Joseph L. Maciejewski, CCD, Director of Director of Real Property Tax Services

Joseph L. Maciejewski, CCD, Director of Real Property Tax Services

The Department of Real Property Tax Services prepares and administers the collection of current county taxes in the City of Buffalo and the foreclosure/enforcement of countywide delinquent tax liens. It also maintains up to date real property tax maps and assessment data and to maximize the collection of real property tax dollars.

What's Happening in Real Property Tax Services

An Erie County In Rem 164 Tax Foreclosure Auction will be held on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at the Downtown Central Library in the Mason O. Damon Auditorium.  Doors will open at 8:30am and the auction will commence at 9:30am.


List of properties for sale is now available:


There have been some changes in how certain homeowners will apply for STAR, and in how they receive their STAR benefit. 

New applicants who qualify for STAR will register with New York State instead of applying with their assessor.

If they qualify, they will receive a STAR credit in the form of a check, rather than receiving a property tax exemption. The dollar value of the...

June 2, 2016

Payers of Property Tax on parcels to be listed; move to aid fight against zombie properties

ERIE COUNTY, NY— The Erie County Department of Real Property Tax Services has announced that new information is now available on the Department’s website to identify the individuals, banks, or agencies that have paid the...

Tax Information


Tax Line: (716) 858-8333
Fax: (716) 858-7744

Erie County Real Property Tax Services
Edward A Rath County Office Building
95 Franklin Street - Room 100
Buffalo, New York 14202