Guidelines for Filing a Grievance for 2021

Taxable Status Date: March 1, 2021

  • 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, 2020

The sale dates that the Town used in formulating the trending valuation are 7/1/2016 to 6/30/2020. Any appraisals should have an effective date no later than July 1, 2020. Only valid sales should be used. If comparable assessments are being submitted with the grievance, use between three (3) and five (5) properties and specifically state what these parcels have that is greater than your property, as well as being assessed lower than your property.

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 your 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 or e-mailed complaints are not acceptable.

Assessment Information is available online via the Town’s website or Facebook page.

For further information please contact:
Department of Assessment
Town of East Greenbush
225 Columbia Turnpike
Rensselaer, NY 12144
Phone: 518-477-9710

Susan F. McCarthy, Assessor
Town of East Greenbush