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Special Grievance Day Procedures During COVID-19

The Board of Assessment Review will be meeting by Conference Call only per Executive Orders:

These orders have been extended repeatedly and are currently in effect, however, it is possible that the Executive Orders will be discontinued before Grievance Day. Assuming the Executive Orders remain in place, this means those contesting their property assessment will not be able to walk into the Grievance Day meeting with their grievance. Instead, those contesting their property assessment will need to submit their grievance in advance of Grievance Day to the Sole Assessor. The grievance documents must be received by the deadline in the calendar. The Sole Assessor, the Board of Assessment Review, and the Clerk to BAR will all need to see your grievance ahead of Grievance Day. Reminder: your grievance is a public document.

See Contesting your Property Assessment below for how to contest your assessment.

Formerly, if your grievance documents contained errors or omissions, the Board of Assessment Review was sometimes able to offer suggestions on how to correct those errors or omissions on Grievance Day. That will not be possible under COVID-19 procedures. If you submit your grievance sufficiently far in advance of Grievance Day it may be possible for a member of the Board of Assessment Review to offer you suggestions about errors or omissions, but you should not count on that courtesy being extended to you. Instead, please make every effort to ensure your grievance documents are accurate and complete.

Under COVID-19 procedures, the BAR will contact you ahead of Grievance Day regarding the time at which your grievance will be heard.

Join the Grievance Day conference call at your scheduled time by dialing toll free 1(866)899-4679, and enter access code 870205333#. Or, for video plus best audio, join via web at GoToMeeting.com. If you are confused about how to join, click here.

Contesting your Property Assessment

Property tax for your property is based on the assessed value of your property and the tax rates per thousand dollars assessed value set for:

The Town of Caroga Assessor determines the assessed value of your property. If you feel the assessed value is too high, you may contest that assessment. Procedures for contesting your assessment are on this New York State web page: Contest your assessment.

The primary form for contesting your assessment is Form RP-524. The instructions for that form are in RP-524-INS.

Grievance Day has been scheduled by the Town of Caroga to be the second Wednesday after the fourth Tuesday in May under Town of Caroga Local Law #1 of 2017. This complex formula schedules Grievance Day in either May or June. The exact date for the next Grievance Day is shown in the calendar.

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