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New York State Comptroller's Office Correspondence and Maps Relating to Tax Searches and Correction of Property Descriptions

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
The State Comptroller's Office compiled these records in the process of performing tax searches on parcels of private land proposed for purchase as additions to the Adirondack Forest Preserve. A smaller quantity of records of these same types were submitted to the comptroller’s office by supervisors of local tax districts for the purpose of correcting “imperfect” property descriptions.
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0.5 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1911-1922
Series Number:
B2528

Arrangement

Series is arranged alphabetically by county and chronologically therein.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of correspondence, surveys, and related maps compiled by the State Comptroller’s Office in the process of performing tax searches on parcels of private land proposed for purchase by the state as additions to the Adirondack Forest Preserve. A smaller quantity of records of these same types were submitted to the comptroller’s office by supervisors of local tax districts for the purpose of correcting “imperfect” property descriptions, as required by Section 106 of the State Tax Law. Several maps were interfiled in the series without accompanying correspondence or explanation.

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Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of this material.

Processing Information

The records in this series were transferred to the State Archives by the Department of Taxation and Finance in 1989 and originally accessioned as part of Series B1259, State Comptroller's Office Maps of Non-resident Lands Sold for Unpaid Taxes. Further investigation in 2015 revealed that these records were compiled separately by the State Comptroller’s Office and were functionally different than the maps with which they were transferred. Therefore, they were reaccessioned as separate series at that time.

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Detailed Description

Contents Box Folder

Accretion: B2528-15
Bronx County 1 1
Delaware County 1 2
Essex County 1 3
Franklin County 1 4
Fulton County 1 5
Hamilton County 1 6
Herkimer County 1 7
Saratoga County 1 8
Warren County 1 9