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Legislative District 05

Posted on: February 14, 2023

Minority Caucus Prevails in Push to Extend Grievance Deadline

Minority Caucus - Criticism of Frozen Assessment Rolls

(MINEOLA, N.Y.) – Following advocacy by the members of the Nassau County Legislature’s Minority Caucus, property owners will now have until Monday, April 3 to grieve the assessed value of their property.

During a Thursday, Feb. 9 press conference, Nassau County Legislators Debra Mulé (D – Freeport), Carrié Solages (D – Lawrence) and Joshua Lafazan (D- Woodbury) led the caucus in successfully arguing that Nassau property owners needed more time to grieve to address uncertainty caused by the hundreds of tax bill errors that have been discovered since last fall and the decision by Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman to freeze the tax rolls for a third consecutive year.

Prior to today’s action, the deadline to file assessment challenges was Tuesday, March 1. 

“Because the tax rolls are frozen, if you are currently over-assessed, you will pay more than your fair share of taxes this year unless you successfully grieve your assessment,” Nassau County Legislator Debra Mulé (D – Freeport) said. “Amidst the uncertain climate that the administration’s errors and misguided actions have created, it is especially important for property owners to have ample time to do their research and challenge their assessment if they believe it is incorrect. We are glad that the County Executive heeded our call to extend the deadline so that everyone has the opportunity to protect themselves and their families financially.

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