Monroe County, New York Tax Assessors' Office
39 West Main Street
304 County Office Building
Rochester, New York 14614
Where is the Monroe County Tax Assessor's Office?
While many counties have county-wide tax assessors, Monroe 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 Monroe County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Monroe 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 Monroe 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 Monroe 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 Monroe County Assessor's Office at (585) 753 1125 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 Monroe County Facts:
The median home value in Monroe County is between $129,348.00 and $131,452.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Monroe County?
You can try contacting the Monroe 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 Monroe County is located in the County Office Building in Rochester, which is where the Monroe County Assessors' Office is also located. You can direct your general inquiries to Monroe County with the contact info listed below.
Monroe County Phone Number
Monroe County Fax Number
Monroe County County Office Building Address
County Office Building
39 W Main St
Rochester, NY 14614-1408
Useful Monroe County Links:
- Property Tax Search Tool & Pay Property Taxes
- GIS Map
- City of Rochester - Property Tax Payments
- Monroe County Government Homepage
- City of Rochester - Property Sale Search
- Monroe County Assessors' Office Homepage
- Monroe County GIS Maps