Assessor's Office

Real Property Services

Key Dates that affect the assessment process are:

Valuation Date: July 1st of previous year
Taxable Status Date: March 1st
Exemption Deadline: March 1st
Informal Hearings: May
Tentative Roll Filed: May 1st
Grievance Day: 4th Tuesday in May
Final Roll Filed: July 1st

Contact Us:

Mailing Address

Town of North Elba
2693 Main Street, Suite 306
Lake Placid, NY 12946

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Assessor FAQ

Who is the Assessor?
The assessor is a local government official who estimates the value of real property within a city, town, or village's boundaries. This value is converted into an assessment, which is one component in the computation of real property tax bills.  The assessor's primary responsibilities are to:

  1. Discover, list and place a value on all real property
  2. Establish market value
  3. Assess according to condition and ownership on taxable status date
  4. Determine exemption eligibility
What does the Assessor do?
The assessor is obligated by New York State law to maintain assessments at a uniform percentage of market value each year. The assessor signs an oath to this effect when certifying the tentative assessment roll -- the document containing each property assessment. The physical description (or inventory) and value estimate of every parcel is required to be kept current. In order to maintain a uniform roll, each year your assessor will need to analyze all of the properties in the municipality to determine which assessments need to be changed.

Where assessments need to be changed, in some cases, your assessor will be able to increase or decrease the assessments of a neighborhood or group of properties by applying real estate market trends to those properties. This is possible only when the assessments to be changed are at a uniform level other than the municipality's stated level of assessment. In other cases, the assessor will need to conduct physical reinspections for reappraisals of properties. Every assessing unit should be keeping all assessments at a fair and uniform level every year.

The assessment roll shows assessments and appropriate exemptions. Every year the roll, with preliminary or tentative assessments, is made available for public inspection. After the Board of Assessment Review (BAR) has acted on assessment complaints and ordered any changes, the tentative assessment roll is made final.
Does the Assessor's Office collect taxes or bills?

For information regarding payments, please contact:

Village of Lake Placid: Anita Estling, Village Clerk
Town of North Elba: Laurie Dudley, Town Clerk
Village of Saranac Lake: Amanda Hopf, VSL Clerk
Lake Placid Central School District: Shelley Light
Saranac Lake Central School District: CourtneyTemple

Forms, Assessment, & Tax Information

Assessment Complaint Form & Instructions
Change of Address Form
NYS Department of Taxation & Finance
Essex County Real Property Tax Services
Tax Rolls

For Information, Forms, & Appointments

(518) 523-1975


Department Head:
Todd W. Anthony - term expires September 30, 2025

Assessor's Aide

Assessor's Aide:
Deb Mueller