Assessment Information

Office Location: 7202 South Main Street, Ovid, New York
Mailing Address: Post Office Box 355, Ovid, New York 14521

Phone Number: 607-869-9689
Fax Number: 607-869-9254


Why is equalization necessary?

Equalization is necessary in New York State because (1) there is no fixed percentage at which property must be assessed; (2) not all municipalities assess property at the same percentage of market value; and (3) taxing jurisdictions, such as most school districts, do not share the same taxing boundaries as the cities and towns that are responsible for assessing properties.

What is an equalization rate?

At its simplest, an equalization rate is the state’s measure of a municipalities’ level of assessment.  This is the ratio of total assessed value to the municipalities total market value.




Contact Information for:

Property Tax Freeze Credit:

Phone: 518-453-8146

STAR Registration:


Rebate checks, tax credits and NYS registration of existing Basic STAR exemption are NOT administered locally.  You must contact NYS Department of Taxation and Finance at the above phone numbers or visit : and follow the appropriate links.