Lonnie Stedman, City Assessor
City of Oneida Assessors Office
109 N. Main St.
Oneida, NY 13421
(315) 363-7579 Fax: (315)363-9558
New legislation requires all homeowners receiving a Basic STAR exemption to register with the New York State Tax Department in order to receive STAR exemptions in 2014 and subsequent years This is part of a new initiative to protect New Yorkers against the costs of inappropriate or fraudulent STAR exemptions.
The Assessor’s Office is equipped with GIS Mapping, Digital Photos, Pictometry and the lastest NYS Version 4 Software. The Assessor’s Office prepares an Assessment Roll each year for the purpose of levying property assessment. The Assessor and staff maintain property records relating to ownership of property and the physical description of the property. The Assessor is responsible for placing an assessed value for the real property on the Assessment Roll. The office helps property owners with questions on their property assessment and preparation of exemption applications for senior citizens, eligible funds for veterans, farms, and business exemptions. The Chamberlain’s Office handles any question regarding property taxes
Assessment year focuses on May 1 (Taxable Status Date). Assessed value of property is based on the condition and use of the real property on that day. Changes in assessed values are mailed to property owners in May. Taxable Status Date is also the last day property tax exemption applications can be received by the Assessor.
The City of Oneida Board of Assessment Review meets on Grievance Day, the second Tuesday in June, to receive complaints of property tax assessment. Grievances must be written and received by the five person board, or the Assessor, on or before Grievance Day. The final assessment roll is completed and certified on August 1.
The City of Oneida’s current Equalization Rate is 100%
LEVEL OF ASSESSMENT RATIO – The Level of Assessment (LOA) is simply the percentage of market value at which properties are assessed within a community. For instance, an LOA of 50% would indicate that assessments are at half of the market value; an LOA of 100% represents a community that is assessing at full value.