The Assessor's Office is responsible for assessing all town property and administering property tax exemptions. Assessment rolls are open for public inspection during weekday working hours.
All property in the Town of Monroe is to be assessed at an equitable and uniform value in order to maintain fair, equitable, and uniform property values that accurately reflect changes in economic conditions and real estate values.
Assessors are interested only in fairly assessing property in their assessing unit. If, after reviewing the assessment data of comparable properties in your market area, your assessment appears to be in line but your tax bill seems too high, the assessor cannot change that. Complaints to the assessor or the Board of Assessment Review must be about how the property is assessed. Complaints about high taxes should be addressed directly to the taxing jurisdictions, such as the school district board, the county legislature, or the town board, who set the tax rates. The assessor does not set budgets or the tax rates resulting from the budgets.
In comparing properties to yours, it is important to remember that attributes such as location, style, age, and size are critical to the comparison process. You should review assessments of truly similar homes in the same general market area and make your adjustments to the assessments of those homes to arrive at an indicated value for your home. If you are utilizing a comparable property's assessed value per square foot of living area (SFLA), after subtracting the land value first, to make a case for over assessment, be sure to use those derived from similar homes in similar market areas and of very similar SFLA. Otherwise, your results will be skewed and will not prove your case.
- Taxable Status March 1
- Tentative Roll May 1
- Grievance Day 4th Tuesday in May
- Final Roll July 1
- Valuation Date July 1 Previous Year
EXEMPTIONS INFORMATION AND FORMS
All Forms can be found by going to the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance
*PLEASE NOTE THE STAR PROGRAM CHANGES*
As a result of recent law changes, some homeowners will receive a STAR check directly from New York State instead of receiving a school property tax exemption. The amount of your benefit will be the same regardless of how you receive it.
Beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, new STAR applicants will need to register with the Tax Department to receive a STAR check.
-- Current Basic and Enhanced STAR exemption recipients will keep their exemption as long as they continue to own their current home.
-- Current Enhanced STAR exemption recipients who are not enrolled in the Income Verification Program must continue to file a renewal application with their local assessor each year.
- The Enhanced Star Application - RP425 E
The Enhanced Star Renewal Application - RP 425 RNW
The Enhanced Star Income Verification Program - RP 425 IVP
SENIOR CITIZENS & LOW INCOME:
- Renewal Application for Partial Tax Exemption Real Property Form #RP 467 RNW - Senior Citizens
Application for Partial Tax Exemption Real Property Form #RP 467 - Senior Citizens
(and for Enhanced School Tax Relief (STAR) Exemption)
VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS/ AMBULANCE WORKERS
- Application for Partial Exemption for Real Property Form of People Who Are Physically Disabled Form # RP‐459
- Application for Partial Tax Exemption for Real Property of Persons with Disabilities and Limited Incomes Form # RP‐459‐c
Board of Assessment Review: 4th Tuesday in May
- G rievance Form RP‐524
- RP524 Example Use to help complete RP-524
Helpful Hints for RP524 - 2017
Bar Sales - 2017
SMALL CLAIMS ASSESSMENT REVIEW
Recent Property Sales: To find recent sales go along the top of the website to Government in that drop down click on Document Center then click on Assessor's Dept. there you will find a folder that says Sales click on that and you can view Sales.