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Westchester County offers a wonderful quality of life through our cultural resources, parks, schools and medical facilities, which are among the very best in the world. However, our real property taxes are also among the highest in the nation.

The WC Tax Commission is dedicated to fair and equal distribution of the real property tax collection for Westchester residents. To this end the Tax Commission annually examines local assessment rolls to fairly distribute the county tax levy, trains local assessors and assessment personnel, provides orientation for new assessors, and provides annual training for local Board of Assessment Review members.

The office is also responsible to review applications to correct tax and assessment errors, advise on property tax related issues and prepare an annual report for the County summarizing assessment, equalization, valuation, exemption, tax rate and other information.

The Tax Commission provides professional services to county property owners as well as to local and county officials and other intracounty departments such as Finance, Department of Environmental Facilities, Budget, and the Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board.

In addition to the above, this office directs as well as responds to real property tax-related inquiries. This includes, but is not limited to, inquiries about county property taxes, exemptions and real property tax laws. We offer you access to historical property tax rates, equalization rates, residential assessment ratios, county property tax payment dates and other property taxpayer resources.

The real property tax is a tax based on the value of real property. Real property is composed of real estate, the physical parcel of land and all improvements permanently attached, and the interests, benefits and rights often referred to as the "bundle of rights" inherent with ownership.

We ask that you read all property tax related documents you receive in the mail, bookmark this page and check back from time to time, assist your local assessor and tax receiver whenever requested to do so, and take advantage of any property tax exemptions, and real property tax credits such as STAR, for which you may be eligible. With the help of all involved in real property tax administration and you, we hope you'll understand how the property tax works. If you have any property tax or property tax related questions please contact us at . For questions about other types of taxes, see resources for other taxes.

The Tax Commission does not establish individual property assessments, collect current or delinquent property taxes, and is not involved in the selling of property tax liens or the foreclosure process. These functions, if applicable, are carried out individually by towns, cities and villages throughout the county.

In Westchester County, property taxes are levied by school districts, local governments, cities and towns on behalf of the county, and special districts such as fire, sewer, water and library.

You may contact us either by mail, phone or fax or send an e-mail to  with your tax-related inquiries and questions.

Westchester County Tax Commission
110 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Room L-221
White Plains, NY 10601
Tel: (914) 995-4325
Fax: (914) 995-4333