Our department is designed to function as an advisory and assessment arm of the County Government, providing a multitude of administrative, training, and technical services to local government, assessing officials, and the general public. All responses are directed towards customer satisfaction with the objective of providing an understanding of how NYS Real Property Tax Law is to be applied equitably and uniformly.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION - REVISED RP-5217 (REAL PROPERTY TRANSFER REPORT)
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance has revised the current RP-5217 form. The new form is a down-loadable, bar-coded form. All filers should begin submitting the new PDF version of the RP-5217 form with their deed transaction. The form will need to be created on your computer using the link below in order for the bar code to be generated. It should not be handwritten or typed. You must print the form as an 8.5 X 14 inch legal size document. Effective April 1, 2014 the Niagara County Clerk's Office will only accept the new RP-5217-PDF form. The old 4-part forms will NOT be accepted.
Further instructions can be obtained from the State's website - NYS Department of Taxation RP-5217-PDF
NEW - Niagara County has adopted the Green Buildings Exemption (LEED), it will be effective for the 2015 Tax Roll. Details and application are in the "COUNTY EXEMPTIONS" link below.