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4. Data Collection

Assessor Pages

     Assessors Pages  
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1.  Assessments
     How assessments are determined. 

2.  Exemptions
     Common exemptions available.

3.  Assessment Cycle
     Challenge Information
     Important Timetable

4.  Data Collection
     Building permits
     Property Sales
     Field Review
     Property Inspections

5.  Resources
Helpful Links

6.  Glossary
Common Terms

Collection, review, recording, and valuing real property information from building permits, property sales, field review, and property inspections.

 Building Permits
The assessor’s office receives copies of building permits from the building department on a monthly basis.  The permit is recorded in our system. Progress and status is verified as of March 1 of every year.  Any change in value due to permit is applied. Property owners will receive an assessment notice indicating any assessment change.

Property Sales
The assessor’s office receives copies of deeds from the Erie County Clerk’s office on a weekly basis.  Sales are processed in our office.  New owners are sent a sales verification form and a STAR application for applicable properties.  Property and sales data is also verified through sales listings (ML’s, craigslist, field review, property inspection, etc).

Field Review
Property field reviews are conducted to verify and maintain assessment values at 100% of market value.  Data is also verified and collected during these field reviews.  Data changes are updated in our system.  Property owners receive an assessment notice indicating any assessment change.

Property Inspections
Property owners may request an inspection of their property.  The Assessor’s office must be invited by the property owner to inspect property. Otherwise property is reviewed from the public right of way/street.  You may request an inspection of your property at any time.  The assessor’s office uses a Town of Clarence vehicle that is easily identifiable with the Town logo and lettering.  Also, Assessor’s staff carries Town of Clarence identification.