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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Town of Paris Assessments...UPDATED 3/26/11

In light of the recent Town of Paris property revaluation for the 2011 roll year, Concerned Citizens was requested to obtain a copy of the assessment database and post the information online. We are presenting the assessment information in an Excel spreadsheet that can be downloaded and sorted however you choose; we started out by sorting the parcels according to address.

According to the town assessor, the assessment database information is as of March 10, 2011.

For each parcel, we are giving you the 2010 assessed value [with a blue column heading] and all 2011 information with yellow column headings. This should help you in determining the increase in assessed value for each parcel. In some instances, there is no 2010 assessed value either because the home was built in 2010 or because the parcel was split into two separate parcels in 2010 and a new record was created.

We are starting by listing all properties identified as being Agricultural [Property Class in the 100s]. Please note that not all parcels in the Agricultural Property Class have living accommodations; however, where applicable, we have listed the number of kitchens, baths, 1/2 baths and bedrooms.

We are also posting all Property Class 200s...they are primarily One, Two and Three Family.

Since Property Class 105 in the Agricultural class does not permit a residence, no detail is listed for the number of bedrooms, baths, etc. Any other missing information is due to either the data never being entered in the database or problems with the information that has been entered.


Here are the rest of the Town of Paris assessments:
Vacant Land
Apartments over 3 units
Commercial, Utilities and Government-owned
Section 8 - Wholly Exempt
For more information on specific property class definitions, please visit the Office of Real Property Services website.


Anonymous said...

Or, just got to the Town of Paris website and search the assessment roll information online.

New Hartford, N.Y. Online said...

Anonymous said:

Or, just got to the Town of Paris website and search the assessment roll information online.

You could do that...but this way you can use the power of Excel to sort by square feet, style of home, address, neighborhood code, etc. to find homes that are similar to yours instead of searching for a needle in a haystack!

But it's up to the taxpayers to decide which works best for them...the more information you bring to the Board of Assessment Review, the better!

Anonymous said...

You can search the town website's assessment roll information by any combination of more than 30 fields. The search function of the Real Property Database on the site is more easily searched than Excel - and easier to use. Obviously you haven't tried it. It gives you comparable properties and comparable sales, exemption information and even a tax calculator so you can figure out what the tax bill will be.

The Town of Paris should be given kudos for putting all the information on their site and making is so easy to use.

New Hartford, N.Y. Online said...


What's got your knickers in a knot? Obviously, you either work for the Town of Paris or perhaps you are even the assessor who didn't want to give us the information until after we sparred with her and she supposedly called Robert Freeman.

Let people search however they feel most comfortable. This isn't a contest to see who can get the most hits. This is a service we provide to residents who ask us. Some people will like the town's database and others will like Excel. And some may not give a damn one way or the other!

In the end, all we care about is that information is readily available to anyone who wants to challenge their assessment. Good Grief!

Anonymous said...

Good grief is right. Good grief to you. I don't know if the other Anonymous worked for the town or not, but he or she made a good point. The work you do to make sure government stays open should be applauded, but when a government is open, they should be applauded, too. I've been checking my property and others around me using the Paris site for years. I appreciate their posting of this information in such an easily searchable form.

New Hartford, N.Y. Online said...

Anonymous said: ...but when a government is open, they should be applauded, too

Government should be applauded for being open? Hello..isn't that the way it is supposed to be?

And what about a government [Town of Paris] that makes people jump through hoops to get FOILed information? Do you really think that is being open?

We provide another venue for people to access information...period. No criticism of the Town of Paris was put out by us...only assessment information. We were requested to get the information...we FOILed it and posted it. End of discussion.

You can make some people happy all of the time, or all of the people happy some of the time, but you can't make all the people happy, all the time!

Anonymous said...

Lets be honest now, shall we? You did not have to "jump through hoops" to receive your useless foiled information, now did you? If memory serves me correctly, you requested, the town responded in it's 5 day limit, and you received your CD in less than the 20 days a town is allowed to provide you with information. Assessors have jobs to do and are not always able to give your your requested information immdediately. Yes, the Town of Paris should be applauded for having ALL of the assessment information online including inventory, sales information and assessment comparables. From what i see from your information is very hard to search copared to the town's web site.

New Hartford, N.Y. Online said...

Anonymous said: If memory serves me correctly, you requested, the town responded in it's 5 day limit, and you received your CD in less than the 20 days a town is allowed to provide you with information.

So obviously, you are either the town clerk or the town assessor. Shall we publish the emails exchange between the Town of Paris and us?

Until you supposedly spoke to Robert Freeman, you weren't going to give us the disk.

If you are so open, why are you taking so much time [obviously on company time] to try to argue with us? You have your website, bravo! We posted the information the way we thought it would best benefits Town of Paris residents. Taxpayers can choose what best fits their needs. You are beginning to sound a little childish.

Anonymous said...

NH Online, don't even bother to answer them. They are obviously getting a lot of people asking questions now that you have posted the information in a spreadsheet that can be sorted.

Thank you for posting the data!