Town Board determined annually is needed to fund town services, such as police, road repair and sewer maintenance. You might be thinking, “How can my assessment increase and my taxes not go up?” Remember, assessments are merely a base used to apportion the tax burden. The tax burden is the amount that your municipality collects for the operation of all the taxing jurisdictions, School, County and Town and special districts. Some might say that if the Town’s assessed value increased, then this will allow the Board to increase the tax levy, proportionately, while not increasing the tax rate. Even if any Town Board desired to do this, residents should be reminded that the NYS Property Tax cap now prevents large increases to the tax levy.

Helpful Links:

Application for Redevelopment of 4530 St. Paul Blvd.
(AKA 41 Colebrook Drive)

The coordinated environmental review pursuant to New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) is underway currently. Therefore, it is difficult to provide the exact dates for future decisions. Below is the proposed order in which decisions would be made for this application.

  • SEQRA – The next step requires the Town Board to make its Determination of Significance regarding the coordinated environmental review related to this project. This may occur at the Town Board’s August 15th meeting. However, if more time for review is needed, SEQRA could extend until September 19th.

  • Rezoning Decision – Once SEQRA is complete, the Town Board needs to render its decision on the proposed rezoning. If the Board denies the application, no further reviews/decisions would be required. If the Board approves the rezoning, then the other two Boards would need to act on the applications before them.

  • Site Plan and Subdivision – The Planning Board will consider the site plan and subdivision application related to the proposed new use of the building. This review and approval would likely be taken up first since the Planning Board’s decision(s) may affect what variances are needed.

  • Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) – Area variances related to the creation of a new lot around the existing building and the related plans for shared parking and access between the newly created lot and the existing church parcel would need to be reviewed and approved by the ZBA.

Below the application materials are provided. Please note that the site plan and floor plan documents under the Planning Board are the same plans being reviewed by all boards.

Town Board Application Materials

Planning Board Application Materials

Zoning Board Application Materials

Additional Information

Refuse & Recycling in Irondequoit FAQ

Do I have to have garbage pick up?

  • Yes, each household in Irondequoit is required to have garbage removal from a licensed waste hauler.

What waste haulers have a license to operate in the Town?

  • Click here for a list of current waste haulers that have obtained a license to haul waste in the town. This includes residential, commercial, and dumpster/Roll-Off use.

Can any waste hauler work in the Town?

  • Yes, as long as they have a valid license/permit to operate in the Town. A license is required so ensure that providers carry appropriate insurance and abide by town codes.

I am cleaning out the basement and have a large amount of debris to get rid of. Will my waste hauler take it?

  • Please consider donating some of the re-usable items. Otherwise, you should contact your waste hauler to ask them about large amount of debris for pick up. You may also wish to consider ordering a small dumpster/Roll-Off. A list of licenses dumpster haulers is listed above.

I am having some work done on my house. What happens with the construction material?

  • Typically your contractor is responsible for removing any debris created from work that they perform. You may wish to contact your waste hauler to see what their specific guidelines are regarding debris generated from work that you have done yourself.

Are there special requirements for disposing of old paint, chemicals, cleaners, etc.?

  • Yes, these items are considered hazardous waste and must be disposed off properly. The Town has a hazardous waste drop off every other fall on odd calendar years. Monroe County has a site for disposing of hazardous waste at Eco Park, 10 Avion Drive that is available year round. Please contact Monroe County at or call 753-7600 (option #3) for more information.

How can I properly dispose of electronics and old televisions?

  • You may dispose of items at the Monroe County Eco Park site at 10 Avion Drive. Monroe County Eco Park can be reached at or 753-7600 (option #3) for more information. Please note that some items may require a fee for disposal.

    The Town of Irondequoit typically offers one Electronics Recycling Drop Off Day per year. This event is free to all residents. When available, information on our Electronics Recycling Drop Off Day is posted on the Events Calendar, our Facebook Page, and Twitter account.

When can I put refuse out for pick up?

  • Refuse should be placed at the curb no earlier than 4:00pm on the day prior to your scheduled pickup.

Are low volume rates offered for residents?

  • Yes, per town code, each residential waste hauler is required to provide a low volume rate for households that have small amounts of refuse. Check with the waste haulers for further information.

How do I dispose of yard waste that is not picked up by the Town?

  • The Town will pick up loose (NOT TIED) tree limbs and bushes that residents generate themselves. Please note that this service is strictly for residents that perform the work themselves. Loose tree limbs and brush are picked up during specific scheduled times which can be found by clicking here. Your waste hauler is responsible for picking up any bagged or containerized debris.

    Contractors are required to remove any debris that they generate on behalf of the homeowner.

Who is responsible for picking up leaves?

  • Your waste hauler is responsible for picking up leaves that are containerized. The Town does offer a drop off location for leaves at Camp Eastman during the fall. The Town DOES NOT pick up leaves.

Who is responsible for picking up recycled items?

Community Mediation

The things our neighbors do can sometimes be a source of irritation and hostility -- from the way they maintain (or don't maintain) their property to the way they let their dogs bark all night long to the way their park their vehicles. Often, these minor annoyances are not addressed and silent resentment begins to build, leading to additional frustration, anger, and the threat of potential retaliation.

Talking with your neighbor is the best way to reduce the tension and solve the problem, but there are times when neighbors simply can't work out their disputes and must find some way to live together despite their differences.

That is where Community Mediation comes in. With the guidance of professionally trained and certified mediators, neighbors can come together in a neutral setting to resolve their dispute in a way that fosters creativity, communication, and compromise – and avoids the cost and hassle of the alternatives (lawsuits, police action, relocation, retaliation).

The Center for Dispute Settlement offers a full range of community mediation services to Irondequoit residents at a reasonable fee (generally $10 per party). For more information, please click here.

Please note that the Town is not the proper forum for resolving protracted conflicts between neighbors.

Again, most conflicts can be resolved by simply talking directly with your neighbor.

See our Steps to Resolution for information that may be helpful to you in addressing neighborhood concerns.

See also our Suggestions for Preventing Conflict with Neighbors for tips on living peacefully with your neighbor.

Simple consideration and appropriate communication with your neighbor may be all that is necessary to prevent conflicts from occurring or escalating.