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Elbridge assessor asks business owners for rent info

The Elbridge Assessor's Office recently mailed requests for income expense statements to commercial property owners in the town in the hopes of more accurately assessing the properties.

Assessor Celeste Karakas said commercial properties in the town had previously been assessed using a cost sheet, but the office was trying to gather more accurate information from business owners this year.

"It's a new tool to try," Karakas said.

The information will allow the assessor to figure market rents in the town and help the office avoid under or overvaluing properties.

Submitting the information is voluntary, but the same information would be necessary to grieve an assessment, Karakas said.

Questions or comments -- even complaints -- should be directed to the office. Reach the Elbridge Assessor's Office at 689-7405 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Correction

Please note that in the print version of this story (Feb. 17 edition, page 7), the wrong phone number was listed. The correct phone number for the Town of Elbridge Assessor Office is 689-7405, not 689-7402 as was printed.

We regret this error and any inconvenience it may have caused.

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