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The assessor is a local government official who estimates the value of real property within the town and village. This value is one component in the computation of real property tax bills. The assessor is obligated by New York State law to maintain assessments at a uniform percentage of market value each year. The assessor signs an oath to this effect when certifying the tentative assessment roll -- the document containing each property assessment. The physical description (or inventory) and value estimate of every parcel is required to be kept current. The tentative assessment roll becomes available at the Assessor's Office on May 1st, and notices of changes in assessment are mailed to property owners at that time. Any person may examine his own assessment or the assessment of any other parcel. Property owners who feel that their assessments are inequitable must file a protest by Grievance Day, which is set aside by State law as the 4th Tuesday in May. The final assessment roll is filed on July 1st and it is on the values in this roll that taxes for the following year are apportioned. A property owner who feels that the Board of Assessment & Review did not properly consider his assessment may file for a court hearing under Article 7 of the Real Property Tax Law. This action must be taken within 30 days after final of the final assessment roll. Residential property owners may pursue assessment review through a small claims procedure (Chapter 1022, Real Property Tax Law). Forms and Documents Building Permit (updated 2016) School Tax Relief Exemption (pdf) - STAR APA Jurisdictional Inquiry Form (JIF) 2017 Budget Links NYS Office of Real Property Services Complaint For Real Property Assessment - Form Complaint For Real Property Assessment - Directions
© Copyright 2016 Town of Lake Pleasant. All rights reserved
The assessor is a local government official who estimates the value of real property within the town and village. This value is one component in the computation of real property tax bills. The assessor is obligated by New York State law to maintain assessments at a uniform percentage of market value each year. The assessor signs an oath to this effect when certifying the tentative assessment roll -- the document containing each property assessment. The physical description (or inventory) and value estimate of every parcel is required to be kept current. The tentative assessment roll becomes available at the Assessor's Office on May 1st, and notices of changes in assessment are mailed to property owners at that time. Any person may examine his own assessment or the assessment of any other parcel. Property owners who feel that their assessments are inequitable must file a protest by Grievance Day, which is set aside by State law as the 4th Tuesday in May. The final assessment roll is filed on July 1st and it is on the values in this roll that taxes for the following year are apportioned. A property owner who feels that the Board of Assessment & Review did not properly consider his assessment may file for a court hearing under Article 7 of the Real Property Tax Law. This action must be taken within 30 days after final of the final assessment roll. Residential property owners may pursue assessment review through a small claims procedure (Chapter 1022, Real Property Tax Law). Forms and Documents Building Permit (updated 2016) School Tax Relief Exemption (pdf) - STAR Workers Compensation Requirements APA Jurisdictional Inquiry Form (JIF) Links NYS Office of Real Property Services Complaint For Real Property Assessment - Form Complaint For Real Property Assessment - Directions