Erie County, New York Tax Assessors' Office
95 Franklin Street, Room 100
Buffalo, New York 14202
Where is the Erie County Tax Assessor's Office?
While many counties have county-wide tax assessors, Erie County has one cities and towns with their own local tax assessors. If your property is located within any of these localities, see that page for your tax assessor's contact information.
What can the Erie County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Erie 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 Erie 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 Erie 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 Erie County Assessor's Office at (716) 858 8333 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 Erie County Facts:
The median home value in Erie County is between $116,938.00 and $118,462.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Erie County?
You can try contacting the Erie 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 Erie County is located in the Rath Building in Buffalo, which is located at 25 Delaware Ave. You can direct your general inquiries to Erie County with the contact info listed below.
Erie County Phone Number
Erie County Fax Number
Erie County Rath Building Address
25 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY 14202-3926
Useful Erie County Links:
- City of Buffalo - Assessment Roll
- City of Buffalo - Property Sales Records
- Erie County Government Homepage
- Erie County Tax Records
- Property Tax Search Tool
- Erie County Assessors' Office Homepage
- Pay City of Buffalo - Property Tax Payments
- City of Buffalo - Parcel Search Search
- City of Buffalo - Property Tax Search