Assessments Increase for Majority of Delaware County Property Owners

If you’re a property owner, you likely received a letter this week from the Delaware County Assessor’s Office.

Assessment notices have been mailed, with the majority of Delaware County property owners finding out their assessments have gone up.

County Assessor Dan Lett says it’s due to many properties across the county selling higher than their assessed value.

Assessments have gone up an average of 11% across Delaware County – with some communities seeing higher increases overall than others, including Earlville and Delaware Township.

The assessment value will be the basis of your tax bill in 2020-2021, but Lett says it’s still too early to determine exactly how these new assessments will impact your property taxes – that’s because the State still has to set the rollback and then the County will set the levy.

Anyone who thinks their assessment is incorrect can contact the County Assessor starting next Tuesday, April 2nd to request an informal review.