- Residential Property Review
- Commercial Property Review
- Vacant Land Review
- NYS Instructions for completing Form RP-524
- 2020 COVID Grievance Local Instructions
- Form RP-524
All property owners have the right to a review of their property assessment. The process by which assessments may be challenged involves the following:
- Informal Hearing: The Town of Greece will hold informal hearings to provide an opportunity for home owners to discuss their assessment. These hearings take place annually from January to March. Call the assessor's office to make your appointment. In preparation for an informal hearing please reference Residential Property Review form linked above.
- Formal Grievance Process: For a formal review of your assessment, with the Board of Assessment Review, you will be required to complete and file a Form RP-524, which is linked above. Forms will also be available at the Assessor's Office in the Greece Town Hall and online at www.tax.ny.gov after May 1st. To be assured of a timely appointment, your application should be filed three business days prior to Grievance Day, the fourth Tuesday of May, however may be submitted up to this date. Your form will be reviewed by the Board of Assessment Review (BAR), an objective body of officers empowered to hear and determine complaints in relation to assessments. You will be notified by mail of the BAR's decision. You must file a Grievance in order to file a SCAR petition.
- Small Claims Court: If you are dissatisfied with the BAR decision, you may request judicial review with a Small Claims Assessment Review (SCAR) hearing officer. A Form RPTL-730 is on-line at www.tax.ny.gov as well as at the Assessor's Office and the Monroe County Clerk's office at 39 W. Main St. The Small Claims petition must be completed and filed within 30 days of the filed final assessment roll (usually July 1st) with the Monroe County Clerks office along with a $30 filing fee. You must also mail a copy of the filed petition within ten days to the following: Town Clerk, Town Assessor, County Treasurer, and the School District. You will be notified of a hearing date and location by the clerk of the Supreme Court. The hearing officer is directed by law to consider the best evidence in each case, and may order reduction in the final assessment or decide that it should remain unchanged.
For ALL of the above steps it is the responsibility of the home owner to prove that assessed value is incorrect.
Assessment Process Calendar
Exemptions Filing Date - March 1 (For all exemptions any and all paperwork filed with Town by 3/1).
Taxable Status Date - March 1
Tentative Roll Filed - May 1 (Preliminary assessment filed)
Grievance Day - 4th Tuesday of May
Final Assessment Roll Filed - July 1