Town of Grand Island

    Judy M. Tafelski, Assessor

About Your Assessment

Fiscal Year Start: January 1
Valuation Date: March 1
Taxable Status: March 1
Tentative Roll: May 1
Grievance Day: Fourth Tuesday in May
Final Roll: July 1

Total Parcel Count: 8,941

Taxable Assessed Value: $1,534,474,972

Exemption Amounts: $204,972,971

Full Value: $1,739,447,943

Equalization Rate: The ratio of total assessed value to total market value of an assessing unit is determined by the NYS Office of Real Property Services on an annual basis. The current equalization rate for the Town of Grand Island is 100.00% It is used by the State to allocate aid to school districts and by Counties to apportion County taxes among municipalities. Level of Assessment: The ratio of assessed value to market value in an assessing unit as determined by the assessor on an annual basis. It is used by the assessor in setting assessed values on a uniform basis. The level of assessment may be the same number as the equalization rate, currently 100.00% Residential Ratio: The median ratio of assessed value to sale price of all "arms-length" residential sales occuring within an assessed unit during a one-year period (July 1 to June 30) as determined by the NYS Office of Real Property Services on an annual basis. It may used by homeowners in challenging the fairness of an assessed value in a Small Claims Assessment Review proceeding. This figure is currently %.


County Tax Rate

When it is used
January 1 thru December 31. Erie County Tax Rate: The County Tax rate is determined by the Erie County Legislature. Simply, it is the amount of money which is in the Erie County Budget divided by the total assessed value of the entire County. This gives a rate per thousand of assessed value.

How it is used
The rate per $1000 of assessed value is multiplied by each property assessment minus any exemptions to generate a County tax bill for each property.

Town Tax Rate

When it is used
Town Tax Rate: The Town Tax Rate is determined by the Grand Island Town Board. Simply, it is the amount of money which is in the Town of Grand Island budget divided by the total assessed value of the entire Town. This gives a rate per $1000 of assessed value.

How it is used
Town Tax Rate: The rate per $1000 of assessed value multiplied by each property assessment minus any exemptions to generate the Town's portion of the County tax bill.

School Tax Rate

When it is used
School Tax Rate: The School rate is determined by the Town of Grand Island Board of Education. Simply, it is the amount of money in the Town of Grand Island School Board budget divided by the total assessed value of the entire school district. This gives the rate per $1000 of assessed value.

How it is used
School Tax Rate: The rate per $1000 of assessded value is multiplied by each property assessment minus any exemptions to generate the School tax bill for each property. 
 

Judy M. Tafelski
2255 Baseline Rd.
Grand Island, NY 14072
Phone: 716-773-9600 ext 648
Fax: 716-773-9816 
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