2021 Town-wide Reassessment Process The Town of Rush has completed a cyclical reassessment process in 2021. It has been eight years since the last community-wide reassessment. The purpose of the reassessment is to ensure that all properties are assessed fairly at a uniform level of assessment. Residents are encouraged to watch this informative video to help explain how the reassessment process works.
For more information on filing and scheduling a formal grievance, pdf 2021 Fact Sheet on Assessment Grievances
The Assessor's office maintains a current assessment roll, where each assessed value represents a unified percentage of market value. The assessment roll is prepared annually, through analysis of real estate market conditions and maintenance of property ownership records.
Property owners can challenge their assessments either informally or formally. If you believe your property is over-assessed, you can request an inspection. A physical inspection will be conducted and your assessment may be adjusted for the next assessment roll. There is a more formal process, where property owners can present their case to the Board of Assessment Review, which holds its annual meetings beginning on the fourth Tuesday each May.
To find and review past year assessment rols, please go to the Assesor's Section of the folder Document Center
Exemptions The Assessor's office also maintains all the tax exemptions (except Basic STAR exemption) which may be allocated to your property. Forms for these exemptions are available at the Assessor's office or you may print them out directly from your computer by clicking on them below. Note: All exemption forms are due on or before March 1st.
STAR Exemptions: Basic STAR applications are no longer processed in the Assessor's Office. Please visit https://www.tax.ny.gov/star/ to register for the STAR credit. The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance is requiring anyone who receives the Enhanced Star exemption to participate in a mandatory Income Verification Program. Please submit the RP-425-IVP to the Assessor’s Office by March 1st along with your renewal application (RP-425-Rnw) or with a new application (RP-425-E) for the Enhanced STAR exemption.
Non-Profit & Clergy Exemptions
- pdf What to Do if You Disagree with Your Assessment and Important Information Regarding Grievance
- pdf Residential Review Application
- pdf Vacant Land Review Application
- pdf Town-Wide Sales 2014-2017
- Town, County, School Tax Rates
- Property – Parcel Viewer
- Understanding Assessments – Video Link (takes a few moments to start)
- The Homeowner’s Property Tax Reduction Kit
Assessor's Office FAQ
The local Assessor's Office can assist you. These are a few key points:
There is no cost to grieve an assessment.
Use Form RP-524 Complaint on Real Property Assessment to grieve your assessment. The form is available from the NYS Tax website (www.tax.ny.gov) or from your assessor's office or the Assessor Department page.