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Informal Assessment Reviews: (January-early April)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 2020 Assessment Roll in person or by mail up to April 9, 2021. Forms and instructions are available below.
Results for the informal reviews: 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: Note: No longer available for the 2021 assessment roll - please skip to Formal Assessment Reviews.
- 2021 - How To Request An Informal Assessment Review (instructions)
- 2021 - Request for Residential Informal Assessment Review (form)
The Assessor's Office will not accept complaint forms (RP-524) before the May 1st filing of the Tentative Assessment Roll.
PLEASE NOTE: The Town of Ogden Board of Assessment Review and the Assessor's Office will not accept Form RP-524 electronically by fax or email for Grievance Day, which is Tuesday, May 25, 2021. Original hard copies of all RP-524 grievance forms (except for any supporting documentation) must be submitted in person, by delivery service, or by mail.
HEARING OF ASSESSMENT COMPLAINTS - NOTE: MASKS MUST BE WORN, IN A PROPER MANNER, AT THE TOWN HALL AND DURING ALL HEARINGS.
The Board of Assessment Review is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 between hours of 4:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M, to hear and examine all formal complaints in relation to assessments upon the application of any person believing that they have been aggrieved. Social distancing protocols are in effect and masks are required.
Persons who file a complaint have the option to have the Board review their complaint form without having an in-person hearing by completing and submitting the RP-524 form and supporting documentation before the closing of the Board of Assessment Review hearings on May 25th, 2021 (by 8:00 pm) . The Board will inform them in writing of its decision. Complainants will have opportunity to choose this option when submitting their documents.
Complaint forms cannot be filed until after May 1st. The complaint form and the publication “Contesting Your Assessment in New York State” are available online at NYS Tax & Finance at www.tax.ny.gov or the Assessor’s Home Page at www.ogdenny.com.
One complaint form must be submitted for each parcel that you are grieving.
COVID-19: The Assessor's Office is well aware of issues surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 tentative assessment roll is based upon the condition of a property as of March 1, 2021 (taxable status date) and local real estate market conditions as of July 1, 2020 (valuation date).
- COMPLETE GRIEVANCE PACKET - Includes all six documents below (22 pages-includes 3 blank pages for double-sided printing)
- INDIVIDUAL FILES (Click on individual files below to save/print separately)
2021-Ogden's Procedures for Grievance (Board of Assessment Review) (1 page)
2021-Ogden Fact Sheet (1 page)
Pub.1114-Contesting Your Assessment in New York State (info packet and instructions) (8 pages)
Form RP-524-ins-Instructions for completing the Complaint on Real Property Assessment form (4 pages)
Form RP-524-Complaint on Real Property Assessment FORM (4 pages)
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