NOTICE OF COMPLETION OF TENTATIVE ASSSESSMENT ROLL (Pursuant to Section
506) Notice is hereby given that Assessor of the Town of North Collins, County
of Erie, has completed the Tentative Assessment Roll for the current year. In
Accordance with Executive Order 202.22 viewing of the roll will be available
online only on the
Town of North Collins web site home page www.northcollinsny.org as of May 6, 2020
Complaints with respect to the assessment may be filed now with the
Assessor. Complaints filed with the
Assessor will be turned over to the Board of Assessment Review on Grievance Day.
The Board of Assessment Review will meet on Thursday, June 4, 2020 via
CDC guidelines and social distancing between the hours of 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM to
examine all grievances and complaints.
In accordance with Section 526 of the
Real Property Law, a publication containing procedures for contesting an assessment is available at www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/current_forms/orpts/rp524_fill_in.pdf An appointment for
Grievance Day hearings may be made by calling the Assessor's Office
at 337-0384 or by emailing email@example.com prior to Tuesday June 2, 2020.
All non-hearing grievances must be received prior to 8pm on Thursday June 4, 2020,
either by email or placing in the Town Clerks drop box at North Collins Town
Hall 10569 Main Street, North Collins New York.
There will be in-person appearance for grievance hearings by
appointment only. Grievance hearings will
occur under CDC guidelines and social distancing regulations and wearing a mask will be required.
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 4th, 2019 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 2th.
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.