Assessment Information

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Elizabeth Dean
Phone: 585-728-9010
Fax: 585-728-9161

The position of Assessor is an appointed position for a period of six years. The current appointment will expire 12/31/2019.


 Ms. Dean received State Certification in 2005. Total of 24 hours of continuming education required to maintain certification.


Office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM.


Annual Grievance Day for the Town is the 4th Tuesday of May each year. 


Information about Assessors role and forms related to this department can be found on the New York State Real Property Services Website at


Steuben County Real Property Tax Service Agency - Property Assessment Data
This is the link to the Property Assessment Data for Steuben County, including the Town of Wayland.
Wayland Assessment Information
This link provides access to tenative and final assessment rolls  for Steuben County which includes the Town and Village of Wayland.
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.
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