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 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!
5/19/2020 – SPECIAL NOTE FROM ASSESSMENT OFFICE REGARDING 2020 BOARD OF ASSESSMENT REVIEW
The Assessment Office is currently experiencing difficulties with email. Please submit any application(s) form(s) RP-524 with supporting documentation by mail, fax, or drop-off to office, or use of Night Drop Box. If you have already submitted an application by email, please resubmit (by other than email) as soon as possible, but no later than May 26, 2020.
2020 Tentative Assessment Roll – Information
Contact Information – Assessment Office
Jennie L. Miller, Assessor
Town of Chili – Assessment Office
3333 Chili Avenue
Rochester, NY 14624
Office: (585) 889-6132 Fax: (585) 889-8710
Local: Night Drop Box (located to the left of Town Hall entrance)
Dates, hours and location for inspecting the tentative assessment roll: Due to the COVID-19 social distancing protocols, the tentative assessment roll may be reviewed online, after May 1st, under the Assessor’s Office web-page at www.townofchili.org until Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Anyone who does not have access to a computer may call the Assessment Office for assistance with review of this document.
- Taxable Status Date: March 1, 2020
- Date of Valuation: July 1, 2019
- Stated uniform percentage of value from the tentative assessment roll: 96%
- The latest State equalization rate for the Town of Chili assessing unit: 96%
- Residential Assessment Ratio (RAR): 96%
Dates, time and location for hearing formal assessment grievances: The Board of Assessment Review (BAR) is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 via telephone conference between the hours of 1:00PM and 8:00PM. Since in-person hearings will not be held while social distancing protocols are in effect, it is imperative that a fully completed RP-524 complaint form with all supporting documentation be submitted to the Assessment Office no later than May 26, 2020. It is highly recommended, if filing, you submit your grievance well before May 26, as Monday May 25 is a holiday.
Use either mail, email, fax or the Night Drop Box (at Town Hall) for delivery as soon as possible to allow sufficient time to prepare the grievance complaints for the BAR members. It is important to note that grievance appointments will not be scheduled until after the grievance form is received, completed in full with supporting documentation. Additional information, to include forms, pertaining to the grievance process may be found on the following web pages:
New York State: https://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/contest/contestasmt.htm
Town of Chili: See Assessor Menu, upper left
Upon receipt of a properly completed complaint package, the complainant will be contacted by the Assessment Office to schedule an appointment for their telephone conference hearing with the BAR, at which time instructions and procedures will be provided. While complaints may be filed until 8:00PM on May 26, any grievances submitted on that day will be scheduled to heard on a future date and time by the BAR.
The 2020 tentative assessment roll data are based upon the condition of a property as of March 1, 2020 (taxable status date) and local real estate market conditions as of July 1, 2019 (date of valuation). COVID-19 has no relevance and/or impact on the 2020 assessment roll. Any potential impact from the COVID-19 pandemic (positive or negative relative to the real estate markets) will be a consideration for future assessment rolls (i.e. 2021 and beyond). Both legally prescribed dates, defined in NYS Real Property Tax Law, predate COVID-19.
ASSESSOR’S AFFIDAVIT 2020-21 Tentative Assessment Roll
STATE OF NEW YORK )
COUNTY OF MONROE)
JENNIE L. MILLER, BEING DULY SWORN, DEPOSES AND SAYS
- THAT I AM THE ASSESSOR FOR THE TOWN OF CHILI
- THAT I HAVE SET DOWN THE FOREGOING TENTATIVE ASSESSMENT ROLL, ATTACHED HEREIN, ALL THE REAL PROPERTY IN THE TOWN OF CHILI ACCORDING TO MY BEST INFORMATION; AND THAT, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THOSE CASES IN WHICH THE VALUE OF THE SAID REAL ESTATE HAS BEEN CHANGED BY REASON OF PROOF PRODUCED BEFORE ME, AND WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THOSE CASES IN WHICH THE VALUE HAS BEEN DETERMINED BY THE NEW YORK STATE BOARD OF REAL PROPERTY, I HAVE ESTIMATED THE VALUE OF THE SAID REAL ESTATE AT THE FULL VALUE THEREOF; AND ALSO SUCH OTHER PROPERTY AS IS EXEMPT BY LAW FROM TAXATION, AT THE FULL VALUE THEREOF, ACCORDING TO MY BEST JUDGEMENT AND BELIEF, WHICH I HAVE DETERMINED TO BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED FIVE OF THE REAL PROPERTY TAX LAW.
Jennie L. Miller, Assessor
PROCEDURE FOR STAR RENUNCIATION
Property owner(s) who wish to switch from the STAR Exemption (Basic or Enhanced) to the STAR Credit Check process will need to do one of the two following steps:
Instructions for STAR exemption removal and renunciation:
1. Before the Tentative Roll is filed/frozen:
- Provide the assessor with a brief, signed statement, expressing your intention to give up the exemption going forward (example)
2. After the Tentative Roll is filed:
- Complete Part 1 of the Form RP-496, Application to Renounce Previously Granted Exemption(s).
- File this form with Monroe County Director of Real Property Tax Services:
Timothy Murphy, Director
Monroe County Real Property Tax Services
39 W. Main St, Rm 304
Rochester, NY 14614
NOTE: THE TENTATIVE ROLL IS FILED ANNUALLY ON MAY 1ST
3. Register with New York State Department of Taxation and Finance for the STAR credit check.
- You may register: by visiting www.tax.ny.gov OR
by calling 1-518-457-2036
Assessor Note: Per NYS DTF, the property owner(s) who choose to remain receiving their STAR savings under their existing exemption (deduction is made directly on school tax bill) will NOT see the 2% adjustment moving forward after 2019. Only STAR credit check recipients will receive the 2% savings adjustment.
2021-22 EXEMPTION RENEWAL PROCESS
ALL Town of Chili annual exemption renewal applications will be mailed, by the Assessment Office, in a staggered mailing during the month of October 2020.
Please read ALL enclosed material, complete the form (all owners must sign) and return to the Assessment Office with applicable supporting documentation. Our office may make courtesy copies of certain information.
Renewal applications are due no later than taxable status date: March 1, 2021
If returning by mail and you would like confirmation that we received your application, please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
Call our office at (585) 889-6132 if you have questions or need assistance.
STAR Exemption Program
New York State Department of Taxation & Finance:
Contact information regarding the NYS Tax & Finance STAR Credit Checks & Tax Rebates:
- STAR Registration
Taxpayers Call: 1-518-457-2036
- Property Tax Freeze Credit Check: 2014-2015-2016
Taxpayers Call: 1-518-453-8146
- Family Tax Relief Credit: 2016-2017-2018-2019
Taxpayers Call: 1-518-485-1057
Be advised, rebate/relief checks, tax credits and the NYS Registration for STAR credit checks are not administered locally. You must contact New York State Department of Taxation & Finance at the above listed numbers with any questions pertaining to checks, tax credits, and the registration process – or visit the listed web pages for more information.
NOTE: First-time applicants, for any exemption, or the annual renewal of an existing exemption, must submit the applicable paper form and supporting documentation to your local assessor by taxable status date (March 1st).
Additional Assessment Department information may be found in the Assessor Menu.
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.