These Erie Co. Towns Have The Highest Taxes In Western New York
The time of year that so many people in New York State love has finally arrived, and it's time to get your checkbook ready. Property tax time is here, and counties are sending out their yearly tax bills all over the state.
That is happening in Western New York right now. While Erie County is trying its best to hold the line as much as possible regarding taxes, we, unfortunately, live in one of the highest-taxed areas in one of the highest-taxed states in America.
However, not everyone is taxed equally in Western New York, and some places pay much smaller tax bills than others. Some folks pay among the highest taxes in all of New York State.
Who Pays The Highest Property Taxes in Erie County?
Annually, the Erie County Department of Real Property Tax Services publishes a list of the tax rates for every City, Town, and Village in Erie County. They also estimate what the tax bill would be for a house that's worth $150,000 in each of those municipalities.
If you are curious how your neighborhood may rank, you can check the entire list here.
After reviewing the information and completing the data, here are the five places with the highest average property tax bills in Erie County, New York.
Village of Sloan - $4,784.24 Tax Bill for a House Valued at $150,000
Ranking number 1 with the highest taxes in Erie County, Sloan is less than 1 square mile in size.
Village of Depew - $4,642.64 Tax Bill for a House Valued at $150,000
Second place belongs to this village that borders Cheektowaga and Lancaster.
City of Tonawanda - $4,363.37 Tax Bill for a House Valued at $150,000
Erie County only has 3 Cities within its borders, and this city has the 3rd highest taxes.
Village of Kenmore - $4,287.44 Tax Bill for a House Valued at $150,000
Ranking in fourth highest taxes in Erie County is this village that is bordered by Buffalo and the Town of Tonawanda
City of Lackawanna - $4,248.20 Tax Bill for a House Valued at $150,000
Fifth place belongs to this city that is just south of Buffalo and shares a border with West Seneca and Blasdell
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