A Review of Property Tax Assessment Options for Wayne County

In 2008, NYS provided grant funds to encourage counties to study how to streamline their local assessment programs to promote efficiency, equity and transparency for taxpayers. CGR helped Wayne County conduct an analysis of assessment operations to determine whether consolidation of local assessment offices would create efficiencies and/or equity. At the time of the study the county had no coordinated assessment programs, but several communities shared assessors. County officials reviewed options that ranged from a county-run assessment operation to the county providing enhanced services while maintaining local assessors.

Report Date: Feb 2009
Author(s): Joseph Stefko , Scott Sittig
Subject(s): Shared Services/Consolidation , Public Finance , Government Management
Location: Wayne, New York