2018 Tentative Assessments are availale on our OARS system (above - search property information) or on the Town's main page - under Quick Links / Assessment Roll
Board of Assessment Review
If a property owner is dissatisfied with their assessment, they may appeal to the Board of Assessment Review on Grievance Day - Tuesday, May 22nd from 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 pm. To file an appeal, a complaint form (NYS form RP-524) must be completed and filed with the assessor's office. Complaint forms are available in the assessor's office or below. Once we receive the form, an appointment will be scheduled.
You also have an option for a mail-in review. Complete the NYS RP-524; submit the form along with any supporting documentation to the assessor's office by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, May 22.
All decisions will be mailed by July 1, 2018. NO decisions will be made at the time of the appointment.
Assessment Challenge Timeline:
- Obtain and complete RP-524 form
- Submit RP-524 to assessor's office (by May 22nd) / obtain an appointment
- Appear at Grievance Day (or mail-in complaint form by May 22nd)
- Decision letters mailed; on or before July 1
If you have any questions, please call the office at (716) 683-1311; Monday - Friday between 9:00 - 5:00
Important Forms / Information
NYS RP-524 Form
Instructions On How to Fill Out RP-524
Tips For a Successful Grievance Day
ATTN PROPERTY OWNERS - STAR Information
As a result of recent law changes, the STAR program is being restructured. Instead of applying with our office, you will now have to apply through New York State. New STAR recipients will receive a check directly from New York State instead of receiving a school property tax exemption. The amount of the benefit will be the same.
WHAT TO DO NEXT
To be eligible for a STAR check, you must register with the New York State Tax Department by