Town of Geneseo Assessor's Office
Town Assessor's Office
4630 Millennium Drive
Geneseo, New York 14454
Phone: 585-991-5006 or 5000
(Call for an appointment)
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About Our Office
The job of the Assessor is to maintain real property at a fair and equitable value.
The Assessor is obligated by New York State law with maintaining a uniform standard assessment of all real property within the Town of Geneseo. The Office of the Assessor is regulated by the New York State Real Property Tax Law (RPTL) and the Office of Real Property Tax Services (ORPTS).
In accordance with rules and regulations set forth in New York Real Property Tax Law, the Town of Geneseo participates in the cyclical reassessment program. Cyclical reassessment involves the analysis of all properties in the municipality every four years to determine if they reflect current market values and making adjustments where necessary. Assessment changes may also be made due to change in use, and/or issuance of a building permit for new construction, remodeling or demolition.
The assessor performs many other administrative functions, such as inspecting new construction and major improvements to existing structures. This ensures that the record of each property's physical inventory is current and that the appropriate improvements are assessed.
The assessor also approves and keeps track of property tax exemptions. Among the most common are the senior citizen, School Tax Relief (STAR), veterans, agricultural, and business exemptions.
NOTE: All Forms handed in person will be DATE STAMPED with a COPY Handed back; any forms Mailed in will be Date Stamped and mailed back to the person for their file if a Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope is provided.
Frequently Asked Questions
Taxable Status is determined by the value of the property minus any exemptions. All exemptions must be filed with the Assessor by the taxable status date of March 1st.
Exemptions that can be filed through the Office of the Town Assessor include:
Exemptions determine your Taxable Status, and must be filed by March 1st. Please call the Town Assessor's Office at 585-991-5006.
If you wish to file an exemption based on your Veteran status, you should contact the Veteran's Affairs Office in Mt. Morris office at 585-243-7960.
A tentative assessment roll is filed on May 1 of each year in the Town Clerk's Office, based on any new construction to any property you claim ownership of. A final assessment roll is filed in the same office on July 1.
Grievance Day, held on the fourth (4th) Wednesday in May, is a forum for disputing the tentative assessment roll before the final assessment roll is filed.
Grievance forms may be obtained from the Town Assessor's Office, 4630 Millennium Drive, Geneseo, NY 14454 and must be filed by the close of Grievance Day.
Any addition to any property you claim ownership of is considered new construction. Common forms of new construction include: homes, decks, in-ground pools, and garages. If you are unsure about your new construction, contact the Town Assessor's Office.
New construction is valued every year. Contact the Town Assessor's Office for an appointment.
Updates to assessments are made every four (4) years. An update to the assessment roll was done in 2014. The next update is scheduled for 2018.
The Town Assessor's Office must be notified if you undergo a change of address. Please call 585-991-5006 for more information.
The Equalization Rate is the ratio of a property's assessment value to its market value.
The Assessor will be reviewing all properties for the 2018 update. Updates to assessments are made every four (4) years. The last update to the assessment roll was done in 2014.