Town of
Oneida County, NY
 Assessment Information 

March 1
May 1
the 4th Wednesday of May
July 1
Exemption Information:

Exemptions for Senior Citizens and the Enhanced STAR must be renewed each year because they are approved or denied based on legal residence and income criteria which must be met each year. A renewal form should be mailed to each current exemptee shortly before the exemption renewals are due. Please call the Assessor's office for a form or download the form (link is available from the Assessors page).

Agricultural exemptions must also be renewed each year. If you do not receive a renewal form by mail, call or download the form. Other exemptions are automatically renewed for the applicable term.

All new and renewal applications must be submitted to the Assessors Office by March 1 of each year.










Town of Steuben Assessor
Pat Roser
9458 Soule Road
Remsen, NY 13438
Phone: 315-865-5087
Oneida County site for Assessment Rolls

You can now review assessment rolls they are available on the County wedsite.   Bottom of County Home page on Left side

Tentative Roll is available and after July 1st is final roll.

Uniform Percentage of Value
The percentage of market value (full value) used by an assessing unit to establish uniform assessments. This value must appear on the tentative roll. Real Property Tax Law Section 305 specifies, "all real property in each assessing unit shall be assessed at a uniform percentage of value..."
Taxable Status Date
The ownership and physical condition of real property as of this date are assessed (valued) according to price fixed as of the valuation date. All applications for property exemptions must be filed with the assessor by this date.
Residential Assessment Ratio (RAR)
A percentage established by the State Board of Real Property Services according to law, using the ratio of assessed value to the sales price for each usable residential sale in a recent one-year period. Ratios are then listed from highest to lowest; the midpoint (median) ratio is selected as the RAR. The RAR can be used to prove that a residential property is assessed at a higher level than other homes on the assessment roll. Your locality's RAR indicates at what percent of full value residential properties are assessed. For example, a RAR of 20 indicates that residential properties are assessed at approximately 20 percent of their full value.
Equalization Rate
"State equalization rate" means the percentage of full value at which taxable real property in a county, city, town or village is assessed as determined by the state board." (RPTL Section 102) The rate is a ratio of the sum of the locally determined assessed values for all taxable parcels for a given assessment roll divided by ORPS's estimate of total full value for that same roll.
Letter from the Assessor, May 22, 2009

As the Sole Assessor I am a State Certified Town Official who obtained certification from NYS by attending approved training classes and successfully completing the testing at the end of each session.  I must also attend yearly training of at least 24 hrs. for continuing education credits.  My foremost job as the assessor is valuing the real property within the Town.  The inventory of the real property in Town is kept on property record cards (PRC).  The information is also entered on the personal computer and maintained in a software program licensed by the State Office of Real Property Services (ORPS).  Each year a new assessment roll is prepared and is used by various taxing jurisdictions (town, county, schools) to levy real property taxes.


I also have the duties of administering real property exemptions.  Each year renewals for Senior Exemption RP467, Enhanced Star, and Agriculture exemptions are mailed out to be returned to the assessor's office on or before March 1st with the required data needed for filing.  Also each year any new exemptions are collected, due on or before March 1st .  Each of these exemptions must be reviewed, approved, and entered on the computer data file for the assessment roll being prepared for that year.  Once the new Tentative Assessment Roll is prepared (May 1st ) Notice of Change must be mailed to any taxpayer whose assessment has been changed that year.  Hours are posted when the assessor will be available to discuss these changes with anyone who wishes to do so.  Grievance Day is the 4th Wednesday of May each year for the Town of Steuben, where a taxpayer can come in to grieve his or her assessment to the Board of Assessment Review.  The Assessor attends these sessions and provide any information needed (property record cards with inventory, pictures, building permits, calculations of improvements, sales comparisons, etc.) to help the BAR to understand how the assessment was determined.  Any changes made by the BAR are processed and entered on the computer file which is sent to the County in preparation of the printing of the Final Assessment Roll July 1st of each year.  The Assessor represents the Town at Small Claim Hearings to provide documentation to support the assessed value to the Hearing Officer.  The Assessor also works with the Town Attorney to prepare for and represent the Town in any Certiorari Cases that arise from the assessment roll. 


Other duties of the Assessor are to keep a watchful eye on the equalization rate, the residential assessment ration, and the co-efficient of dispersion.  Along with maintaining an equitable assessment roll these things are accomplished by watching and reporting on the sales information that comes in to office each month in the form of RP5217 which are file with every deed at the Oneida County Clerk's.  The information on these forms must be reviewed, corrected if needed, and entered on the RPS system.  The forms give the names of the new owners and the price paid for the property plus and conditions of the Sale.  They are sometimes the records of splits of property from larger parcels.  Quarterly reports must be sent to the Sales Review Division at ORPS in Albany to compile a list of usable sales.  The current equalization rate for the Town of Steuben is 100%.  This is calculated yearly by the State Office of Real Property Services and is like a report card to the Town on how current local real estate market sales are comparing to the assessment.


Income Limits For Age Exemption-Senior's


Town & Village or Remsen                 Remsen & Holland Patent

         SCHOOLS                                         SCHOOLS

Up to:  $12,025=50%                              Up to:$12,025.01=50%

          $12,600=45%                                     $13,025.01=45%

          $13,200=40%                                     $15,025.01=40%

          $13,800=35%                                     $15,025.01=35%

          $14,400=30%                                     $15,925.01=30%

          $15,000=25%                                     $16,825.01=25%

          $15,625=20%                                     $17,725.00=20%

Town of Steuben - Up to: $12,000 = 50%

Adirondack Schools                                       Oneida County

Up to:  $15,000=50%                                     Up to:  $18,500=50%

          $16,000=45%                                              $19,500=45%

          $17,000=40%                                              $20,500=40%

          $18,000=35%                                              $21,500=35%

          $18,900=30%                                              $22,400=30%

          $19,800=25%                                              $23,300=25%

          $20,700=20%                                              $24,200=20%

          $21,600=15%                                              $25,100=15%

          $22,500=10%                                              $26,000=10%

                                                                             $26,900= 5%