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.
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.
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
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 three - five sets of the application with documentation.