Schenectady County, New York Tax Assessors' Office
620 State Street, 3rd Floor
Schenectady County Office Building
Schenectady, New York 12305
Where is the Schenectady County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Schenectady County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Schenectady 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 Schenectady 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 Schenectady 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 Schenectady County Assessor's Office at (518) 388 4246 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 Schenectady County Facts:
The median home value in Schenectady County is between $158,168.00 and $162,232.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Schenectady County?
You can try contacting the Schenectady 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 Schenectady County is located in the County Courthouse in Schenectady, which is where the Schenectady County Assessors' Office is also located. You can direct your general inquiries to Schenectady County with the contact info listed below.
Schenectady County Phone Number
Schenectady County Fax Number
Schenectady County County Courthouse Address
620 State St
Schenectady, NY 12305-2112
Useful Schenectady County Links:
- Property Tax Search Tool
- Schenectady County Government Homepage
- Property Tax Maps
- Schenectady County Assessors' Office Homepage