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Rensselaer County New York Property Tax

$3,529.00 15th of 62

Median Property Tax In Rensselaer County, New York


Median Home Value In
Rensselaer County, New York

2.06% 34th of 62

Median Property Tax
As Percentage Of Home Value


Median Income In
Rensselaer County, New York

The median property tax (also known as real estate tax) in Rensselaer County is $3,529.00 per year, based on a median home value of $171,200.00 and a median effective property tax rate of 2.06% of property value.

Rensselaer County collects very high property taxes, and is among the top 25% of counties in the United States ranked by property tax collections. Of the sixty-two counties in New York, Rensselaer County is ranked 15th by median property taxes, and 34th by median tax as percentage of home value.

Rensselaer County has lower property taxes than many other New York counties. The median home value is $171,200.00, compared to the median property value in New York of $306,000.00

Property Tax Tip Note: Due to the complicated and varied methods used to calculate property tax in different counties, the best way to compare property taxes between jurisdictions is through median property tax values. If you need to calculate the exact tax due on your property, contact the Rensselaer County Tax Assessor.

Rensselaer County's Property Tax Is Higher Than Average

15th out of 62

By median yearly property tax

34th out of 62

By percentage of median home value

20th out of 62

By percentage of median income

You can see how Rensselaer County (highlighted in green) compares to the sixty-two other counties in New York with the bar chart above, sorted by median property tax in dollars. For a visual map of county property tax rates in New York, see our New York county property tax map.

Property Tax Tip Remember: Real estate prices also play a large part in which New York counties have the highest and lowest median property taxes. Higher-valued properties will generally have higher taxes, even if the median percentage of home value levied as property tax is different. For comparisons, you can also use Percentage Of Home Value.

Rensselaer County is located in New York, which is ranked 4th highest of the 50 states by median property tax. Here's how Rensselaer County's property tax compares to the 3,142 other counties nationwide:

108th out of 3143

By median yearly property tax

64th out of 3143

By percentage of median home value

84th out of 3143

By percentage of median income

To see how New York as a whole compares to the rest of the states, check our our interactive state-by-state property tax map. You can find statewide statistics on the New York property tax page.

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Rensselaer County Property Tax Assessor

Property tax assessments in Rensselaer County are the responsibility of the Rensselaer County Tax Assessor, whose office is located in Troy, New York.

If you need to pay your property tax bill, ask about a property tax assessment, look up the Rensselaer County property tax due date, or find property tax records, visit the Rensselaer County Tax Assessor's page. Applications for the Rensselaer County homestead exemption, any property tax appeals, and applications for a current use tax reduction must also be submitted to the Rensselaer County Assessor's Office.

For some properties, you can easily find the most recent tax assessment by looking up the property address with our property records search. You can also use our Rensselaer County Property Tax Calculator to estimate your property tax based on median tax values (results open in new page).

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Data Sources: Our property tax data is based on a 5-year study of median property tax rates conducted from 2006 through 2010.

United States Census Property Tax Data
U.S. Census Bureau
American Community Survey, 2006-2010
The Tax Foundation Property Tax Data
The Tax Foundation
Property Tax Calculations, July 2012
newyork Property Tax Data
New York Department of Taxation and Finance
Tax Statistics & References