The Town of Newfane Assessment Department

Newfane’s Assessment Department is responsible for a variety of duties, including:

  • Locate property and collect inventory data
  • Notify property owners where and when data is available
  • Determine ownership of all property and maintain those records
  • Value property
  • Process exemptions
  • File assessment roll
  • Prepare and submit annual reports to the Office of Real Property Services

Please be aware, the Assessment Department does not determine taxes. They are the sole prerogative of your elected bodies and are the result of annual budgets set by local municipalities and Town School Boards. A property assessment is the mechanism used to identify each owner’s share of the budget or tax burden. It is the job of the assessor to provide property assessments for all types of uses that are a fair and equitable representation of property values across the town.

Key Dates

  • March 1 - Taxable Status Date
  • March 1 - Deadline for Filing Exemptions Including STAR
  • May 1 - Tentative Roll Filed, Change of Assessment Notices Sent
  • 4th Tuesday in May - Grievance Day
  • July 1 - Final Roll Filed

Tax Information for Schools

Each school district collects its own taxes. If you have any questions regarding a school tax bill, you should contact your district directly. Below are the phone numbers for the three school districts within the Town of Newfane.

  • Newfane Central - 716.778.6858
  • Barker Central - 716.795.9111
  • Wilson Central - 716.751.9341 ext 122

Tax Information for Town and County Tax

Every January, one bill is issued for the Town and County tax. This bill consists of
Special District charges from the Town of Newfane for services such as fire protection, garbage pickup, lighting, water and sewer (if applicable) along with a County tax rate and a County water rate. The Town of Newfane currently does not have a Town tax. Tax bills are sent out by the Town of Newfane Tax Collector for parcels only within the Town of Newfane. The Tax Collector is available during collection dates of January through the end of March at Town Hall. Check the tax department for more details.


Basic STAR Application

Renewal Application for STAR

Veteran's Exemption Application

Instructions for Veteran's Exemption

Application for Cold War Veterans Exemption

Instructions for Cold War Veterans Application

Application for Partial Tax Exemption for Real Property of Senior Citizens and for School Tax Relief

Instructions for Partial Tax Exemption for Real Property of Senior Citizens and for School Tax Relief

Complaint Form for Filing to the Board of Review

Instructions on How to File a Complaint Form to Board of Review

Helpful Links

Niagara County Real Property

Town Online Assessment Information

Assessment Community Newsletter

New York State Department of Tax and Finance

Town of Newfane Assessor

Mary Hastings
2737 Main Street
Newfane, NY 14108
P: 716.778.8827 ext 4
F: 716.778.7178

Office Hours

Monday-Friday 8:30AM-4:30PM