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Call the Town/Village Clerk's office at
(585) 586-3553

East Rochester Sidewalk Construction & Replacement Program

East Rochester Sidewalk Construction & Replacement Program Read more

On Tuesday February 27th, 2024 the Town/Village of East Rochester and MRB Group will 
be hosting an informal Public Information Meeting. The meeting is open to residents to stop 
in at any time between 5:30pm to 8:00pm to ask questions with regards to the scope of the 
project. 

The meeting will be held in the Jean Daniel Community Center located on the 1st floor 
of the Eyer Building (317 Main Street, East Rochester, NY 14445). 
 

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2024 Town/Village of East Rochester Board Meeting Schedule

2024 Town/Village of East Rochester Board Meeting Schedule Read more

The Town/Village Boad will hold regular monthly meetings in 2024. Each meeting will begin at 7pm. For the complete schedule, please select READ MORE or download the attached document.

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2024 Town/Village of East Rochester - Holiday Schedule

2024 Town/Village of East Rochester - Holiday Schedule Read more

After approval of the Town/Village Board, the Town/Village of East Rochester will observe the following list (for the full list, please select READ MORE) of Holidays for 2024. Please note the Town/Village offices will be closed on these days.

The Department of Public Works may work on these days to maintain continuity of operations.

Garfield Street Replacement Project

Garfield Street Replacement Project Read more

On Tuesday July 25th, 2023 the Town/Village of East Rochester held a Public Informational meeting in the Jean Daniel Community Center. The purpose of the meeting was to present the draft reconstruction plan for Garfield Street. This meeting was open to the public and all comments and feedback were welcome. There will no formal presentation, all information has been posted here on the web site.  
 

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EAST ROCHESTER VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT--125 YEARS OF SERVICE

EAST ROCHESTER VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT--125 YEARS OF SERVICE Read more

On May 23, 1898, a group of businessmen from Despatch (as East Rochester was known until 1906) met at Branshaud’s Hall on East Commercial Street to set up the first fire department.  On May 29th, the first official meeting was held, and the Despatch Fire District was formed.  During subsequent meetings committees were formed to find estimates for needed equipment, as well as for property and a fire hall.  It was determined that $1800.00 was the amount needed to outfit this first department.  Equipment included:  one dozen rubber coats, boots, and helmets, a hose cart, an alarm bell, a ladder truck, and three chemical carts.  Needless to say, the first fire trucks were either pulled by horses or pulled by hand.

Select READ MORE for the full article on the East Rochester Volunteer Fire Department!

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About the Assessor

The Assessor is the appointed assessment official who estimates the value of real property within the Town/Village of East Rochester. The Assessor's office is open daily Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. 

The Assessor maintains the Town/Village's assessment roll, which lists assessments and exemptions. The Assessor approves and monitors property tax exemptions, including senior citizens exemptions, school tax relief exemptions (STAR), veterans, disability, and business exemptions.

The Assessor reviews every transfer of real property for accuracy, including the basic information on buyer, seller, and sale price. Properties are reviewed annually for changes, including permits for new construction, demolition, change of use, and market conditions.

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Residential Sales File

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Analysis of valid arm’s length sales is utilized in the review process to determine current assessed (market) value of all residential properties. Residential properties in the Town/Village of East Rochester are systematically reviewed annually and have been assessed on the average at 100% of current market value since 2000.

Assessment Department General Information

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The Assessment Department maintains an inventory of all parcels in the Town/Village of East Rochester in order to establish an assessed value for the equitable distribution of property taxes. All properties are currently assessed at 100% of market value.

In accordance with rules and regulations set forth in New York State Real Property Tax Law, the Town/Village of East Rochester participates in an annual assessment program. Annual assessing involves the yearly systematic analysis of all properties in the municipality to determine if they reflect current market values and making adjustments where necessary. Assessment changes may also be made due to change in use, and/or issuance of a building permit for new construction or demolition.

The Assessment Department also administers partial tax exemptions, as allowed under the State Real Property Tax Law, to property owners who meet certain eligibility requirements. Some of the most common residential exemptions are: STAR (School Tax Relief), Senior Citizen, Disability With Limited Income and Veterans. Applications are available for these exemptions through the New York State Office of Real Property Services web site, http://www.orps.state.ny.us, or by contacting the Assessment Office at 585-381-5151.

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