Assessor: Milton Bradshaw, SCAA
Address: 6100 South Park Ave.
Phone: (716) 649-6111 ext. 2349
Fax: (716) 648-7822
Hours of Operation: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday
Equalization Rate: 52%
Taxable Status Date: March 1st
Tentative Roll: May 1st
Grievance Day: May 25, 2017
Last Revaluation: 1990
Number of Parcels in Municipality: 25,910
Application deadline is March 1st for ALL exemptions.
NOTE: Recent Changes to state law-NEW OWNERS or filing for the first time for BASIC STAR or ENHANCED STAR no longer file with the Assessor’s Office but file directly with New York State. Call (518) 457-2036 or go to http://www.tax.ny.gov
For more info- http://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/star/default.htm
STAR (School TAx Relief)
Basic STAR (no renewal required)
NO Age requirements
Income limit-less than $500,000
If you own the property and it is your primary residence, you probably are entitled to a Basic STAR exemption.
Enhanced STAR (annual renewal required)
Age 65 or older (within calendar year)
Income limit-less than $86,000-Federal Adjusted income less IRA distribution(s)
Low Income Senior (annual renewal required)
Age 65 or older (within the calendar year)
Income Limit $32,400 Gross (taxable & non-taxable income)
Veteran’s (no renewal required)
Alternative Exemption-Active Duty during wartime period
Application: RP-458-a (Fill-in)
Copy of the DD-214, (discharge papers) required with application.
Cold War Exemption-Date of service 9/2/45 to 12/26/91 (exclusive of training)
Application– RP-458-b (Fill-in)
Copy of the DD-214 discharge papers required with application.
Disability w/Limited Income-(annual renewal required)
Documented Disability (award letter) from Social Security, Railroad Retirement Board, State Commission of Blind or Visually Handicapped or US Postal Service.
Income limit $32,400 Gross-taxable and non-taxable income.
Agricultural (annual renewal required)-See Assessor’s Office for exemption requirements.
Business Investment Exemption-See Assessor’s Office for exemption requirements.
If you have any questions regarding these or other exemptions, please feel free to contact the Assessor’s Office at (716) 649-6111 ext. 2349.
To view assessment and property information, please visit the Erie County Real Property Tax Services; Real Property Parcel Search site at: http://www2.erie.gov/ecrpts/index.php?q=real-property-parcel-search
Assessment Review Process:
*1. Informal Assessment Review– The Assessor will meet with anyone to discuss their assessment in an informal atmosphere until April 25th. Please call 649-6111 ext. 2339 to schedule an appointment. Please bring any recent appraisals of your property to the meeting.
*2. How to file for a review of your assessment
*3. Understanding Real Property Assessment Tax Review
We review the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and compare the information with our records. When there is a significant change from our records, a notice is sent to the property owner for an inspection. If no response, my office will estimate the value and change the assessment accordingly.