State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is reminding Nassau County residents that they have the right to file a grievance if they believe their property has been over-assessed by the Nassau County Department of Assessment.
“By law, Nassau County residents can file a grievance if they believe that the Department of Assessment has over-assessed their property,” said Senator Fuschillo. “Anyone who believes that their assessment is too high should consider filing a grievance application with the County’s Assessment Review Commission before the March 1st deadline.”
Individuals who wish to challenge their assessment must file an application with the County’s Assessment Review Commission (ARC) before March 1, 2011. ARC is an independent administrative tribunal, separate from the Nassau County Department of Assessment, which reviews taxpayer requests for assessment reductions. ARC’s mission is to review the valuation set by the Department of Assessment and reduce the assessment if the valuation is excessive. ARC cannot increase assessments.
Nassau County does not charge a fee for filing a grievance. Individuals are allowed to represent themselves or hire an attorney to represent them if they so choose.
Residents can challenge their assessments by filing an application with ARC either through the mail or over the Internet. Applications can be obtained by calling ARC at 516-571-3214 or online at www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/ARC/index.html. The deadline to file a grievance is March 1, 2011.