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Bristol Assessor's Office Information

Kelly L. Ducar
Sole Assessor

Office hours:
Tuesday 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Phone: (585) 866-1057   or   (585) 229-2400, ext. 3
Fax: (585) 229-4319
E-mail address:

2023 Revaluation

Change in Assessment by Location

Vacant Land Sales

Residential Sales

The following video helps explain your property taxes and the role of the Assessor's Office in determining your property value. Borrowed from the Sarpy County Assessors Office. 

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Assessment Information

  • Equalization Rate: 2022 was 88% - 2023 after reval 100%
  • Taxable Status Date: March 1st
  • Valuation Date: July 1st
  • Tentative Roll: May 1st
  • *****Grievance Day: 1st Tuesday in June ****
  • ******Appointments are needed prior to grievance day & will only be scheduled after all applications & supporting documents are supplied at least 4 days in advance. We will not accept Grievance applications prior to May 1st. There is paperwork that is needed that takes time to prepare PRIOR TO Grievance day.  You have the right to apply on Grievance day. However, the assessor may then request that your hearing be adjourned so to give adequate time for review. 
  • This is why we STRONGLY REQUEST that all applications &
  • support of your estimate of value, be supplied at least 4 days prior. 
  • Final Roll: July 1st
  • Last Revaluation: 2019
  • Number of Parcels in Municipality: 1504



NYS offers exemptions for Senior Citizens on their PRIMARY RESIDENCE ONLY. 

You may only have one primary residence. 

If you are 65, and currently not receiving a Senior Exemption on your primary residence, contact the assessors office at:

585-229-2400 x3 or email:

The Town income limit for low income senior is $21,200.

The income limit for Enhanced STAR is $93,200.  Both are based on your 2021 income


Click on the link below to go to the State webpage


STAR Resource Center

******NEW*******New York State School Tax Relief (STAR) Program

The STAR program is now a personal income tax credit for new homeowners after 3/1/15.

NYS Department of Tax & Finance is the facilitator of this new process. Click here to register with NYS.


The following video helps explain your property taxes and the role of the Assessor's Office in determining your property value. Borrowed from the Sarpy County Assessors Office. 

*******CLICK BELOW THIS IMAGE*******UNDER- Property Taxes explained below to view.


Property Taxes explained



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 - March 1st
The Assessor is required by New York State law to value property as it is on this date. A partially completed building will receive a partial assessment based on its estimated percentage of completion as of March 1st. If you suffer a loss to your property (ex: fire, demolition) after this date you will see no reduction for that loss on forthcoming roll. Exemption forms must be filed by this date also.

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.

Solar & Wind Energy Systems Exemption - Opted Out

The Town of Bristol has opted out of all energy system real property tax assessment exemptions afforded pursuant to RPTL § 487. It is the further intent by the adoption hereof to include all the types of applicable energy systems pursuant to RPTL § 487 in that opting out. Local Law #1 2020-001