Assessment Office

The Assessment Office is responsible for the administration of all property tax exemptions, maintenance of the townwide data bases containing ownership records, tax maps and real property inventory and the appraisal of real property for property tax purposes. Under New York State Real Property Tax Law all property is appraised/assessed at a uniform percentage of value.

On line access to property information: www.oarsystem.com/ny/geneseecounty

Town Assessor:

Rhonda Saulsbury

Phone: (585) 591-0908
Alternate: (585) 343-1729, ext. 207

Fax: (585) 591-4130

Term Expires: 12/31/2019

Mailing Address

3350 Church Street
Post Office Box 248
Alexander, New York 14005

Hours

Tuesday - 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Online Tax Payment ** NEW **

http://genesee.go2gov.net/faces/search.jsp

Note: There is a 3% convenience fee with a minimum $3.00 charge

Important Dates
  • July 1st - first of preceding year
  • March 1st - Taxable Status Day (all exemptions are due, property is assessed as of this day)
  • May 1 - Tentative Roll is filed with Town Clerk
  • 1st Tuesday in June - Grievance Day with Board of Assessment Review
  • July 1st - Final Roll is filed with Town
Property Tax Exemptions

The Town of Alexander offers various property tax exemptions for qualified property owners. The Assessment Office administers these exemptions as well as exemptions for Genesee County, Alexander School, along with portions of Attica and Pembroke Central Schools. The deadline for submitting exemption applications is March 1st of each year. Applications are available online at the links below or from the Assessment Office; all applications should be filed at the Assessment Office.
Alexander Assessment Exemption FlyerView PDF

Residential Exemptions

School Tax Relief {STAR} is available for all owner occupied residential properties. This exemption is for school taxes only and there two types.

  1. Enhanced STAR is for owner occupied residential property of owners aged sixty-five or older whose adjusted gross income is $ 86,000 or less. For the Enhanced STAR exemption social security payments are not included in the income calculation. This exemption must be renewed annually. Currently this exemption is worth a $56,800 discount based on a full valuation assessment.
  2. Basic STAR is for owner occupied residential properties. There is no age, or income criteria and annual renewal is not required. Currently this exemption is worth a $30,000 discount based on a full valuation assessment.

Local Senior Citizen

The Town of Alexander, Genesee County and Alexander Central School district offers a property tax discount for residential property owners who are at least sixty-five years old, reside at the property and have a total income less than $ 24,899. This exemption must be renewed annually. Income under this exemption includes social security payments.

Veterans

Applies to Town of Alexander and Genesee County taxes. It is for owner occupied residential properties where the owner was enlisted in military service during specific time periods. The property owner must have been honorably discharged from service and must provide a DD214 form at the time of application. Veterans may receive an increased exemption if they had also served in a combat zone or if they received a service connected disability. You must apply with the County Veterans Service Agent for a Veterans exemption.

Agricultural Land

This is applicable for all tax purposes and is aimed at land that is being used as part of a viable operating farming endeavor. This exemption must be renewed annually and penalties may be levied if the land is removed from agricultural production.

Agricultural Building

Exemptions are provided for newly constructed or the reconstruction of farm buildings as part of a viable farming endeavor. The qualified building is free from taxes for a period of ten years.

Business 485b Exemptions

This is offered to businesses located in the town, it applies to Town of Alexander and Genesee County taxes. This exemption runs for ten years, it begins at fifty percent {based on the assessed value of the improvement} the first year and then declines five percent each year over the life of the exemption.