Chemung County, New York Tax Assessors' Office
210 Lake Street
Elmira, New York 14902
Where is the Chemung County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Chemung County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Chemung County Tax Assessor's Office oversees the appraisal and assessment of properties as well as the billing and collection of property taxes for all taxable real estate located in Chemung County.
Contact the assessor's office if you need help with paying your property taxes, applying for a homestead exemption or other tax exemption, reporting upgrades to your home, appealing your property tax assessment, or verifying your property records.
Submitting a Chemung County property tax appeal
If you believe that your house has been unfairly overappraised (i.e. appraised at a value higher than the true market value of the property), you can attempt to get your home re-appraised at a lower value by contacting the Assessor's Office to submit a property tax appeal.
You will have to submit a form describing your property and sufficient proof that it is overassessed, including valuations of similar homes nearby as evidence. If your appeal is accepted, your home assessment (and property taxes) will be lowered as a result.
If you would like to appeal your property, call the Chemung County Assessor's Office at (607) 737 2989 and ask for a property tax appeal form. Keep in mind that property tax appeals are generally only accepted in a 1-3 month window each year.
For more information and example appeals, see how to appeal your property taxes.
Useful Chemung County Facts:
The median home value in Chemung County is between $84,040.00 and $87,760.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Chemung County?
You can try contacting the Chemung County local government directly with any issues the Assessor's Office can't solve. In many counties, certain property records such as deeds are kept in the county courthouse or county archives instead of at the tax assessors' office.
The county seat for Chemung County is located in the John H. Hazlett Building in Elmira, which is where the Chemung County Assessors' Office is also located. You can direct your general inquiries to Chemung County with the contact info listed below.
Chemung County Phone Number
Chemung County Fax Number
Chemung County John H. Hazlett Building Address
John H. Hazlett Building
203 Lake Street
Elmira, NY 14901-3108
Useful Chemung County Links:
- Chemung County Government Homepage
- Chemung County Assessors' Office Homepage
- Chemung County GIS Maps