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The Property Tax Guy

Michael R. Franklin
Property owner Tax Advocate
1406 North State Street
Syracuse, NY 13208
(315) 876-2262

info@Thepropertytaxguy.com

 

LINKS TO HELPFUL ASSESSMENT INFORMATION

 

Board of Assessment review (BAR) Instructions

 

Board of Assessment Review Petition in PDF

 

Small Claims Assessment Review (SCAR) Instructions

 

SCAR Petition in PDF

 

Valuation Date: In each municipality, property is assessed based on what its market value would have been on this date given its condition on taxable status date. In most towns, Valuation Date is July 1 of the year prior to the roll. (Please confirm the date in your municipality with your assessor.)

Taxable Status Date: The assessment reflects the ownership and physical condition of the property as of this date. In addition, most exemption applications must be filed with the assessor by this date. In most towns, Taxable Status Date is March 1 of the year in which the roll is filed. (Again, please confirm the date in your municipality with your assessor.)

Important Dates:

These can vary. But this is approximate time of year for these events:

Assessment Calendar
July 1st – Valuation date
March 1st – Taxable status date
March 1st – Exemption application deadline
May 1st – Tentative Roll Date
Wednesday, following the 4th Tuesday in May – Grievance Day [May 29, 2019]

 

Tom Galisano's www.TaxMyPropertyFairly.com

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

 

 


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

 

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.



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.

 

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

 

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Property Owner Tax Advocate

Michael R. Franklin
The Property Tax Guy
Unique Property Specialist
Licensed NYS Real Estate Broker
Property owner Tax Advocate
1406 North State Street
Syracuse, NY 13208
(315) 876-2262
info@Thepropertytaxguy.com

 

Disclaimer: Michael R. Franklin aka "Mike Franklin The Property Tax Guy" is a Licensed New York State Real Estate Broker and a computer consultant. He is not a lawyer. He is not an accountant. As a real estate professional and computer consultant he has ready access to data that can help you put together an argument as to the fair market value of your property. He has a lot of experience in property valuation as his livelihood depends on it. He also has considerable experience in helping people argue their tax assessment. Mike's success level is very high. The reason being is, he does not take on cases where he is wrong. He is NOT an anti-property tax advocate. He is an advocate of the equitable distribution of the tax burden. When he represents a property owner in an assessment challenge he is NOT representing them as a licensed New York State Real Estate Broker. There is no agency relationship. The relationship will be documented in an agreement that the property owner enters into, in writing, before the property assessment is challenged.

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