CitiStat Buffalo


Assessment and Taxation


Search through the City of Buffalo Assessment and Taxation Department's 2018-2019 assessment roll using the interactive maps, charts, and graphs below. To review your property information on the city website, go to the City of Buffalo Online Assessment Roll System (OARS). To learn about the City of Buffalo's most recent commitment to providing fair and equitable assessments in next year's assessment roll, check out the 2019 City-Wide Reassessment Project.

Tax Parcels by Property Class and Council Districts 
This map contains information pertaining to the assessed value of properties within the City of Buffalo. Zoom in and click on a point to see details based on the property's inventory as of 12/01/2017 and its finalized assessment as of 03/01/2018. 
Property classes are used to describe the primary use of parcels of real property. For an in-depth explanation of property class codes, please reference the Property Type Classification Codes Assessors’ Manual.
Use the drop-down menu in the search bar to filter your map by specific property classes and council districts.

Tax Parcel Distribution by Property Class and Council Districts 
This pie chart reflects how tax parcels assessed in the 2018-2019 assessment rolls are apportioned by the top 16 property classes. The primary use of the vast majority of properties in Buffalo is residential.
Adjust the parameters of your chart with the filter feature to refine your search to a particular district or property class. 

Tax Parcels by Property Class
The following bar chart indicates the number of tax parcels that fall within each property class in Buffalo. Click and drag the chart below to pan right and view less common property classes.
Total Value ($) by Council District 
The chart below shows the total value of tax parcels in each of Buffalo's council districts. Adjust the search filter to specify the property classes you would like included in the graph.

Tax Parcels by Property Class and Census Tracts
This density map is shaded in proportion to the total number of tax parcels within each census tract in Buffalo. By adjusting the filter parameters, you can focus your search on specific property classes or total value amounts. 

Tax Parcels with Fireplaces
This map points out the 9% of residential dwellings in Buffalo with at least one fireplace, 37% of which are found in Delaware District. 33% of homes with a fireplace are provided heat primarily through a central hot water or steam system, which is more than twice the number of homes without fireplaces that use hydronic heating systems. The majority of homes with fireplaces in Buffalo were constructed in the early 20th century. 

Deed Date by Council District (Filed Through January 1st, 2018)
This time series displays the date the deed for a tax parcel was filed with the Erie County Clerk's office. The deed date is often associated with a conveyancing transaction, such as the transfer of legal title from one person to another or the granting of a mortgage. 

Department of Assessment and Taxation
The Department of Assessment and Taxation is responsible for the implementation of a fair and equitable assessed valuation of all property within the City of Buffalo.  The Department issues the appropriate annual tax bill predicated on the final assessed value.  
The Department further works with individual property owners to calculate exemptions the owner may be entitled to.  This includes all commercial and Industrial exemptions as well as senior citizen, veterans, disabled persons, STAR exemptions and all Payment in Lieu of Tax (PILOT) agreements in the City of Buffalo.