With a pending winter storm, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced he has directed officials at the Assessment Review Commission (ARC) and Department of Assessment (DOA) to accept property tax assessment grievance filings until Friday, March 7.
County Executive Mangano stated, “With a pending winter storm and in an effort to allow the taxpayers of Nassau County an opportunity to make sure that the assessed value placed on their home or business is accurate, I directed assessment officials to permit a grace period to accept grievances until March 7th.”
Assessment disclosure letters mailed in January for the tentative 2015/2016 assessment roll reflect County Executive Mangano’s efforts to reform the broken, costly property tax assessment system in Nassau. The assessment roll utilizes assessed values that were the result of a successful grievance or court-ordered judgment within the last two years. Taking these reductions into account is an important departure from the past dysfunctional practice of wholly disregarding successful grievances previously won by property owners when setting their assessments.
County Executive Mangano has made significant improvements to the assessment system; however, residents must remember that it has been dysfunctional for over a decade. Even though the DOA staff worked hard to enter all settlements, the computer system is inaccurate and unaccountable. That is why County Executive Mangano reminds property owners to carefully review their tentative assessment and to inform the DOA if corrections were not made. If owners have not received their assessment disclosure letter that had been mailed in January, they may simply call the DOA at (516) 571-1500 or visit the department website at www.mynassauproperty.com.