COUNTY CLERK O’CONNELL:
COUNTY SCAR FILING PERIOD ENDS MAY 31ST
(Mineola, NY) Nassau County Clerk Maureen
homeowners whose initial property tax grievance was denied by the
Assessment Review Commission are eligible to file an appeal through
the County Clerk’s Office. This appeal, called a Small
Claims Assessment Review (SCAR) Petition allows for the homeowner
to file a court challenge to the denial. The County filing
period deadline for this year is May 31, 2013. Individual incorporated
village filing periods may vary so be sure to consult with them directly.
SCAR Petitions and instructions can be obtained
at the County Clerk’s
Office or on the County Clerk’s website at http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/Clerk/forms.html.
Petitions can be completed by the homeowner, a service or a representative
prior to filing. The completed petition must be accompanied
by a $30.00 filing fee and should include supporting statements,
records and other relevant information. The filing fee can
be cash, check or money order payable to the "Nassau County
If you cannot file in person, you may mail your petition. Mailings
must be postmarked by May 31, 2013. Submit your completed original
petition and one copy along with the filing fee and a self-addressed
stamped envelope to receive your filing receipt to:
Nassau County Clerk
240 Old Country Road
Mineola, New York 11501
filing with the County Clerk’s Office, a copy of your petition
has to be served on the Nassau County Assessor, your local school
district, and your incorporated village, if applicable. Also,
be sure to retain one copy for your own records. Please note that
normally the Nassau County Treasurer’s
Office would be served a copy, however the Treasurer has waived service
After filing with the Clerk’s Office,
petitions are immediately forwarded to Supreme Court. You or your
representative will be contacted directly by the Supreme Court
hearing officer assigned to the case with the date, time and place
for your hearing.
The County Clerk’s Office is not involved in scheduling
the hearing or providing you with the decision. To check on
the status of your case, call the Supreme Court at (516) 493-3130.
After your hearing, a copy of the decision will be sent to you or
your representative directly from Supreme Court.