Assessment Review




Mass Appraisal

An assessed value is based on the market value of the property. However, municipalities utilize a process commonly known as mass appraisal that values hundreds or thousands of properties at once, not individually. Since the process focuses on multiple properties, their similarities and differences, it is more generalized than a single-property appraisal. The focus of mass appraisal is on the equity of the results.


Informal Assessment Review:

The informal assessment review process allows owners to submit documentation to the Assessor for review of their property's assessment. An interior and/or exterior inspection may be requested by you or the Assessor's Office if deemed necessary.

You may submit a request for an informal assessment review for the 2015 Assessment Roll in person or by mail up to April 10, 2015. Forms and instructions are available on this webpage below. 

An Assessment Notice will be mailed the first week of May with the results from the informal hearing (regardless of whether or not a change was made). Any changes made through this informal process will be for the next available Tentative Assessment Roll (filed May 1st) and is not retroactive. If you are not satisfied with the results, you may file a a formal complaint with the Board of Assessment Review. 

Forms:

     How To Request An Informal Assessment Review (instructions)
     Request for Residential Informal Assessment Review (form)
   

Formal Assessment Review:

The Tentative Assessment Roll is filed on May 1st each year and marks the beginning of the formal review process.

The Assessor's Office will not accept complaint forms (RP-524) before the May1st filing of the Tentative Assessment Roll.

The formal assessment reviews are conducted annually by the Board of Assessment Review on Grievance day - the 4th Tuesday of May every year. The next meeting will be MAY 26, 2015 (times to be determined).

You may schedule an appointment to be heard by the Board of Assessment Review by calling the Assessor's Office at (585) 617-6107 after May 1st. Scheduling an appointment is highly recommended for planning purposes and to avoid long, unnecessary wait times. An appointment will not be made until a complaint form (RP-524) is submitted to the Assessor's Office. Supporting documentation for your claim is recommended at the time of scheduling (this allows time for multiple copies to be made for the Board members, prior to the hearing).  

A complaint form (RP-524) is required and must be received by the Ogden Assessor's Office between May 1st and (no later than) Grievance Day (May 26th, 2015) before the closing time of the Board of Assessment Review.  Form RP-524 is available through the link below (at any time) or at the Assessor's Office after May 1st.

One complaint form must be submitted for each parcel that you are grieving.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

The Assessor's Office will make copies of the RP-524 complaint form and supporting documentation for the Board of Assessment Review IF they are received on or before Wednesday, May 20, 2015.

After May 20th, the owner/complainant will be responsible to provide the original RP-524 complaint form and supporting documentation PLUS five (5) additional copies of all paperwork for the Board on or before Grievance Day. This also applies to the submission of any additional ("last minute") documentation.

A copier, available for public use, is available at the Ogden Farmer's Library during normal business hours for a fee of $.25 per copy if needed.


Links:

    Complaint on Real Property Assessment Form  (RP-524)
    Complaint Form Instructions  (RP-524-Ins)
    Contesting Your Assessment in New York State (informational booklet)



Small Claims Assessment Review:

Small Claims Assessment Review (a.k.a. SCAR) is for qualifying non-commercial property owners who want to appeal their Grievance (Board of Assessment Review) decision. Small claim forms and filing fees are submitted to the State Supreme Court. A copy of the claim is given to the Ogden Assessor's Office and several other parties. For more information:  Small Claims


Assessment Pages:

General Assessment Information
Property Tax Exemptions
Research Property and Assessment Information
Assessment Review
Brochures, Videos & Helpful Links

Business Resources



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