WHEN CAN I FILE MY SMALL CLAIMS ASSESSMENT REVIEW (SCAR) PETITION FOR THE 2020-2021 YEAR?
Due to the current public safety and health concerns, Governor Cuomo has suspended the filing period. Additionally, the Chief Administrative Judge of the New York State Unified Court System has suspended filing any new non-essential petitions, including SCAR petitions. Therefore, the 30-day SCAR filing period has not started and will not begin until authorized by the Governor. Currently, the Governor has designated May 7th as the date that filings may commence. You do not need to take any action until at least May 7th. Please follow the County’s websites, nassaucountyny.gov; askthecountyassessor.com and askarcnassau.com for updates as they become available.
CAN THE COUNTY ASSESSOR EXTEND THE DEADLINES FOR PAYING 2ND HALF SCHOOL AND GENERAL TAXES FOR THE 2020 TAX YEAR?
No, the County Assessor does not have the legal authority to extend these deadlines. The Governor must issue an executive order to extend the deadlines for the payment of taxes.
WHAT IS THE DEADLINE FOR GRIEVING MY TENTATIVE ASSESSMENT WITH THE ASSESSMENT REVIEW COMMISSION (ARC)?
The deadline for grieving your 2021/2022 tentative property assessment with ARC is March 2, 2020. Remember, you always have the right to grieve if you disagree with your property’s value on your notice of tentative assessed value.
In addition to being posted online at mynassauproperty.com, property owners will receive in the mail, by January 31, 2020, their annual Notice of Tentative Assessed Value for the County’s 2021/2022 tentative assessment roll.
For more information on how to grieve your property value, please visit: www.nassaucountyny.gov/1510/Assessment-Review-Commission
WHERE CAN I FIND INFORMATION ABOUT ANY EXEMPTIONS ON MY PROPERTY?
New York State and Nassau County process property tax exemptions. Many of the STAR exemptions are now handled by the State. Please contact New York State first regarding the status of your exemptions at (518) 457-2036. The deadline for filing an exemption request/renewal for the October 2020 school tax bill was January 2, 2020. For the October 2021 school tax bill, applications are due by January 4, 2021.
For information about exemptions, please visit the website www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/exemption/index.htm.
IF MY FAIR MARKET VALUE INCREASES, WILL MY TAXES INCREASE?
Not necessarily. An increase in fair market value is only one factor that could bring about changes in the amount of taxes you pay. Changes in local budget levies, tax exemptions, and changes in your neighbors’ fair market values can also impact your share of the local tax burden.
WHERE CAN I FIND MY 2021/2022 TENTATIVE ASSESSED VALUE?
In addition to being posted online at mynassauproperty.com, property owners will receive in the mail, by January 31, 2020, their annual Notice of Tentative Assessed Value for the County’s 2021/2022 tentative assessment roll. The notice contains the property’s market value and the level of assessment used to calculate tentative assessed value, along with helpful explanations of these terms.
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 – One to Three Family Residential
Class TWO - All Other Residential
Class THREE – Utility Properties
Class FOUR – Commercial Properties
IS THERE A CHANGE IN ANY LEVEL OF ASSESSMENT FROM THE PRIOR YEAR?
The level of assessment will remain the same as last year at .10% for class one and at 1% for classes two, three and four.
HOW HAS THE COUNTY DETERMINED THE MARKET VALUE USED TO CALCULATE MY HOME’S TENTATIVE ASSESSMENT?
The County has determined class one market values based on recent 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 County’s determination of your property’s assessed value 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?
The County Executive has introduced a Taxpayer Protection Plan (TPP). The New York State Legislature has passed legislation aimed at protecting 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. This plan still needs approval from the Nassau County Legislature. Read more here. There is also a helpful FAQ on the TPP.
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 contacting the Department of Assessment at (516) 571-1500 or by stopping by the Department at 240 Old Country Road, Mineola from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. The Department has also scheduled nineteen public information sessions where property owners may speak with Department staff. A listing of these sessions can be found here.
WHAT CAN I DO IF I DISAGREE WITH MY TENTATIVE ASSESSMENT?
If you disagree with your property’s tentative assessment, you may file a grievance (an “Application for Correction of Assessment”) with the Nassau County Assessment Review Commission (ARC) between January 2, 2020 and April 30, 2020. You may obtain the application online at www.NassauCountyNY.gov/arc, in person at ARC or by contacting ARC at (516) 571-3214. ARC’s hours of operation are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Monday to Friday.
DEPARTMENT OF ASSESSMENT
240 Old Country Road, Mineola, NY 11501 • 516-571-1500 • Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm