The Department of Assessments is responsible for maintaining fair and equitable assessments and filing the City's assessment roll annually. The City Assessor administers the assessment roll in accordance with the New York State Real Property Tax Law, the City Charter, and rules and regulations promulgated by the Office of Real Property Services. There are 3,904 parcels of real property in the City. Assessments are made at 100% of the market value and the assessment roll is filed on July 1st. The assessment roll and property inventory data is maintained using the Real Property System (RPS) developed by the NYS Office of Real Property Tax Services. The City Assessor is appointed by the City Manager with City Council approval, and must be qualified as required by the NYS Real Property Tax Law.

City of Canandaigua Assessment Calendar

July 1stPrior year valuation date. Properties are valued as of this date.
March 1stTaxable status date. Exemption applications are due.
May 1stTentative assessment roll filed. Assessments are complete; property owner notifications are mailed.
4th Tuesday in MayGrievance Day. The Board of Assessment Review meets to hear assessment complaints.
July 1stFinal assessment roll is filed.


To view exemption application forms and instructions, access the Forms page.

Please remember, the filing deadline in the City of Canandaigua is March 1st each year.


To view the boathouse transfer report, access the Forms page

Access older reports in the Archive Center.

Reassessment Information

Comparable Sales Data (PDF)
Taxpayer Information Session (PDF)