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Town of Lancaster Assessor’s Office




Assessor's Office Information 


Erik Finbar, SCA


e-mail:  efinbar@lancasterny.gov


Nancy Carlon, Real Property Appraiser

e-mail:  ncarlon@lancasterny.gov


21 Central Avenue

 Lancaster, NY 14086


PH: (716) 683-1311

FAX: (716) 681-7054


OFFICE HOURS: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm 


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Board of Assessment Review


If a property owner is dissatisified with their assessment, they may appeal to the Board of Assessment Review on Grievance Day - Tuesday, June 4th, 2024 from 4:00 - 8:00.  To file an appeal, a complaint form (NYS form RP-524) must be completed and filed with the assessor's office.  Complaint forms are available in the assessor's office or in the link to the left under "forms".  Once we receive the completed form, an appointment will  be scheduled.


You can submit the completed form in person at our office, drop it in the town drop box (located off of Clark St.) or by mail.  NO email's will be accepted.  Please indicate on the top of the completed form if you would like an appointment.  Once we receive the completed form, you will receive a call from our offie to schedule an appointment.


You also have an option for a mail-in review.  Complete the NYS RP-524 form; submit the form along with any supporting documentation to the assessor's office by 4:00 pm on Tuesday, June 4th, 2024.


All decisions will be mailed by July 1, 2024.  NO decisions will b made at the time of the hearing.








If you purchased a new home in 2015 to present: 


New STAR applicants will receive a credit in the form of a check directly from NYS instead of receiving a school property tax exemption. The amount of your STAR benefit is the same regardless of how you receive it.


You need to register with the New York State Tax Department to receive a STAR check.  Register at www.tax.ny.gov or call (518)-457-2036 for further information. 


Any resident who has owned their property prior to 2015 will still receive the exemption off of your tax bill.


If you currently have STAR with the assessor's office, are turning 65 by the end of 2024 and your adjusted income is $98,700 or less; you can apply for the enhanced STAR exemption to receive additional savings.   Contact our office for additional information.




The following exemptions will be administered by the Assessor's Office.  The deadline for ALL of the exemptions listed below is March 1st.


Low Income Senior (yearly renewal)


Must be turning 65 by the end of 2024 and income must be at or below the following limits:


$37,399 (gross) for the Town, County and Village of Depew

$29,700 (gross) for the Village of Lancaster


Veteran's (no renewal required)


Alternative Exemtion - active duty during wartime period or


Cold War Veteran Exemption - dates of serice 9/4/45 to 12/26/91


A DD214 is required for these exemptions



Disability Exemption (renewal required)


Award letter from Social Security is required


Income must be at or below the following limits:


Town of Lancaster $35,400 (gross)

Erie County $32,400 (gross)

Village of Lancaster $35,400 (gross)

Village of Depew $24,600 (gross)


Agricultural and Clergy (renewal required)


Contact assessor's office for additional information



All of the exemption forms are available under the Form Tab to your left


Any questions regarding exemptions, please contact our office.















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