Watch A short video On Contesting your Property Assessment

Watch A short video About your Property Taxes and Assessment

Your assessment should roughly reflect the value for which you can sell your property. However, assessing property is not a science and sometimes you may disagree with the assessor's estimate.

Supporting Documents:
Supporting Documents can be a recent appraisal of your property. Have you had an appraisal completed in the last 12 - 18 months? If you have recently purchased your property or refinanced your mortgage, you will have an appraisal. The appraisal may be used as supporting documentation to prove you grievance.  

You can find homes likes yours ( same size, same style, year built, school district, etc) that have recently sold in your area. You can search for home sales on Orange County Imagemate.    On imagemate search for your property 1st, once you are in your property you will see a button on the left side that reads "Comparables", click comparables.   At the bottom of the comparables screen click sales,  the default search is set for assessment. Also, remove some of the default search criteria if necessary. If you need help, please call the assessor's office 845-355-5700 ext. 9 or Orange County Office of Real Property 845-291-2490.

**** Comparable sales must be dated between July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020**** ****Appraisals must contain comparable sales between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020****

You may be able to find home sales information on www.zillow.com

REMEMBER: The burdon of proof is on the applicant/owner of the property, or the person authorized to file the grievance. You must provide documents, or recent sales, and pictures to prove your case.

Anyone who wishes to file a formal complaint on their assessment must apply for assessment review with the Board of Assessment Review (BOAR) Between May 1, 2021 and May 25, 2021. Completed applications (RP-524) should be submitted to the Assessor’s Office on or before this date with your supporting documention.

If you have a concern, the earlier you meet with the assessor the easier it is to make modifications.

The Assessor can review your property and make modifications, if necessary,  prior to May 1st each year. After May 1st, you must file a grievance. You may appear in person, by appointment, and present additional documentation to the BOAR to support your opinion of the property value.

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