(Pursuant to Section 516 of the
NOTICE, is hereby given that the 2018 Final Assessment Roll for the Town of East Greenbush has been completed and a certified copy thereof has been filed in the Department of Assessment for public inspection.
If you are dissatisfied with the determinations made by the Board of Assessment Review, you have 30 days from July 1, 2018 in which to file for a Small Claims Assessment Review Hearing.
The applications must be filed in the Rensselaer County Clerk’s office located at 105 Third Street, Troy, NY 12180.
What is Small Claims Assessment Review (SCAR)?
The Small Claims Assessment Review is a procedure that provides property owners with an opportunity to challenge the assessment on their real property as determined by the Board of Assessment Review (in counties outside Nassau County and NYC) or the Assessment Review Commission (Nassau County) or the New York City Tax Commission (NYC). It is a less costly and more informal alternative to a formal Tax Certiorari proceeding, which can be time consuming and expensive. As outline in Section 730 of the Real Property Tax Law, property owners may petition the court for review of their property assessment before a specially trained hearing officer for a nominal fee of $30.
General Information: https://www.nycourts.gov/litigants/scar/SCAR%20general%20info%20OS%20NYC%20PAGE.pdf
Petition Instructions: https://www.nycourts.gov/litigants/scar/Petition-Instruct-OS-NYC.pdf