The Assessment Department inventories all properties in the Town of Penfield and sets the value of the property for the equitable distribution of the real property tax.
The Town of Penfield Assessment Review Board meets once a year to hear resident grievances.
The Board of Assessment Review will meet on May 23, 2017, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. in the Penfield Town Hall Auditorium, 3100 Atlantic Avenue, Penfield, N.Y. to hear complaints in relation to assessments and on application of any persons believing to be aggrieved. Applications will be available in the Assessment Office at the Town Hall on May 1, 2017. Applications must be completed and filed with the Board of Assessment Review on or before May 23, 2017.
The Assessment Department also administers exemption programs as allowed by the New York State Real Property Tax Law. Partial property tax exemptions are available on the primary residence of property owners in the Town of Penfield who meet eligibility requirements.
All exemption forms are due by March 1 and may be obtained online at the New York State Office of Real Property Services.
Sign and mail the original application and supporting documentation to: Assessor's Office, 3100 Atlantic Avenue, Penfield New York, 14526. Please note that we cannot substitute a faxed or emailed application for the original application.
The Assessor's Office will receive applications and renewals for all exemptions due March 1 of each year.
New STAR Changes
NY State Legislation has changed the law regarding the STAR program. New STAR recipients will now receive a check directly from New York State instead of receiving a school property tax exemption. The amount of the STAR benefit will be the same.
New Basic and Enhanced STAR applicants must register with New York State Tax Department to receive a STAR check.
Register for the School Tax Relief (STAR) Credit anytime online at www.tax.ny.gov/star or by phone at (518) 457-2036 weekdays from 8:30AM to 4:30PM. Should you have any questions regarding the School Tax Relief STAR Credit please call (518) 457-2036.
Please call the office with any questions you may have.
Department Contact Information
Ann Buck, IAO, Town Assessor
Phone: (585) 340-8610
Fax: (585) 340-8609