State of New York Property Tax Albany County Assessor

Albany County Real Property Tax Service Agency
112 State Street, 13th Floor
Albany, New York 12207
Contact Info:
(518) 447 2503 (Fax)
The Albany County Tax Assessor's Office is located in Albany, New York.
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Where is the Albany County Tax Assessor's Office?

Albany 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.

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Albany County Assessor's Office Services

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

Property Tax Appraisals
The Albany 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 Albany 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 Albany 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 Albany County Tax Assessor can provide you with an application form for the Albany 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 Albany 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 Albany County?

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

County Office Building
112 State St
Albany, NY 12207-2005
Albany County Contact Info:
(518) 447 7040 (Phone)
(518) 447 5589 (Fax)

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