About the City of Geneva Assessor’s Office
The City of Geneva Assessor’s office is conveniently located in downtown Geneva. Normal office hours are 8:30am to 4:00pm. Walk ins are always welcome, but appointments can be made, or assessment information obtained by calling the Assessor’s office.
The Assessor’s Office is responsible for annually reviewing and assessing all real property at a uniform level of value. This requires the ongoing maintenance of property ownership and inventory records, sales data, tax maps, escrow accounts and related real property tax law and literature. The total full value of City property in 2016 is $967,940,840 with a taxable value of $395,794,554. The Assessor’s Office is also responsible for processing both whole and partial exemptions. This involves 38 types of exemptions and collectively involves 3,735 exemptions annually.
The mission of the City of Geneva Assessor’s Office is to maintain uniform standard assessments of all real property within the City of Geneva, pursuant to Article 3, Title 1, Sub-Section 305 of the NYS Real Property Tax Law. This uniform standard is considered to be current to a full market value standard as of the most recent (as needed) full value assessment update. In so doing, it is necessary to 1) maintain property records and computer assessment files, 2) continue upgrading office procedure and equipment necessary to maintain uniform assessments, 3) apply all applicable NYS and local Real Property Tax Laws as they pertain to assessment procedure and exemptions, and 4) maintain all records and files in such a fashion that they are accessible to state and county governments, real estate professional agencies, and to the general public.
Contact the City of Geneva Assessor’s Office
47 Castle Street
1st Floor, City Hall
Geneva, New York 14456
Phone: (315) 789-0091
Fax: (315) 789-0604
City Assessor: Stephen R. Pigeon
Tax Clerk: Meghan K. Kincaid