As you are probably aware, the Assessor's Office has begun the process for conducting a revaluation project in the Town. A public information meeting was held on February 28th at which time information about the possible ramifications and process of such a project were explained. It was explained the purpose for this project is to regain equity in the Town and make sure all propoerty owenrs are paying their fair share of taxes. It is not to raise more tax money.
The first step in the project will be to send out data mailers to all property owners (except vacant land owners) in May of this year. Once you receive this information, please review it, make any corrections necessary and return the form to my office by the deadline (June 15, 2018). Once this information has been input, field review will begin. When I am in the field, I will be in a care that is clearly marked and identified as the Town of Galway Assessor. We will be checking data and updating pictures as necessary.
This project will not affect taxes until school taxes September, 2019 and Town/County taxes of 2020. There will be ample time for discuss with this office if you feel your information is not correct.
More information regarding this project will be forthcoming. Please feel free to contact me at 518-882-6070 ext. 17 if you have concerns or questions regarding this project. Thank you Vicky Hayner, Assessor