Assessment Information


March 1
July 1 - previous year
May 1
4th Tuesday of May
July 1
Exemption Information:


 Application deadline is March 1st for ALL exemptions  

Available Exemptions:


NOTE: Recent Changes to state law - NEW OWNERS filing for BASIC STAR or ENHANCED STAR no longer file with the local Assessor but file directly with New York State. Call (518)457-2036 or go to  For more info -


STAR (School TAx Relief)


     Basic STAR (no renewal required)

        NO Age requirements

        Income limit - less than $500,000

        If you own the property and it is your primary residence, you probably are entitled to a Basic STAR exemption.

     Enhanced STAR (annual renewal required)

        Age 65 or older (within calendar year)

        Income limit - less than $86,000 - Federal Adjusted income less IRA distribution(s)

         Application - CLICK HERE ►

          Optional Income Verification form -


Low Income Senior (annual renewal required)

     Age 65 or older (within calendar year)

     Income Limit  $32,400 Gross - taxable & non-taxable income

         Application - CLICK HERE ►


Veteran's (no renewal required)

     Alternative Exemption - Active Duty during wartime period

         Application - CLICK HERE ►
     Cold War Veteran Exemption - Date of Service 9/2/45 to 12/26/91 (exclusive of training)

         Application - CLICK HERE ►

Disability w/Limited Income (annual renewal required)

     Documented Disability (award letter) from Social Security, Railroad Retirement Board, State Commission of Blind or Visually Handicapped or US Postal Service

     Income Limit $32,400 Gross - taxable and non-taxable income

         Application - CLICK HERE ►


Agricultural (annual renewal required)

     See Assessor's Office for exemption requirements

Business Investment Exemption

     See Assessor's Office exemption requirements

If you have any questions regarding these or other exemptions, please contact the Assessor's Office at (716) 662-6420.

Other Information:

To view assessment and property information, please vist the Erie County Real Property Tax Services REAL RPOPERTY PARCEL SEARCH site at:


   Assessment Review Process:

   1.      INFORMAL ASSESSMENT REVIEW - The Assessor will meet with anyone to discuss their assessment in an informal atmosphere until April 25th. Please call 662-6420 to schedule an appointment. Please bring any recent appraisals of your property to the meeting.

   2.      How to file for a review of your assessment

   3.      Understanding Real Property Assessment Tax Review

   Inventory Information:

We review the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and compare the information with our records. When there is a significant change from our records a notice is sent to the property owner for an inspection. If no response, my office will estimate the value and change the assessments. 

Inventory Correction Form


   Resources for Understanding the Assessment Process:

   Understanding the Equalization Rate (pdf version)

   The Locally Stated Level of Assessment (pdf version)

   Residential Assessment Ratio by County

   Municipal profiles (Select 14 - Erie, and then select the Town of Orchard Park or Village of Orchard Park)


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