Yesterday the 2012 Property Assessments for your General Taxes were available online. This assessment is frozen for the next 3 years – it cannot be increased. However, if you successfully challenge your assessment it can be decreased.
I am in the process of challenging my assessment. My assessment is currently way over the amount that my home is on the market for, so I feel I have a valid case. The period that you can challenge is from January 2 to March 3. They will notify you of the results at some point before March of next year.
I am going to a class on the 12th to get more information on this process, but in the meanwhile I just took a look at the AROW (Assessment Review On the Web) form to see what information is required and it seems pretty straitforward. I wanted to take a look before I went to the class in case I had any specific questions I wanted addressed.
Basically you need your property information, then you need to answer some questions about your property and the tricky part is when it asks for comparable sales. You can find SOLD PROPERTIES on my website, or contact me and I will be happy to help you.
Here are some helpful links provided by Nassau County. They are a good starting point:
To see what your property is assessed for at mynassauproperty.com.
To file for your challenge here: Assessment Review on the Web
Dates of all the Tax Payer Forums
More information is available from the Nassau County Assessment Review Commission
If you feel you are over-assessed and need help with comps, I will be happy to assist you – just ask me.
Pugatch Realty Corp