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    Welcome to the Assessor's Office Homepage

         The Assessor's mission is to provide fair and equitable valuations to all real property (residential, vacant land, commercial, & industrial) for the purpose of property taxation for Town, County, and school property taxes.  This includes, but not limited to, the valuation of all real property, the collection of property inventory, maintenance of ownership information, and implementation of all whole and partial property tax exemptions.  For a more detailed description on the roll of the assessor, please feel free to review the following document:

                             The Job of the Assessor.pdf   

    The partial property tax exemptions that a taxpayer may be eligible for are as follows:
                 Senior Citizen
                 Non profit, and 
                 STAR (School TARelief).

    All exemption applications MUST be filed in the assessment department at Greenburgh Town Hall no later than May 1.  You can download the most common of these exemption forms by clicking on the "Documents & Forms" section of this page.

    The Town assesses all real property at a percentage of market value.  The percentage is known as an equalization rate (ER) for Commercial property and the Residential Assessment ratio (RAR) for one, two, and three family homes.  These rates are established by the NYS Office of real Property Services (http://www.orps.state.ny.us/) annually.  This rate and ratio changes annually based on real estate market trends.  Most important is their use to equalize the assessment into full market value.  For example:

    Property Class      Assessed Value         rate                             Value

    Residential                  16,500       /         2.61% (RAR)  =    $    632,183
    Commercial              125,000       /         3.33% (EQ)     =    $ 3,753,753

    Using the formula the opposite way you would get the assessed value:

    Property Class      Market Value                rate                   Assessed Value
    Residential               $632,183      X         2.61% (RAR)   =       16,500
    Commercial           $3,753,753      X         3.33% (EQ)      =     125,000

    In order to determine taxes, you would need to find out the current tax rate and multiply it by the assessment:

    Assessment        Rate              Taxes
      16,500      X        .980      =    $16,170

    The Assessor also assists in the defense of litigation regarding property taxes.

        Click here for on-line property records, tax, and map information

    The above link to our GIS Website offers Assessments, current sales information, property record cards, maps, and photos.  We are currently in the process of upgrading this site so please check the Town's GIS webpage in a few months to see the changes we've made.  

    Although most staff members can help you with your question, please refer to our "Contact Information" page for a list of assessment employees and their specialty.  Although we try to answer email requests or questions within the day they are received, it usually depends on the information requested and/or the availablility of the person you are addressing.  We suggest if you have not received an email acknowlegement within 1 business day, give us a call.      

    Thank you for looking at our site.

    Edye McCarthy, Town Assessor


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