Assessor

ASSESSOR

Gloria Micha,

Certified Sole Assessor

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IMPORTANT DATES:  ALL EXEMPTIONS NEED TO BE IN TO THE ASSESSOR ON OR BEFORE MARCH 1st.  If you have removed or changed anything on your parcel, call the assessor before March 1st deadline to have it removed from next year's taxes.

May 1st  All increase-decrease notices will be mailed.  Tentative Roll open for inspection.  4th Tuesday in May is Grievance Day.  Process for Grievance:

(1)   First come see or call the assessor.

(2)   Grievance Day - 4th Tuesday in May

(3)  Small Claims - low cost option (except for vacant land, not allowed) 

(4)  State Supreme Court Tax proceedings (some exemptions not allowed)

June:  Notices of Board of Assessment Review Decisions are mailed

July 1st:  Final Roll open for public inspection.

Helpful videos

click here Helpful property tax and assessment videos 

About property and assessments

Contesting an assessment

Is your assessment fair?

Property tax exemptions

Your Assessment is market value,

The Assessor's job is to make sure the assessments are accurate and equitable, which provides the basis for fair distribution of taxes among the property owners within the assessing unit.  The Assessor does not increase your taxes.  Your assessment increase does not mean your taxes will automatically increase; assuming your school and municipal budgets remain stable and levy does not increase.

Values come from,

Assessments are set by market value: Value is from closed sales for the past 3 years in the Town of Greene and Chenango County market area.  Yearly, the assessor analyzes the closed sales for values.  If the assessor does not keep the value at 100%, then the state will lower the equalization rate that will raise everyone's full value.  In order to maintain a uniform level of assessment each year, the Assessor will need to analyze all properties to determine which assess-ments need to be changed.  If the market is fairly stable, few assessments will need to be adjusted.

If you disagree with the assessment,

Call your Assessor and review the information on your parcel and why you feel your home is over-assessed.  At the end of the conversation, if you still feel you are over-assessed, The Assessor will give you the form RP-524 to take to grievance.   Grievance day is the 4th Tuesday of May.  There is more information available on NYS ORPS website:                                                                www.orps.state.ny.us

Assessment Calendar                                                    

On May 1st, the Tentative Assessment Role is published and available for inspection at 51Genesee St, at the Assessor's office (on the second floor)- and on our website at:

                                                               www.nygreene.com.

4th Tuesday in May of each year is Grievance Day. This is the day that the local Board of Assessment Review will hear complaints and petitions from taxpayers concerning their assessments. The BAR meets at Town Hall, 51 Genesee Street, Greene, New York from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM and from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Grievance forms are available from the assessor and online at the NYS ORPS website: www.orps.state.ny.us

July 1st of each year is the Valuation Date. This is the day as of which values become final for the current tax roll year to compute your taxes.

Please refer to the following web link on the NYS ORPS website for more detailed information regarding the Property Tax Cycle and Assessment Calendar in New York State and our local community:

http://www.orps.state.ny.us/pamphlet/rptcal.pdf 

Anyone who wants GIS information, please call our office - 607-656-4191, X212

Here is a link to Equalization Rates, Level of Assessment, and Residential Assessment Ratios:

    Explanation: Fair Assessment,

State Equalization Rates, LOA's and RAR's

Municipal Profile

             Town of Greene: 083000          Village of Greene:  083001

 Level of Assessment Basics 
 Residential Assessment Ratios 

      
The Assessor assists taxpayers and performs duties such as:

  • Make an appointment to meet with anyone at their residence who is not physically able to come to the Town Office to complete the required forms.
  • Calculate the assessed value (or market value) of homes within the Town and Village of Greene.
  • Provide the following public information about a property parcel upon request:    
    • Tax Maps
    • Owner's name(s) (current and previous)
    • Assessed value of a home or parcel of land
    • Inventory information including the year built
    • Most recent sale information
    • Local tax rates
  • Reviews eligibility, approves applications, and provides information about tax exemptions, examples that include:
  • STAR and Enhanced STAR
  • Veterans
  • Senior Citizen Exemption
  • Agricultural Assessment
  • Agricultural Buildings & Strucures
  • Business Improvements
  • Assists taxpayers in filling out and submitting exemption forms.
  • Litigates taxpayers' requests for lowering assessment.
  • Maintains the RPS V-4 real property records system.

The Assessor's Office does NOT:

  1. Provide statements of actual taxes, only tax rates. This information can be obtained from the Town of Greene Tax Collector (Town Clerk) Deborah Thomas for County and Town Taxes; the Village of Greene for Village Taxes; the School Business Office for either the Greene Central Schools, the Chenango Forks School District, the Harpursville School District, or the Whitney Point School District.
  2. Provide phone numbers of Town or Village of Greene residents.
  3. Answer questions regarding Codes, Subdivision, or Zoning, for those inquiries, please Click Here.


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BOARD OF ASSESSMENT REVIEW
   Stanley McLean, Chairman
   Mary Jane Alger
   Debra Turner
   Robert Vredenburgh
   Mary Wrench  

The Board of Assessment Review meets on the Fourth Tuesday in May (and thereafter as required) to hear and consider complaints brought forth by taxpayers who wish to appeal their real property assessment.

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Forms:


http://www.tax.ny.gov/research/property    The NYS Department of Taxation and Finance
Click here to download the Basic & Enhanced STAR Exemption application (Form RP 425).
Click here for other real property forms and publications

Educational Videos About the Assessment and Property Tax Systems:

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The following videos are available through the NYS Office of Real Property Services. One is called Fairness and Equity: The Job of the Assessor and the other is Real Property Taxes: An Overview. Please click here to download and view these valuable resources.

Links:

http://www.orps.state.ny.us/star/index.cfm

http://www.orps.state.ny.us/ref/forms/pdf/rp425.pdf

http://www.orps.state.ny.us/ref/forms/pdf/rp425worksheet.pdf

http://www.orps.state.ny.us/pamphlet/exempt/agassess.htm

http://www.orps.state.ny.us/pamphlet/complain/howtofile/index.htm

http://www.topozone.com/

http://terraserver.microsoft.com/default.aspx

http://www.co.chenango.ny.us/

http://www.binghamtonmls.com/brm/welcome.html