Rensselaer County, New York Tax Assessors' Office
1600 Seventh Avenue
Rensselaer County Office Building, 5th Floor
Troy, New York 12180
Where is the Rensselaer County Tax Assessor's Office?
While many counties have county-wide tax assessors, Rensselaer 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 Rensselaer County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Rensselaer 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 Rensselaer 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 Rensselaer 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 Rensselaer County Assessor's Office at (518) 270 2780 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 Rensselaer County Facts:
The median home value in Rensselaer County is between $168,573.00 and $173,827.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Rensselaer County?
You can try contacting the Rensselaer 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 Rensselaer County is located in the County Courthouse in Troy, which is where the Rensselaer County Assessors' Office is also located. You can direct your general inquiries to Rensselaer County with the contact info listed below.
Rensselaer County Phone Number
Rensselaer County County Courthouse Address
1600 7Th Ave
Troy, NY 12180-3410
Useful Rensselaer County Links:
- City of Troy - Assessment Rolls
- Property Tax Maps
- Rensselaer County Government Homepage
- City of Troy - Tax Search Service
- City of Troy - Property Tax Search & Mapping
- Rensselaer County Assessors' Office Homepage
- Rensselaer County View by town
- City of Troy - Delinquent Property Taxes & Online Payments