Assessment Information

Filed on May 1
Held at the Wells Community Hall
Filed on July 1
Table Of Contents:
Sole Assessor
James Abbott
PO Box 421
Wells, NY 12190
Phone: 518-924-2781
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.



 (Pursuant to Section 506 and 1526 of the Real Property Tax Law)


Notice is hereby given that the Assessor of the Town of Wells, County of Hamilton, State of New York, as required by law has assessed the property in the Town of Wells according to its condition and ownership the First Day of March 2018 and has completed the Tentative Assessment roll for the Current year and that a copy of it has been left with Mary Ellen Stofelano, Town Clerk, at the Town Clerk's office where any interested person may examine it until the fourth Thursday in May, 2018.

The Assessor will be in attendance with the Tentative Assessment roll at the Wells Community Hall on:

                                             Monday, May 7, 5-9 p.m.

                                             Saturday, May 12, 1-5 p.m.

                                             Monday, May 14, 5-9 p.m.

                                             Tuesday, May 15,5-9 p.m.


The Board of Assessment Review will meet on Thursday, May 24th between the hours of 5 pm and 9 pm at the WELLS COMMUNITY HALL to hear complaints in relation to assessments on the application of any person believing themselves to be aggrieved. Complaint forms are available at the Assessor's and Town Clerk's offices. The Board of Assessment Review, in accordance with the law, can leave your assessment as is or reduce it.


James C. Abbott

Sole Assessor

Filed by the state Department of State on March 5, 1999
Filed with the NYS Department of State on December 16, 1999.
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