State of New York Property Tax Erie County Assessor

Erie County Department of Real Property Tax Services
95 Franklin Street, Room 100
Buffalo, New York 14202
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The Erie County Tax Assessor's Office is located in Buffalo, New York.
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Where is the Erie County Tax Assessor's Office?

Erie County has one towns and cities with their own local tax assessor's offices. Choose your locality to find the contact information of your local tax assessor.

City of Buffalo  

Erie County Assessor's Office Services

The Erie County Tax Assessor is the local official who is responsible for assessing the taxable value of all properties within Erie County, and may establish the amount of tax due on that property based on the fair market value appraisal. The Erie County assessor's office can help you with many of your property tax related issues, including:

Property Tax Appraisals
The Erie County Tax Assessor will appraise the taxable value of each property in his jurisdiction on a yearly basis, based on the features of the property and the fair market value of comparable properties in the same neighbourhood. The assessor's office can provide you with a copy of your property's most recent appraisal on request.
Property Renovations and Re-Appraisals
If you renovate your property (such as by adding living space, bedrooms, or bathrooms), the Erie County Assessor will re-appraise your home to reflect the value of your new additions. Renovations may be reported to the Assessor's Office by the zoning board, contractors, or by the homeowner themselves. Unreported renovations will generally be discovered by the Assessor during the next on-site appraisal of the property. The Assessor may also re-appraise a property in the event of significant damage
Paying Your Property Tax
The Erie County Tax Assessor can provide you with a copy of your property tax assessment, show you your property tax bill, help you pay your property taxes, or arrange a payment plan. Payments may be made to the county tax collector or treasurer instead of the assessor.
Homestead Exemptions
The Erie County Tax Assessor can provide you with an application form for the Erie County homestead exemption, which can provide a modest property tax break for properties which are used as the primary residence of their owners. Additional exemptions might be available for farmland, green space, veterans, or others. Call the Assessor's Office and ask for details.
Property Tax Appeals
If you believe your house is unfairly over-assessed, the Erie County Tax Assessor can provide you with a tax appeal form and inform you of the tax appeal process. If your appeal is accepted, your property valuation (and property taxes) will be adjusted accordingly.

How can I contact Erie County?

If you need access to property records, deeds, or other services the Erie County Assessor's Office can't provide, you can try contacting the Erie County municipal government. The Erie County seat can be found in the Rath Building in Buffalo. You can contact Erie County with general inquiries using the contact info listed below.

Rath Building
25 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY 14202-3926
Erie County Contact Info:
(716) 858 7500 (Phone)
(716) 858 8411 (Fax)

For more details about taxes in Erie County, or to compare property tax rates across New York, see the Erie County property tax page.