Town Of Johnstown
Assessment Information

Assessment Information

Real Property Database:
The Real Property Database contains parcel-level information related to the assessment of real property. This information is the basis for the property taxes paid to local governments and school districts.
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.
Local Assessment Facts as of May 2016

The 2016 Tentative Assessment Roll for the Town of Johnstown was filed on May 2, 2016. 

The Board of Assessment Review will meet to hear complaints on Grievance Day, 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 from 3pm to 5pm and 6pm to 8pm

at the Town of Johnstown Town Hall, Route 29.  

All complaints must be submitted by 8pm that evening.  


2016 Assessment Facts


2016 Tentative Assessment Roll Date: May 2, 2016

Uniform percentage of value for 2016:  75%

Taxable Status Date:  March 1, 2016

Residential Assessment Ratio for 2016:  72.44

2015 Final Equalization Rate;  75.79%

Valuation Date:  July 1, 2015

Enhanced Star Values for 2016:  $49,430

Basic Star Values for 2016:  $22, 710

2016 Final Assessment Roll Date:  July 1, 2016 









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