Preparing for Grievance Day

 

Excessive Assessment Appeal Services

Michael DeRosa Assessment Appeal Advocate
(c) (315) 406-7355
Mike Franklin Unique Property Advocate
(315) 876-2262
(e) info@PreparingForGrievanceDay.com

 

 

 

LINKS TO HELPFUL ASSESSMENT INFORMATION


Tom Galisano's www.TaxMyPropertyFairly.com

A resource for home owners put together by a property owner.

 

General information on tax assessment and challenges
New York State Department of Taxation & Finance
www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/default.htm
518-591-5232


Sample tentative assessment roll with explanatory key
www.tax.ny.gov/pubs_and_bulls/orpts/tentasmtroll.htm


Contact information for local officials, including assessors and municipal clerks

County – go to www.orps.state.ny.us/MuniPro, then select a county, then click on “Local Officials Addresses.”

Towns, Cities, & Villages – go to www.orps.state.ny.us/MuniPro/, then click on the county the Town/City/Village is in, then select the Town/City/Village, then click on “Local Officials Addresses.”


Dates (valuation date, tentative assessment roll, Grievance Day, final assessment roll)
Go to www.orps.state.ny.us/MuniPro/, then select the county within which the assessing unit is located, then click on “Assessment Roll Dates.”


Information on accessing tax maps in New York
www.orps.state.ny.us/ref/asmtdata/taxmappingresources.htm


Contact information for BAR
Contact the local assessor’s office for BAR information.


Sample “Notice of Determination” form from BAR

www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/current_forms/orpts/rp525_fill_in.pdf


Information on state equalization rates and local levels of assessment
Go to www.orps.state.ny.us/MuniPro/, then select the county within which the assessing unit is located, then click on “Current Equalization Information,” then select the year.


Information on residential assessment ratios (RARs)
Go to www.orps.state.ny.us/MuniPro/, then select the county within which the assessing unit is located, then click on “RAR Information,” then select a year.


Forms
RP-524 (BAR complaint) – www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/current_forms/orpts/rp524_fill_in.pdf
RPTL-730 (SCAR petition) – www.nycourts.gov/litigants/scar/Petition.pdf


How to Find a New York Appraiser

AppraiserUSA.com, New York Real Estate Appraiser Directory
http://appraiserusa.com/newyork/index.htm


American Society of Appraisers

www.appraisers.org/FindAnAppraiser/FindanAppraiser.aspx
Try searching in both Real Property/Ad Valorem and Real Property/Residential. Because there might not be an appropriate appraiser in each county, also try searching the whole state.


Appraisal Institute
www.appraisalinstitute.org/search.asp
There are various search options on this page. You could do a geographical search under “Quick Search,” or could choose the “Advanced Search” option and choose “Real Estate Tax Valuation and Consulting” under the “Business Services” option.


Local Yellow Pages and Recommendations

How to Find a New York Attorney

New York State Bar Association Lawyer Referral and Information Service
www.nysba.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_Lawyer&Template=/CustomSource/LegalInfobyCounty.cfm&cty=lrs


Find a Real Estate Lawyer, Lawyers.com
www.lawyers.com/Real-Estate/New-York/browse-by-county.html


Consumers’ Guide to Legal Help Lawyer Referral, American Bar Association
www.abanet.org/legalservices/findlegalhelp/lris.cfm?id=NY

Local Yellow Pages and Recommendations


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Grievance Day Advocates

Michael DeRosa Advocate (c) (315) 406-7355

Mike Franklin Advocate (c) (315) 876-2262