The Assessment Office maintains an inventory of all parcels of real property within the Town of Chili in order to establish an assessed value for the equitable distribution of property taxes.

In accordance with the rules and regulations set forth in New York State Real Property Tax Laws, the Town of Chili participates in an annual assessment program. Annual assessment involves the systematic analysis of all properties in the municipality each year to determine if they reflect current market values, making adjustments where necessary.

Changes in assessment values also occur for other reasons, such as a change in property use, assessor review request, and/or issuance of a building permit for construction or demolition.

The Assessment Office is also responsible for the receipt and administration of partial tax exemptions, as allowed under the New York State Real Property Tax Laws (RPTL), and any locally adopted options to RPTLs, for property owners who meet certain eligibility requirements.

Be sure to check out the links to the left for additional or NEW information!

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2021 Town of Chili Parcel Count:                  10,881

2021 Equalization Rate:                                 100%

2021 Residential Assessment Ratio (RAR)    100%

2021 Date of Valuation:                                 July 1, 2020

2021 Taxable Status Date:                             March 1, 2021

2021 Board of Assessment Review:              May 25, 2021

(See Assessment Process in Assessor Menu for additional information regarding Equalization Rate and Date of Valuation)

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ASSESSMENTS, TAX RATES, & EQUALIZATION RATES – EDUCATIONAL DATA

Video and Pamphlets explaining various aspects of assessment value, etc., produced by New York State Department of Taxation & Finance, Office of Real Property Tax Services:

NYS DTF – Video:   IS YOUR ASSESSMENT FAIR?

NYS DTF – Video:   ABOUT PROPERTY TAXES and ASSESSMENTS

NYS DTF – Publication 1110:   ASSESSMENTS vs. TAXES: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

NYS DTF – Publication 1112:   FAIR ASSESSMENTS – A GUIDE FOR PROPERTY OWNERS

NYS DTF – Publication 1113:   HOW REAL PROPERTY TAX WORKS

NYS DTF – Publication 1114:   CONTESTING YOUR ASSESSMENT IN NEW YORK STATE

NYS DTF – Publication 1120:   THE PROPERTY TAX CYCLE

NYS DTF – Publication 1121:   UNDERSTANDING THE EQUALIZATION RATE – A GUIDE FOR PROPERTY OWNERS

 

COMPLETION OF TOWN-WIDE REASSESSMENT FOR 2021

A 2021 town-wide assessment update, completed on all properties in the Town of Chili has resulted in changes for a majority of properties. Change of Assessment notices, mailed the first week of May, to those properties whose assessment has changed for 2021. If there was no change in an assessed value for a property, no notice is sent. If you feel the tentative assessment for 2021 is a fair representation of value for your property, you do not have to do anything else, this assessment will become the final value for 2021 upon publication of the final roll on July 1st. 

Assessment changes occurred for ONE or MORE of the following reasons: Revaluation (town-wide update), new construction or demolition, a permit filed with the Town Building Department, property split (subdivision)/merge (combination), changes to the information on file pertaining to a property, or a request for an assessment review.

Due to the ongoing pandemic (CoVid-19) and the related in person social distancing protocols, the Tentative Assessment Roll can be examined in person by appointment only. The data is available online for viewing at any time by visiting the Town website: www.townofchili.org  If a person does not have access to the internet, they may contact the Assessment Office at (585) 889-6132 for further assistance.

The Board of Assessment (BAR) is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 between the hours of 9:00am and 8:00pm, and additional dates as necessary, to hear and examine all complaints in relation to assessments, on the application of any person believing to be aggrieved.

To ensure public safety, hearing complaints on assessment will be conducted as write-ins or telephone conference calls. It is imperative that a fully completed RP-524 complaint form (one for each tax account/parcel) with all supporting documentation be submitted to the Assessment Office either in-person, by mail, or use of the Town Night Drop Box before May 20, 2021.

Pursuant to Real Property Tax Law, Section 524, no complaint applications will be accepted after May 25, 2021 8:00pm. Please check the Town of Chili Assessment Office webpage Assessment Reviews for updates and special instructions for pandemic procedures. It is important to note that grievance appointments will not be scheduled until after the grievance form is received in full, with supporting documentation. Faxed or emailed grievance applications are NOT acceptable, you must provide an original signed application; this includes letters or forms designating representation. 

Upon receipt of a completed complaint package, the Assessment Office will process your grievance as a write-in or call you to make an appointment. Write-in’s will be reviewed by the BAR as if the person appeared in person. Telephone conference hearing appointments will be provided instructions and procedures upon scheduling.

While all efforts were undertaken to arrive at a fair market value for all properties in Chili, there may be factors unknown to us that may need consideration. The Assessor will be conducting informal reviews through May 20th, to consider whether a change or adjustment based on submitted grievances. Complainants will be contacted regarding a possible stipulation on the assessment at that time. Should an agreed upon value be reached between the assessor and complainant, no scheduled hearing with the BAR will be necessary; the assessor will present the stipulated value to the BAR for ratification. 

If you file a complaint, you must back it up with documentation supporting a different value! Do not expect a change  in assessment if you fail to do so. Justify your estimated value, for review by the assessor and/or the BAR. Taxes will not be discussed; neither the BAR or Assessor determines your property taxes.

The Assessment Office takes no responsibility for non-receipt via outside (mail) or electronic means (fax, email, etc.). It is the sole responsibility of the applicant or designated representative to verify time-filed receipt and/or delivery of all grievance documents.

Please be patient when phoning the Assessment Office (or other Town offices) with questions. All calls are important to us and phones will be busiest in the first few days of the mailing of notices. To be helpful, have your change of assessment notice available for reference when calling.

 

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VETERANS – RESTORATION OF HONOR ACT

On November 16, 2020 New York State Department of Taxation and Finance updated the forms for the Alternative Veterans’ Exemption (RP-458-a and Instructions) and the Cold War Veterans’ Exemption (RP-458-b and Instructions) to reflect the new Restoration of Honor Act.

Please see Tax Exemption Info in the Assessor Menu (top of page, above left) for more information regarding eligibility for either the Alternative or Cold War Veterans’ exemption.

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Additional Assessment Office information may be found in the Assessor Menu.

Contact:

Jennie L. Miller, Assessor

Chili Town Hall, 3333 Chili Avenue

Office: (585) 889-6132

Fax: (585) 889-8710

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.