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
PARTIAL TAX EXEMPTIONS
The partial property tax exemptions that a taxpayer may be eligible for are as follows:
Non profit, and
STAR (School TAx Relief).
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.
HOW WE ARRIVE AT YOUR ASSESSMENT
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.
OTHER INFORMATION THAT IS AVAILABLE
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.
WHO TO CONTACT
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