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Real Property Reassessment Project 2015

Instructions and Information

Property owners that attended an Informal Review (either in person or by phone) or submitted a review request will receive a notice from the assessor the first week in May.

The Tentative Assessment Roll is available in the Assessors’ Office starting May 1, 2015 or online at Property owners are urged to examine the Tentative Assessment Roll for information about your property including your assessment, market value and exemptions. The Assessor also encourages property owners to research the sales information in the Assessors’ Office or online Click Here and reminds them that when comparing similar assessments it is important to note that location, style, age and size are critical to the comparison process.

Formal Grievance Process (Forms Due by May 26, 2015)

The result of informal reviews will be incorporated in the Tentative Assessment Roll published on May 1, 2015 and the formal grievance process will then begin. The 2015 Tentative Assessments for all properties, Grievance Forms, instructions & procedures are available in the Assessors’ Office and through the website Click Here.

The Board of Assessment Review is the body which reviews all requests for changes in assessments, through the formal grievance process; it is an independent Board composed of 5 Queensbury residents with expertise in property valuation. This Board meets on Grievance Day, Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 9:00 am-noon, 1:00 -4:00 pm and 6:00 -8:00 pm by appointment to hear all complaints in relation to assessments.

Assessment staff will gladly help you complete the Grievance Complaint and schedule a Grievance Day appointment. Grievance Day walk-ins will be given the next available appointment. All grievances (requests for changes in assessments) MUST BE SUBMITTED BY CLOSE OF BUSINESS ON THAT DAY, MAY 26, 2015 and must be submitted by using the official Grievance Complaint (RP-524), as prescribed by NYS Law. However, you do not need to appear in person if you do not wish to, and can either mail in your Complaint or drop them by the Assessors’ Office instead. All Grievance Complaints (along with supporting data) submitted on or by May 26, 2015 will be examined by the Board of Assessment Review and their decisions will be mailed to property owners in June.