Notice of Completion and
Filing of Assessment Roll after Grievance Day
(Real Property Tax Law, Sec.516)
Notice is hereby given
that the Assessment Roll for the Town of North Collins in the County of Erie,
for the year of 2020, has been finally completed by the undersigned Assessor,
and that a certified copy thereof has been filed in the office of the Assessor
at the NORTH COLLINS TOWN HALL, 10569 Main St, North Collins, NY 14111 of the
said town where the same will remain open to public inspection for fifteen
days, or on line at www.northcollinsny.org
Dated this 1st day of July, 2020.
Jeneen Hill, SCA
Assessor for Town of North Collins
Any person who pays property taxes can grieve an assessment, including:
• property owners • purchasers • tenants who are required to pay property taxes pursuant to a lease or written agreement
Only the assessment on the current tentative assessment roll can be grieved - you can’t grieve assessments from prior years.
There is no cost to grieve an assessment and it does not require you to hire a lawyer.
Filing the grievance form
Use Form RP-524 Complaint on Real Property Assessment to grieve your assessment. The form is available from our website (www.tax.ny.gov) or from your assessor’s office. https://www.tax.ny.gov/forms/orpts/assessment_grievance.htm
File the grievance form with the assessor For the Board of Assessment Review.
Grievance Day in the Town of North Collins is June 3rd, 2021 from 4pm to 8pm by appointment
Grievance Day is the deadline for submitting Form RP-524, but if you want an appointment you must submit your Form RP-524 by Tuesday June 1st.
Non-resident property owners
If you’re a property owner who doesn’t reside in the municipality where you own property, you have additional rights related to grieving your assessment:
Deadline for filing Form RP-524
The deadline for submitting Form RP-524 is Grievance Day. If you mail the form, it must be received by the assessor no later than Grievance Day. If you do not file the form by the deadline, you will lose the opportunity for administrative and judicial review of your assessment this year.
Appearing before the BAR
The BAR consists of three to five members appointed by the town board. The BAR cannot include the assessor or any staff from the assessor's office. Assessors, however, are required to attend all formal hearings of the board and have the right to be heard on any complaint.
You have the right to attend the hearing of the BAR and to present statements and/or documentation in support of your grievance. You may appear personally, with or without your attorney or other representative.
If you choose to be represented by your attorney or other representative, you must authorize that person to appear on your behalf (see Part Four of Form RP-524).
Notification of the BAR’s decision
You will receive a notice of the board's determination, except where the board ratifies a stipulated assessment. The notice must contain a statement of the reasons for the board's determination.