The Assessor’s Office annually compiles the City assessment roll consisting of an assessed value for each of the City’s 13,289 properties.  Assessments are based on a percentage of the market value of each property and are used to compute annual tax bills for the City, School and County taxes.  The total assessment roll for the City of Rome for 2017 was $1,474,282,731 from this figure the actual taxable amount was $834,276,475 up from $828,036,641 in 2016.

The Assessor’s Office processes various applications for tax exemptions each year which includes S.T.A.R, Enhanced S.T.A.R, senior citizens, capital improvements to residential property, commercial, business, or industrial property, veterans, non-profit and new home construction exemptions.

Filing or renewing of exemptions can be done between January 1 and the last Tuesday in July of each year.

Important Dates in the Assessor’s Office: 

  • Taxable Status Date – Last Tuesday in July
  • Exemption Filing Deadline – Last Tuesday in July
  • Tentative Roll Filed – Last Tuesday in July
  • Grievance – 1st Tuesday in August
  • Final Roll Filed – On or before September 15th

Assessor’s Contact Information:

198 N. Washington Street
Rome, NY 13440
Phone: (315) 339-7614
Fax: (315) 838-1164

Joe Surace
Appointed Assessor, RM
(315) 339-7616
Email: Joe Surace

John Ross
Assessor’s Aide
(315) 339-7614
Email: John Ross

Kristina Mosca
Administrative Aide
(315) 339-7615
Email: Kristina Mosca

Ryan Conover
Data Collector
(315) 339-7612
Email: Ryan Conover