Telephone: 293-3880 Ext 126
Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
To produce a fair and equitable assessment roll each year for the Town of Riga and the Village of Churchville by maintaining accurate records of real property ownership and physical characteristics; by carefully analyzing the local real estate market to determine equitable assessments that fairly distribute the total tax burden among all property owners based on the market value of their property; and by correctly determining eligibility for real property tax exemptions. The overriding goal is for no one to pay more or less than his or her fair share of the overall tax levy.
The Town of Riga was scheduled to do an assessment update for the 2021 assessment roll, but it was postponed due to COVID. The Town of Riga will proceed with doing an assessment update for the 2022 assessment roll. Our equalization rate has dropped drastically which not only increases the tax rate, but also reduces the dollar amount of exemptions that people qualify for. Residents no longer receive the full benefit of the exemption. Despite COVID, the sales are still coming in much higher than where assessments are. There’s still a high demand for homes here and very low inventory.
March 1st – Taxable Status Date
May 1st – Tentative Roll Filed
4th Tuesday in May – Grievance Day
July 1st – Final Roll Filed
- Property tax publications: Handouts for property owners—other topics (ny.gov) Link
- Exemption Forms Link
- 2021 Riga Final Roll (also available for review at town hall and library)
- Riga 2021 Tentative Roll PDF (also available for review at town hall and library)
- (RP-524) Grievance Form Link
- Informal Assessment PDF
- Assessment Review Request Form PDF
- How to Request an Informal Assessment Review PDF
Visit: STAR Registration Link
Taxpayers Call: 1-518-457-2036
Tax credits and the NYS Registration of existing Basic STAR exemption are not administered locally. You must contact New York State Department of Taxation & Finance at the above listed numbers with any questions pertaining
to checks, tax credits, and the registration process – or visit the listed webpages for more information.
NOTE: First-time applicants, for any exemption, or the annual renewal of an existing exemption, must submit the applicable paper form and supporting documentation to your local assessor by taxable status date (March 1st).