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Posted on: January 2, 2020

Dept. of Assessment to Kickoff Countywide Community Information Sessions

Updated Property Values for 2021/2022 Tentative Assessment Roll Now Available Online as Curran Continues Commitment to Fair & Accurate Property Assessments

 

Curran Introduces Countywide Community Information Sessions with Dept. of Assessment Beginning January 6 th

 

Mineola, NY - Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and County Assessor David Moog announced today that updated tentative assessed values for every Nassau County property have been finalized and posted online at:

 

 mynassauproperty.com. These updated assessed values are one factor in determining property taxes for the 2021/2022 tax year.


The assessed values are the result of state-of-the-art technology utilizing the most current information available to identify actual market values. After successfully completing the first countywide property reassessment in nearly a decade last year, County Executive Curran is continuing her commitment to restoring fairness, accuracy and integrity to the assessment system by keeping property values current.

"When our homeowners pay town, school, special district, and county taxes, they deserve assurance that the amounts they are paying are fair and equitable. I am proud to say we are now in our second year of producing more accurate, up-to-date property values utilizing the most current data available and the latest technology," said Nassau County Executive Laura Curran. "Thanks to the hard work of our assessment team, we've made real progress in fixing the prior administration's corrupted, broken property assessment system. Public outreach will remain a top priority to ensure that our residents fully understand their property assessment. Today I am introducing a countywide series of community information sessions hosted with County Assessor David Moog and his team."


Notice of Tentative Assessed Value Now Available

In addition to being posted online, Nassau County 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.


Grievance Filing Period Begins

The posting of the tentative assessment roll begins the challenge period for property owners to grieve their assessment if they disagree with the County's determination of their property's value. The Notice of Tentative Assessed Value includes directions on how to challenge an assessment with the Assessment Review

Commission. Curran assures the public that they will always have the right to grieve, but they should not have to do so to obtain a correct assessment. Property owners will have until March 2, 2020 to file a grievance. For further information about the grievance process, property owners are encouraged to visit: www.nassaucountyny.gov/ARC.


Dept. of Assessment to Kickoff Countywide Community Information Sessions
Throughout January and February, beginning at Farmingdale Public Library on January 6, 2020, the Department of Assessment (DOA) will host a countywide series of general information sessions to provide property owners with the resources they need to fully understand their property assessment. These community information sessions will begin as property owners receive their Notice of Tentative Assessed Value by mail. The schedule for this series will be enclosed with each property owner's notice as well as posted on DOA's homepage: www.nassaucountyny.gov/1501/Assessment. The County has scheduled 19 sessions and will add more as needed.


The workshops will take place during daytime and evening hours to accommodate for residents' diverse and busy schedules. The sessions are public and no registration is required.

DOA's community information sessions will include opportunities for individual assistance and to discuss the following:

  • DOA and its functions;
  • the assessment process and calendar of important dates;
  • property values shown on the 2021/2022 Tentative Assessment Roll;
  • the correspondence that property owners will receive from DOA in January and throughout the calendar year;
  • the Taxpayer Protection Plan and its status;
  • general information regarding property exemptions;
  • and general information on filing a grievance.

County Assessor David Moog as well as DOA staff will be on hand to answer questions and to review information on individual properties. All handouts and brochures will be provided in English and Spanish.

DOA's planned series of community information sessions will be conducted separate from the Assessment Review Commission's (ARC) grievance workshops and DOA's property tax exemptions workshops. DOA will continue to support and participate in both workshop series.


Status on County Executive Curran's Taxpayer Protection Plan

County Executive Curran's Taxpayer Protection Plan (TPP), approved by New York State last year, will secure property tax exemptions for class one residential property owners experiencing assessment increases as a result of the first countywide reassessment in nearly a decade.

The TPP provides a five-year phase-in of any increase to the assessed value of your property, with 20% of the increase being added every year for five years beginning in tax year 2020/2021. This will effectively spread out any relative changes, increases and decreases, in tax burden due to the reassessment, over a five-year period.

Although the phase-in plan has been authorized by New York State, it must be passed by the Nassau County Legislature to be implemented. For over nine months, the County Legislative Majority has failed to allow a vote on this legislation that will ease the tax burden of the reassessment. Property owners are encouraged to contact their local legislator to support this local law.

"The Legislature must take the final step and pass my Taxpayer Protection Plan to ease in changes from the reassessment over a five-year period. Without enacting this phase-in plan, half of residents will see an immediate significant increase in their property taxes. We must protect our taxpayers and get this done," said Curran. "Once again, I call on the Nassau County Legislative Majority to allow a vote on this important legislation."

If approved by the County Legislature, the TPP will be effective for 2020/2021 school and general tax bills. Homeowners will see the effects of the TPP in their school tax bill in October 2020 and their general tax bill in January 2021.