Assessment Grievance Process

Grievances

Taxpayers with questions concerning their assessment should contact the Assessor to discuss their concerns. Those who are not satisfied with the Assessor’s evaluation may file a grievance. An application and instruction booklet can be obtained from the Assessor’s office starting June 1 of each year and should be filed between July 15 and Grievance Day (which is always the first¬†Tuesday in August of each year).

To obtain instructions and an application online please use the following links:

Property owners who have filed a timely grievance and are dissatisfied with the determination of the Grievance Board of Assessment Review may file a petition for Judicial Small Claims Assessment Review. They must be the owner of a one, two or three-family owner-occupied residence or have eligible vacant land. The petition must be filed with the County Clerk within 30 days after the filing of the final assessment roll.

Or, the property owner may file an Article 7 Certiorari Writ, a legal action pursuant to Article 7 of the Real Property Tax Law challenging an assessment, which must be filed in State Supreme Court no later than 30 days after the date the final assessment roll is filed.