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Planning Board Work Session

15 Sep, 2021 PM 7:00 — 15 Sep, 2021 PM 7:35   
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Office of the Assessor

What is an Assessor?

Assessors are local government officials who estimate the value of real property within a county, city, town, or village’s boundaries. Assessors maintain annual assessments at a uniform percentage of market value.

Assessors are trained to determine the fair market value of property. Fair market value refers to the price that would be agreed upon between a willing and informed buyer and a willing and informed seller under usual and ordinary circumstances. It is the highest price a property would bring if it were for sale on the open market for a reasonable period of time. Many sales occur at prices other than what is considered the fair market value.

The Assessors function is to assure that each property pays an equitable and fair amount of the tax burden based on the fair market value which is converted to an assessed value through a uniform percentage rate. He has nothing to do with setting the Real Estate Tax Rates.

The budgets established by the Town, Village and/or School, determine how much each property owner must contribute based on the assessment roll certified by the assessor.  The assessment roll is a document containing each property assessment. The budgets determine the Tax Rates and the amount of Taxes each property owner must pay.

Property taxes pay for things such as public schools, community colleges, libraries, local government employees' salaries, parks and recreation, sanitation, sewer, police and fire protection, roads and other local needs. Each of these items can have its own percentage rate that is multiplied by the assessed value of your property to determine a portion of your bill. The taxes you owe for each item are totaled to determine your final property tax bill.

In addition to valuing property, assessors have other responsibilities:

  • Inspect new construction and major improvements to existing structures to ensure accurate property descriptions and valuations.
  • Approve and track property tax exemptions.
  • Use software to administer their various responsibilities.
  • Attend all public grievance hearings of the Board of Assessment Review and present evidence in support of the municipality’s assessments.
  • Prepare evidence for Small Claims Assessment Review hearings.
  • Review real estate sales data for accuracy
  • File annual report on assessment changes with NY State.

Links to important websites:

Star Program info:  https://www.tax.ny.gov/star/default.htm

Contest your Assessment: https://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/contest/contestasmt.htm

NYS Department of Taxation and Finance: https://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/default.htm

Orange County Parcel Information: https://www.orangecountygov.com/612/Parcel-Information                                                                                      (Enter Image Mate Online)

                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Assessment Calendar: Key dates that affect the assessment process

Valuation Date ………………………………………………. July 1 of the previous year

Taxable Status Date ………………………………………… March 1

Exemption Filing Date ………………………………………. March 1

Inventory Data Date …………………………………………. April 1

Tentative Roll Filed …………………………………………... May 1

Grievance Day ………………………………………………… 4th Tuesday in May

Final Roll Filed ………………………………………………… July 1

Tax bills are issued:

Town/County …………………………………….... January

Village of South Blooming Grove ……………….. January

Village of Washingtonville ……………………….. March

School Tax ………………………………………... September

Please contact the Receiver of Taxes or School Tax Collector if you have any questions regarding your tax bill.

Property Tax Exemptions

Though all property is assessed, not all of it is taxable. Some properties, such as those owned by religious organizations or governments are completely exempt from paying property taxes. Others are partially exempt, such as veterans who qualify for an exemption on part of their homes, and homeowners who are eligible for the School Tax Relief (STAR) program.

Most exemptions are offered by local option of the taxing jurisdiction (municipality, County or School District). Check with your assessor to determine what exemptions are available in your community.

 

Assessor’s Office Forms:

Change of Address form: Download

Request for an Informal Review of Assessment: Download

Property Consolidation Form: Download

Instructions for Property Consolidation: Download

RP-425-E               Application for Enhanced STAR Exemption: Download

RP-425  REQ        Requirements for filing Enhanced Star Application: Download

RP425–IVP           (Income Verification Form for Enhanced Star Exemption): Download

RP-458-A              Application for Alternative Veterans Exemption: Download

RP 458-A INS       Instructions for filing Alternative Veterans Exemption: Download

RP 458 -A-DIS       Renewal Application for Alternative Veteran’s Exemption based on Change in Service Connected Disability Compensation Rating: Download

RP-458-B              Application for Cold War Veterans Exemption: Download

RP-458-B INS       Instructions for filing Cold War Veterans Exemption: Download

RP-458-B-DIS       Renewal Application for Cold War Veterans Exemption based on Change in Service Connected Disability Compensation Rating: Download

RP-458 REQ:         Alternative and Cold War Veternans required documents: Download

RP-467                  Application for Partial Tax Exemption for Real Property of Senior Citizens (Aged): Download

RP-467-INS          Instructions for filing Senior Citizens Exemption (Aged) Download

RP-467-REQ         Requirements for Senior Citizens Exemption (Aged) First Time Applicant: Download

RP-467-RNW        Renewal Application for Senior Citizens Exemption: Download

RP-467-RNW-REQ    Renewal Application Requirements: Download

New Star Rules info: https://www.tax.ny.gov/star/default.htm

Notice of Final Roll: Download

Blooming Grove Assessment Rolls 

2020 Final Assessment Roll Download

2019 Final Assessment Roll: Download
2018 Final Assessment Roll: Download

 

Grievance Information

Helpful Hints for Grievances
RP524 Sample Form
RP524-Form for filing Real Property Assessment Complaint
Grievance Booklet