Assessment Bureau

New: Property Tax Estimate Tool

Interested in confirming what the new tax rate means for your City of Rochester home? Check out our new Homeowner Property Tax Estimate Tool to get a more accurate estimate of your 2024 property tax bill! 

This tool estimates your new property tax by considering the City’s new, lower tax rate and the changes in your property values from the recent reassessment. 

Keep in mind, this new estimate does not include embellishments and does not reflect any New York State Tax Credits that you may receive. For more information on registering for a STAR Property Tax credit, visit www.tax.ny.gov/star

Please note, business and non-homestead property taxes cannot be calculated by this tool. Final property tax bills will be distributed upon City Council approval of the City’s 2024-25 Budget, in late June 2024.

Is this tool not appearing on your device? Click here to open it in a new window.

  

 

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 What is a property assessment?

A property assessment is an estimate of the fair market value of your property based on sales of similar homes in your neighborhood. 

The value of your property was determined by examining similar properties in your neighborhood that sold in the last 30 months (about 2 and a half years). Locate comparable sales at www.cityofrochester.gov/recentsales

 

Why do we reassess properties every four years?

Property value for tax purposes should reflect fair market value—what it would sell for on the open market. To maintain accuracy and fairness for city property owners, periodic reassessments are needed.

 


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 2024 Reassessment Timeline

December 2023 Mailing of disclosure notices which will notify owners of proposed new assessments
December 2023 - February 2024 Review meetings ongoing Comparable sales: www.cityofrochester.gov/recentsales
February 1, 2024  Last day for exemption application filing 
February 9, 2024  Last day to call to schedule review meeting 
Feb March  Get the Facts Reassessment Resource Sessions 
March 19, 2024 by 8 p.m.  Last day to file a complaint for the Board of Assessment Review 
May 1, 2024  Final assessment roll is filed with New York State 
July 1, 2024  City and school tax bills generated based on the new assessments 
January 1, 2025  Monroe County tax bills generated based on the new assessments 

 

Research Comparison Tools

  •  Click here for property Data, GIS Information 
    • Find city property data including owner's name, assessment, exempted amounts, City/School Taxes (print duplicate tax bills & 10-year tax history), zoning, building features, lot size and more. View photos & create maps of city parcels. 
     
  • Click here for the Recent Sales Viewer 
    •  Recent sales of residential properties (one, two and three family homes) in an interactive map format. 
     
  • Click here for the Monroe County Real Property Portal & Comparable Sale Search 
    • Search residential and commercial properties in Monroe County (including the City of Rochester) for sales, assessment and property data information for specific and comparable properties.  Also view the County Tax Bill online. 
             

City of Rochester Assessment Roll

Below is a link to the latest City of Rochester Assessment Roll (the full list of all pending reassessed values).  Tentative Rolls are filed March 1 and can only be amended by the Board of Assessment Review (BAR).  Final Rolls are filed May 1 and reflect BAR approved changes.  (Note that a Special Meeting(s) of the BAR after filing the Final Roll may result in changes not reflected in the published Final Roll.)  These then become the basis for the Final Tax Rolls.   

2024-25 Final Assessment Roll- Opens with Notepad

 

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Click here for an Assessment Glossary of Terms

 

The Bureau of Assessment is regulated by New York State Real Property Tax Law (RPTL) 

About the Assessment Bureau

The Bureau performs the following services:  

The primary function of the Bureau of Assessment is to ensure a fair and equitable assessment of all properties in the City of Rochester.   

The Bureau of Assessment maintains physical and structural data on all parcels in the city through on-site visits, data collection and market analysis to establish an assessed value. 

The Bureau of Assessment monitors recent property transfers, neighborhood and economic conditions, financing, legal restrictions, and location influences as they pertain to City properties. 

It provides the public with data on property ownership, tax exemption programs, filing deadlines, and sales information.    

The Bureau processes tax exemption applications, tracks ownership, files assessment changes, mails notices to owners when the assessments change, and responds to owners' inquiries.

Click here for an application.

 

Contact Us 

City Assessor: Michael S. Zazzara  

Assessment phone number: 585-428-7221

Exemption Hotline: 585-428-6994  

Fax Number: 585-428-6423

Office Location: City Hall, Room 101A, 30 Church Street, Rochester, NY 14614-1299  

Office Hours 9:00 am to 5:00 pm  

Assessment staff are not available to answer phones during off hours, weekends and holidays. There is no answering service. Please call during office hours. If you have a direct phone number for a staff person, voicemail is available during off hours.

 

Change of Mailing Address 

Click on the link below for a form to change a mailing address for Assessment and Tax Bill purposes only.  If the property is owned by an LLC or company name, you must provide proof that the person signing the change of mailing form is a member of the LLC or organization.  We also need a copy of a photo ID.  Make sure you provide a phone number and all the required documents or the form will not be processed.  You can email the form to assessment@cityofrochester.gov or you can mail it to:  

City of Rochester

Bureau of Assessment

30 Church Street; Room 101A

Rochester, New York, 14614 

Click here for the Change of Mailing Form  

To change a billing address for Water billing purposes, please call 311.  If you are calling from outside the city limits, call (585) 428-5990. 

To change a billing address for CommercialRefuse purposes, please call (585) 428-6928.

 

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