Filing Your Small Claims Assessment Review (SCAR) Petition
- 2014 Nassau County SCAR Petitions may only be
filed April 1, 2014 to April 30, 2014.
- The County Clerk’s Office is
not responsible for the assessment of your home.
- Please have all petition forms completed before coming
to the County Clerk’s Office to file them.
- We apologize for any inconvenience
are unable to assist with the completion of the petition.
SCAR Petition Filing Information
had their tax grievances denied by the Assessment Review
Commission may file an appeal in the County Clerk’s
Office. This appeal, called a Small Claims Assessment
Review Petition (SCAR
Petition), allows for a homeowner who has had
an original grievance denied to file a court case challenging
the assessment. The 2014 filing period
begins on April 1, 2014.
SCAR Petitions are
available at the County Clerk’s Office or on the County Clerk’s
website at http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/Clerk/Docs/PDF/2007SCAR_Petition.pdf. You
may complete the petition yourself, or have a representative
do it for you. The petition should include supporting
statements, records and other relevant information.
completed petition must be accompanied by a $30.00 filing
fee payable by
cash, credit cards* (Visa, MasterCard or Discover) check, or money order to the “Nassau County
sure to write your name, address, and phone number on
the check and present valid photo identification upon
filing in person.
*nominal convenience fee for credit cards apply
Once your petition is
complete, present the original petition and one copy
to the County Clerk’s
Division of Court Records (Room 108) for filing, where
it will be assigned an AR Index Number.
The AR number, which is located on the receipt next to “REF #”,
is recorded on the filed petition and is your proof of
If you cannot file your petition in
person, you may mail it, but it must be postmarked by
the last day of the filing period. The 2014 deadline
for filing is April 30, 2014. Failure to
file on time will result in a dismissal of your claim. Submit
your completed original petition and one copy, along
with the $30.00 filing fee and a self-addressed stamped
envelope to receive your receipt and AR Index Number
for the petition to:
Old Country Road
New York 11501
After you have filed with
the County Clerk’s
Office and received an AR number, serve the document
to the County Assessor, your school district, and your
incorporated village, if applicable. Please note
that normally the Nassau County Treasurer would be served
a copy, however the Treasurer has waived service. Write the AR number on all
copies before serving. After filing, the Clerk’s
Office forwards the petitions to Supreme Court.
is important to note that 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, contact 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.
Serving Your SCAR Petition
When challenging your
property taxes by Small Claims Assessment Review Petition,
first file the petition with the County Clerk’s
sure to prepare necessary copies of the SCAR petition
prior to filing. Once filed clearly write the AR
number on each copy and serve them as follows:
Nassau County Clerk
- The original petition
- One copy
Nassau County Treasurer*
- Serve one copy. The County
Treasurer is located at 1 West St, Mineola. *Please
note the Treasurer has waived service
Nassau County Assessor
- Serve one copy. The County
Assessor is located at 240 Old Country Rd, Mineola,
on the 4th floor.
Your School District
- Send one copy to your school district.
Your Incorporated Village
- Send one copy to your incorporated
village, if applicable.
- Retain one copy
for your personal records