Adirondack Country Homes Realty Inc.
Serving the "Entire" Adirondack Park with offices at:
Schroon Lake Region (Main Office): PO 488, 1098 US Route 9, Schroon Lake, NY 12870 * 518.532.7900
High Peaks Region/Auction Sales: 2918 US Route 9, North Hudson, NY 12855 * 518.532.9323
Lake George: 2022 State Route 9, Lake George, NY 12845 * 518.668.2677
North Country Region: 113 Flynn's Line Road, Burke, NY 12917 * 518.483.4538
Speculator Region: Route 30, Speculator, NY 12164 * 518.569.8884
Washington Country Region: 4156 County Route 30, Salem, NY 12865* 518-584-3294
How to Dispute Your Assessment
Excerpts from New York State Department of Taxation and Finance
If you own property in New York State, you are eligible for formal review of your assessment.
There are two levels of formal review:
Tax certiorari proceedings in State Supreme Court - to pursue this option, you should contact an attorney.
Before pursuing formal review of your assessment, you should first determine if you are assessed fairly:
Step One: What is the assessor's estimate of the market value of your property?
You'll find this information on theassessment roll.
You shouldcheck your assessment annually prior to Grievance Day (typically the fourth Tuesday in May, but confirm the date with your assessor).
If your municipality is assessing at 100% of market value, your assessment and the assessor's estimate of market value will be identical.
If assessments are not at 100% of market value, you can use this formula to calculate the assessor's estimate of market value:
Step Two: Develop an estimate of the market value of your property
Other property owners may wish to contact an appraiser or other real estate professional
Generally, if the assessor's estimate of the market value of your property reflects roughly the amount for which you could sell your property, then your assessment is fair.
Step Three: If your assessment is too high
If you are assessed fairly, but you feel that your taxes are too high
Assessors do not determine your property tax rates. If you feel as though your assessment accurately reflects the market value of your property, but you still feel that your property taxes are too high, you may wish to address this matter with the taxing jurisdictions that impose taxes in your community - school board, county legislature, city council, town board, fire district and other special districts.
The assessor cannot assist you with tax matters, but only with matters pertaining to the assessed value of your property.
For more information and updates, visit: http://www.tax.ny.gov/
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