Ask The County Assessor
WHY DID THE COUNTY AMEND SOME RESIDENTS' TAX IMPACT NOTICES ONLINE?
The County posted an amended notice to correct the 2017-2018 market value. All other information remained the same.
WHY ARE SOME RESIDENTS RECEIVING A REVISED 511 NOTICE?
Some residents may have received a revised 511 notice to reflect the correct parcel address. If so, your assessment was not changed.
Some residents may have received a revised 511 notice to reflect the 6% limitation on assessment increases, as required by New York State law.
WHERE CAN I FIND INFORMATION ABOUT ANY EXEMPTIONS ON MY PROPERTY?
For information about exemptions, please visit the website www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/exemption/index.htm.
The assessment disclosure notices being sent to all property owners dated November 1, 2018 do not list any applicable exemptions. Please be advised that the letter dated November 1, 2018 accompanying the notices incorrectly indicates that any applicable exemptions are listed on the notices.
IF MY FAIR MARKET VALUE DOUBLES, WILL MY TAXES DOUBLE?
No. The increase in fair market value is only one factor that could bring about changes in the amount of taxes you pay. Changes in levy and changes in your neighbors’ fair market values will also impact taxes. You will receive a tax impact notice in the mail by November 21st.
WHY HAS NASSAU COUNTY EXECUTIVE LAURA CURRAN ORDERED A REASSESSMENT OF ALL RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES?
New York State law requires assessing units such as Nassau County to assess real property each year at a uniform percentage of market value within each property class. The prior administration, however, froze assessments for the past eight years. The frozen roll and resulting mass settlements severely degraded the accuracy and integrity of assessments and shifted the tax burden disproportionately. County Executive Laura Curran has directed the County Assessor to unfreeze the roll and reassess all properties to ensure that the roll is defensible, fair and accurate.
WHERE CAN I FIND MY TENTATIVE ASSESSMENT?
The County is mailing an assessment disclosure notice to property owners by November 1, 2018. After November 1, 2018, you may also find your tentative assessment on the Department of Assessment website – www.mynassauproperty.com.
HOW HAS THE COUNTY DETERMINED MY TENTATIVE ASSESSMENT?
Under New York State law, the County elected to represent assessments as a percentage of market value using a uniform level of assessment.
The County has determined your tentative assessment by multiplying your market value by the uniform level of assessment of .10% for class one properties and 1% for classes two, three and four properties.
WHAT ARE THE PROPERTY CLASSES ON THE COUNTY ASSESSMENT ROLL?
There are four property classes on the County assessment roll:
Class ONE - residential
Class TWO - multiple dwellings
Class THREE - utilities
Class FOUR - commercial
IS THERE A CHANGE IN ANY LEVEL OF ASSESSMENT FROM THE PRIOR YEAR?
The class one level of assessment will be reduced to .10% from the prior year when it was .25%.
HOW HAS THE COUNTY DETERMINED THE MARKET VALUE USED TO CALCULATE MY HOME’S
The County has determined class one market values based on actual sales of comparable properties in accordance with applicable law and assessment standards.
HOW WILL MY ASSESSMENT AFFECT MY TAX BILL?
Your assessment determines your share of property taxes that the County and your town,
school district (other than for the Glen Cove City School District) and any special districts
raise to fund their services and operations. The reassessment has no impact on the amounts included in tax levies.
I HAVE HEARD THAT TAX BILLS CAN INCREASE FOLLOWING A REASSESSMENT AND A CHANGE IN THE LEVEL OF ASSESSMENT. WILL THERE BE TAXPAYER PROTECTION FOR RESIDENTS?
Yes. The County Executive is introducing her Taxpayer Protection Plan. Currently, her administration is drafting legislation for submission to the New York State Legislature to protect residents by transitioning over five-years any relative changes in class one tax burden that could otherwise result from the reassessment and the change in the level of assessment.
WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW WHEN I REVIEW MY HOME’S TENTATIVE ASSESSMENT?
First, check your property description on the Department of Assessment website – https://www.MyNassauProperty.com.
Second, review recent sales of comparable properties in your area to estimate your home’s market value. You may do this beginning November 1, 2018 at https://www.MyNassauProperty.com.
WILL I BE ABLE TO MEET WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF ASSESSMENT TO REVIEW MY TENTATIVE ASSESSMENT?
Yes. You can meet with Department of Assessment staff by scheduling an appointment, which will be available from November 1, 2018 through December 15, 2018.
WHAT CAN I DO IF I DISAGREE WITH MY TENTATIVE ASSESSMENT?
If you discover an error in your property’s description or believe that your tentative assessment is not accurate, you may file an “Application for Correction of Assessment” with the Nassau County Assessment Review Commission (ARC) between January 2, 2019 and March 1, 2019. You may obtain the application on-line at , in person at the Department of Assessment, or by contacting ARC at (516) 571-3214 after January 2, 2019. The Department of Assessment’s hours of operation are from 8 A.M. to 4:45 P.M.
DEPARTMENT OF ASSESSMENT
240 Old Country Road, Mineola, NY 11501 • 516-571-1500 • Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm