The Assessor’s Office of the Town of Wayne is responsible for the valuation of all of the property within the town. These values are converted into estimates of property value, assessments that are used in the computation of real property tax bills.
This office is charged with maintaining property files on approximately 1600 individual parcels as well as the preparing assessments and property tax levy rolls for the town, Steuben County, and the Hammondsport and Bradford School Districts. The office also administers a wide program of property tax exemptions for the benefit of town residents.
It is the goal of the Assessor’s Office to maintain the highest standards of assessment practice and to provide the town’s property owners with accurate and fair assessments. Property record collection standards conform to all New York assessment and appraisal standards.
Tuesday 9:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday 9:00am - 12:00pm
The Assessor’s Office administers and provides customer assistance in obtaining the following exemptions:
Agricultural Land and Buildings
Charitable (i.e.; churches and non-profits organizations)
National Register of Historic Places
The window of opportunity for any exemption application is from the first of December to the first of March of the following year. All exemptions must be applied for and are not automatically granted by the Assessor’s Office. The absolute deadline for all applications is the first of March. Applications received after that date will not be processed.
STAR: A school tax exemption for all owner occupied residential property. The Enhanced Star Exemption is available to seniors 65 years old and older with incomes less than $74,700.00.
Senior Citizens: A property tax exemption for seniors whose total income is less than $19,500.00. This exemption must be renewed every year.
Veterans: An exemption applied to County and Town Taxes for all qualified veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. Because of the complex nature of this exemptions and disability exemptions, please call the Assessor’s Office for specific details.