My staff and I practice an "open door" policy and welcome you! We are available to assist you with assessment policies and procedures governed by New York State Real Property Law. Our office has many responsibilities, including but not limited to, determining and maintaining assessments, inventory records, ownership interest, and processing exemptions.
If you should have any questions and/or concerns, please feel free to contact the office.
The City of Glens Falls Re-Assessment Project is now entering its final stages. The new assessment is based on the estimated market value of your property considering all market information related to the City of Glens Falls.
The disclosure notice you have/will receive in the mail provides a tax estimate that would have occurred last year, had the tentative new full market value assessments been used. This tax estimate was calculated by extending last year’s tax levy over the new full value estimates. Please note, the term “taxable value” means the new assessed value, minus any exemptions that may apply. The taxes noted on the accompanying disclosure notice include school taxes paid in September 2021 and city and county taxes paid in January 2022. Special District taxes are not included. The estimated effect (increase or decrease) on your taxes, is found in the lower right-hand portion of the accompanying notice.
The disclosure notice is not an estimate of future taxes.
After reviewing the disclosure notice, you should consider if you wish to speak to a representative of KLW Municipal, Inc., the contractor for the revaluation project. Meetings with property owners will be held between March 7, 2022 through April 1, 2022 (if necessary). Informal meetings that are in person (not via Zoom or phone), will be conducted at Glens Falls City Hall, 42 Ridge St, 2nd Flr, Glens Falls, NY.
All Informal Meetings are by appointment only and can be scheduled by calling 518-396-5200, Monday thru Friday, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, March 1 through March 18, 2022.
Please identify all properties for which you are requesting a meeting by the parcel ID number (e.g., 302.20-30-9), property address and the property type, i.e., residential, vacant land, commercial, industrial, etc. When attending the informal meeting, each property owner is encouraged to bring copies of all material relevant to their property or concerns they have regarding the new market value assessment. For example, if a property is affected by wetlands, flood hazard or easements, please provide the necessary agency documentation to support these restrictions. No assessment changes will be made at the meeting. All information you supply will be reviewed and you will be notified of the results in writing.
If you are unable to attend an informal meeting, you may respond in writing by addressing your concerns to KLW Municipal, Inc. c/o Assessor’s Office, City of Glens Falls 42 Ridge St, Glens Falls, NY 12801. All written informal meeting documentation must be submitted on or before March 31, 2022.
Preliminary assessment data will be available for review beginning March 1st at the Assessor's Office at 42 Ridge St., Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. You may also utilize the internet at www.cityofglensfalls.com.
Your new assessed value will be used to determine taxes for the September 2022 school tax and the January 2023 city and county tax. You should be aware however that the actual tax bill you receive may be higher or lower than the estimates shown for one of the following reasons:
- Budgets that determine the amount of tax dollars to be raised have not yet been established.
If these budgets change from last year, your tax bill will change as a direct result of the change to the budget.
- Special districts are not included. Such charges may include fire, water, sewer, etc.
- Changes in the city-wide market value assessments resulting from informal meetings, grievance proceedings and possible changes in exemptions.
- Changes in the apportionment of the City’s share of school and county tax levies when compared to the estimate on the enclosed notice.
For more information see the City of Glens Falls website at www.cityofglensfalls.com
The owners and staff of KLW Municipal, Inc. wish to take this opportunity to thank all city property owners for their cooperation during this reassessment program.
Key Dates of the Assessment Process
Taxable Status Date (the date in which property is valued accordingly to "what the property consists of" and ownership of the property.)
NYS Exemption Filing Deadline - the last day for submittal of all exemption applications for the upcoming roll.
Tentative Assessment Roll - is filed and certified
May 24th (4 p.m. - 8 p.m.):
Grievance Day : 2022 (Will be the held the fourth Tuesday of May)
Final Assessment Roll - is filed and certified
New York State Exemption Forms are available below by clicking Forms & Permits and then go to Assessor’s Office folder.