ATTENTION SENIOR CITIZENS AND LIMITED DISABILITY EXEMPTION RECIPIENTS
Thanks to a new resolution signed by Nassau County Executive Laura Curran, authorized by Governor Cuomo, all homeowners who received a Senior Citizens and/or Limited Disability property tax exemption in 2020 will automatically receive the exemption for the 2021-2022 tax year. No action is required to renew the exemption, unless the homeowner changed their primary address, added another owner to the deed, transferred the property to a new owner or passed away.
Eligible homeowners can expect to receive the benefits of these exemptions in their school property tax bills to be distributed in fall 2021.
County Executive Laura Curran is committed to making it easier for seniors and disabled residents to receive the property tax relief they deserve throughout the pandemic and beyond.
If you have any questions regarding this update or these exemptions, please contact one of our dedicated customer service representatives at (516) 571-1500 or by email at NCexemptions@nassaucountyny.gov.
Attention Homeowners: Notice of Tentative Assessed Value for 2022/2023 is Now Available
The Notice of Tentative Assessed Value is an annual statement from the Nassau County Department of Assessment (DOA). It provides every property owner with the latest value of their property on the County’s assessment roll. The property value shown in this notice is one factor in determining your property taxes for the 2022/2023 tax year. In addition to being posted online here, Nassau County property owners will receive this notice in the mail by January 30, 2021.
Due to the instability of Nassau County’s real estate market caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, County Executive Laura Curran has paused property valuation updates for the 2022-2023 assessment roll. Therefore, unless you have since received a correction of error or assessment reduction, this notice should reflect the same property assessment as the previous tax year, which protects against an assessment update based on the current chaotic real estate market with spikes in home prices and sales. This pause helps protect taxpayers as many continue to face economic hardships stemming from the crisis.
The Notice of Tentative Assessed Value also contains each property’s market value and the level of assessment used to calculate the tentative assessed value, along with helpful explanations of these terms.
There is no action required but, if you disagree with your property’s value, the notice contains information on how to file a grievance with the Assessment Review Commission. For further information about the grievance process, we encourage you to visit: www.nassaucountyny.gov/ARC.
Trending Sales Study Percentages
On January 2, 2020, the Department of Assessment published the 2021-2022 Tentative Assessment Roll, providing homeowners with an updated value of their property based on the local real estate market and trends of homes sales in each school district, over the past year. In addition to being posted online, an annual Notice of Tentative Assessment with these updated values were mailed to every homeowner.
Note - If your property assessment increases, it does not necessarily mean your taxes increase. The property value shown in your Notice of Tentative Assessed Value is only one of several factors in determining your property taxes for the 2021-2022 tax year.
A majority of Tax Class 1 2020-2021 values were trended up by the factors in a chart you can review in the link below. Properties excluded from the trending were properties that had new construction or substantial alterations, properties that had a tax lot merger or apportionments, and properties with values exceeding $2.3 million in market value. The trends were applied to the 2020-2021 assessed values incorporating any Assessment Review Commission offers made as of December 15, 2019.
Newsday: Nassau reassessment fairer and more accurate, analysis shows
April 29, 2019 - Newsday published an in-depth analysis, endorsed by several industry professionals, of the first countywide property reassessment in nearly a decade. The comprehensive study concluded that the reassessment eliminated the inaccurate and unfair wide disparities among home values that developed under the Mangano Administration. The study found that the new assessments are well within every major professional standard, with experts quoted saying, “Getting much better than this is not really feasible.” For the full story, visit:
ARC FILING PERIOD
If you would like to challenge your assessment or property’s classification for the 2022-23 property tax year, you may file an “Application for Correction” with the Assessment Review Commission (ARC) between January 4 and March 1, 2021. For more information about filing a grievance, visit AskARCnassau.com.
SCAR FILING PERIOD
The Small Claims Assessment Review (SCAR) Filing Period will begin 30 days of the date of the ARC final determination of your Assessment grievance. ARC is scheduled to mail it’s Final Determination Letters on March 31, 2021 for the 2022-23 Property Tax Assessment year.
For more information, please contact ARC’s Customer Service at (516) 571-3214.
County Executive Laura Curran’s Taxpayer Protection Plan
Taxpayer Protection Plan statements that show hypothetical estimated property taxes for the 2020-2021 tax year are available online at MyNassauProperty.com. Also, an updated Frequently Asked Questions page on AsktheCountyAssessor.com provides more information on the plan.
The plan will secure exemptions for class one residential property owners experiencing assessment increases that will effectively spread out any relative changes, increases and decreases, in tax burden due to the reassessment, over a five-year period.
The TPP will be effective for your 2020-2021 school and general tax bills. You will see the effects of the TPP in your school tax bill in October 2020 and your general tax bill in January 2021.”
About the Department of Assessment
The Department of Assessment is responsible for developing fair and equitable assessments for all residential and commercial properties in Nassau County on an annual basis. The County’s assessment roll includes over 423,000 properties with a value of $264 billion. It is the second largest assessing entity in the State of New York after New York City.
- Collecting and recording relevant residential, commercial, and industrial property information.
- Validating building permits by confirming all new construction and including the new value on the next assessment roll.
- Maintaining property records and tax maps.
- Answering public inquiries.
- Assisting the public through the Department’s outreach program.
- Processing applications for property tax exemption and the Basic and Enhanced STAR programs for qualifying Nassau County homeowners.
Schedule a Physical Inspection of Your Property
If you would like to schedule a physical inspection of your property, please send an email to email@example.com or a letter to 240 Old Country Road, 4th floor, Mineola, NY 11501. In your correspondence with the Department of Assessment, please include the address of the property you wish to have inspected and your contact information.