State of New York Property Tax City of Albany Assessor

City of Albany Assessment and Taxation Department
Albany City Hall, Room 302, Albany
Albany, New York 12207
Contact Info:
(518) 434 5159 (Fax)
The City of Albany Tax Assessor's Office is located in Albany, New York.
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Where is the City of Albany Tax Assessor's Office?

City of Albany is a locality in Albany County, New York.While many other municipalities assess property taxes on a county basis, City of Albany has its own tax assessor's office.

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City of Albany Assessor's Office Services

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

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

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

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

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