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01/16/2024 Assessment Community Weekly

ICYMI: RPS Online surveys coming soon to the full assessment community

ORPTS and the RPS Online Project Team extend our sincere thanks to the hundreds of assessors who volunteered for the RPS Online User Groups. Your help has been invaluable!

As the development of RPS Online moves forward, we want to extend the opportunity to participate in related surveys to the entire assessment community.

New RPS Online Constituents Group

The updated survey process will be overseen by a new RPS Online Constituents Group in conjunction with ORPTS and the Project Team. The Constituents Group is comprised of 12 members: six assessors and six county directors from throughout the state.

After consulting with the Constituents Group on future surveys, ORPTS will announce them in the Assessment Community Weekly newsletter. You’ll then have two weeks to take each survey.

The Constituents Group will review the results of the surveys and make recommendations to ORPTS and the Project Team.

Thank you in advance for participating in the surveys. Your input will be crucial to the ongoing development of RPS Online.

Group Members


  • Denise Knauer, Cortlandt
  • Erin Gratch, Lowville
  • Heather Weinhold, Guilderland
  • Michael Milks, Cheektowaga
  • Molly MacElroy, Schenectady
  • Tom Cardinal, Salina

County Directors

  • Beth Sadlon, Herkimer County
  • Cathy Weisse, Dutchess County
  • Corey Metz, Oswego County
  • Jay Franklin, Tompkins County
  • Kelly Anderson, Schuyler County
  • Sarah Lippincott, Wyoming County

Verify your sales inventory data

In order to accurately create our products (equalization rates, RARs, etc.), we rely on you to provide us accurate inventory data. Therefore, be sure to verify your inventory data throughout the year. In addition, be sure to verify it at the time of sale and make sure it is correct on your roll before it is filed.

Tips & reminders for access to the Online Assessment Community (OAC)

  • Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome are the preferred browsers.
  • Always access the Online Assessment Community directly from the Tax Department website. (Do not use browser bookmarks or favorites.)
  • Select ONLINE ASSESSMENT COMMUNITY LOG IN located in the middle of the page (not the Log in button on the top-right of the page)
  • If you have trouble logging in, make sure you have cleared your browsing history, temporary files, cookies and/or cache and restart your browser, even if you’ve already done so recently. To learn how, see Browser requirements and troubleshooting tips.
  • Don’t see the municipality you’re looking for? Complete and sign Form RP-5100, Request for Secure Access. A separate form is required for each municipality that you need to access. You will receive an email when your request has been initiated with instructions.

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