Assessor

 

Assessor David C. Marrano
200 Niagara   Street
Tonawanda, NY  14150
E-Mail: Assessor
phone: (716) 695-8639
fax: (716) 695-8315

 MISSION STATEMENT-CITY OF TONAWANDA ASSESSOR’S OFFICE

OUR GOAL IS TO PROVIDE THE TAXPAYER’S OF THE CITY OF TONAWANDA A FAIR AND EQUITABLE ASSESSMENT ON THEIR PROPERTIES AND MAINTAIN AN EQUITABLE ROLL FOR TAX PURPOSES.

WE WILL PROVIDE SUPERIOR CUSTOMER SERVICE TO THE PUBLIC- COURTESY, PROMPT FOLLOW UP, EASY ACCESS AND AVAILABILITY TO OUR OFFICE WILL BE A CRITICAL COMPONENT OF OUR OPERATION.

ALL OF OUR DECISIONS WILL BE FACT BASED, WITH SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION THAT ASSIST’S THE PUBLIC IN UNDERSTANDING OUR DECISIONS.

WE WILL INSURE, THROUGH FREE SEMINARS, THAT THE PUBLIC UNDERSTANDS THE PROCESS OF CHALLENGING THEIR ASSESSMENT.

WE WILL PUBLICIZE EXEMPTION DEADLINES AND WORK WITH THE PUBLIC TO INSURE THEY RECEIVE ALL EXEMPTIONS THEY ARE ENTITLED TO.

COOPERATION WITH ALL STATE, COUNTY, CITY AND SCHOOL DISTRICT DEPARTMENTS IS KEY.

EXPANDING OUR PROFESSIONAL ABILITIES THROUGH STATE SPONSORED TRAINING IS CRITICAL IN EXPANDING OUR KNOWLEDGE. 

 

INTERNET NEWS FROM THE ASSESSOR'S OFFICE

 


               2020 BOARD OF ASSESSMENT REVIEW AND  INFORMAL ASSESSMENT REVIEW
(Call the assessors office after March 1, 2020 for more information. Information will also be posted to the web after March 1, 2020)



 EXEMPTIONS  

Exemption Reminder

Renewal and new registration will start November 1st and run thru March 1st each year.  If you are turning 65 this year or next year, you may be eligible for an additional exemption.  Please contact the Assessor's office after November 1st.

 

STAR EXEMPTION

New Homeowner Application Process
First time applicants to enhanced star for people turning age 65 in 2019 or 2020
Process to apply for first time application to enhanced star
425-E Form

425-IVP Form
425-Worksheet
Enhanced Star Hardship
Star EligibilityEnhanced Star IVP Information

   
                               LOW INCOME SENIOR EXEMPTION
Low Income Senior Instructions
Low Income Senior Renewal Application
Low Income Senior New Application
Low Income Senior New Application Instructions
Senior Citizen Income Limits
Senior Citizen Income Determination
Senior Citizen Pamphlet

PERSONS with DISABILITIES and LIMITED INCOMES EXEMPTION

The City of Tonawanda grants the disability exemption to qualifying persons with documented evidence of disability and proof of income.  Evidence includes award letter from the Social Security Administration, award letter from the Railroad Retirement Board, award letter from the United States Postal Service or certificate from the State Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped.  Application may be made November 1 through March 1 in the Assessor's Office using your previous year's income.  Income limits for the purpose of this exemption are City and School taxes $27,000 and County taxes $32,400.

 

VETERANS' EXEMPTIONS

Veteran's exemptions are granted to qualifying veterans by making application to the Assessor's office by taxable status date March 1 in the City of Tonawanda.

The City of Tonawanda   Common Council recently adopted the new "Cold War Veterans Exemption".  The exemption would apply to all city taxes starting in 2010.

Proof of eligibility is required from form DD-214.  Documentation of disability rating, if received is also necessary.  The veteran must own and reside on the property to receive the exemption on County and City taxes.

If you have questions regarding the above exemptions or any other exemptions, please call the office at (716) 695-8639 or e-mail to assessor@tonawandacity.com



 Home Improvement Exemption

485-B BUSINESS EXEMPTION


Final Assessment Roll

The Final Roll for the City of Tonawanda will be complete and filed on July 1 each year.  Any interested persons who wish to examine this roll may do so anytime during regular business hours or download the roll at the link above.

Generally, the summer months are a time when the Assessor's Office is gathering information about your property. This is especially true if you have completed your building or remodeling project and have had it approved by the City Building Inspector. This information will be sent to the Assessor's Office to determine the value of your project and how it affects your assessment.

City of Tonawanda   Assessment Rolls available PDF version:

2017 Final Assessment Roll

2016 Final Assessment Roll

2015 Final Assessment Roll


2014 Final Assessment Roll

2013 Final Assessment Roll - added 7/2/2013

 

 Contact Us

You may call the Assessor's Office at 695-8639 for more information regarding your property. You should keep yourself informed about your property whether you are a new homeowner or have owned your home for several years.