GUIDELINES FOR FILING A GRIEVANCE FOR 2017
Taxable Status Date: March 1, 2017
All exemptions are to be filed with the Assessor as of that date.
All ownership of property is set as of the taxable status date.
Valuation Date: July 1, 2016
The sale dates that the Town used in formulating the trending valuation are 7/1/2014 to 6/30/2016.Any appraisals should have an effective date no later than July 1, 2016.Only valid sales should be used.If comparable assessments are being submitted with the grievance, use between 3 and 5 properties and specifically state what these parcels have that is greater than your property and assessed lower.
Internet Values are generally based on national figures and may or may not reflect the actual value of your particular home, therefore, use of a local appraiser would be more beneficial to you.
If your complaint is based on the living area of your home, building plans must be submitted with you complaint or a site visit must be scheduled.The Town uses outside measurements – if you submit inside measurements, the complaint could be considered as not valid.Faxed complaints are not acceptable.
The Assessment Information System will be available online, by going to www.eastgreenbush.org.The system, should be up and running by May 10th.
For further information contact the Department of Assessment, East Greenbush Town Hall, 225 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer, NY12144.Phone: 518-477-9710
Susan McCarthy, Assessor
Town of East Greenbush