Addabbo and Pheffer Amato to bring Department of Finance to Rockaways for a free event to help residents with their property taxes

In order to help residents who have questions regarding their Notice of Property Value statement (NOPV), or those who want to enroll in property tax exemption programs, State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. and Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato will bring members of the Department of Finance (DOF) to the Rockaways in March.

On Friday, March 6, representatives from DOF will be at the Knights of Columbus located at 333 Beach 90th Street, Rockaway Beach, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to assist residents with their property taxes at no charge to them.

Participants in the event will receive one-on-one assistance with a member from the Department of Finance to help them understand their NOPV, ask about their market and assessed values, as well as change their property’s description.

If you wish to receive assistance, please bring your Notice of Property Value statement.

“Property values are a vital piece of information for homeowners so they know what they need to pay each year,” Addabbo said. “Unfortunately property values are always changing, so residents need to stay up-to-date on what they owe. DOF representatives will also be able to help enroll residents in property tax exemptions programs, if they qualify. I would like to thank Assemblywoman Pheffer Amato for once again helping to bring this event to the Rockaways, and the Department of Finances for assisting our constituents.”

“Having the Department of Finance come directly to our community is such an important service for everyone to take advantage of. My office has received numerous calls from homeowners inquiring what to do with a property value they feel is grossly inflated. At this seminar you can speak directly to DOF representatives about your property value, learn about exemptions, and how to apply to them – take advantage before the final day to appeal,” Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato said. “I am happy to join with Senator Addabbo and the DOF in bringing this event to Rockaway!”

There will also be experts from the Department of Finance to help residents sign up for property tax exemptions. Property tax exemptions are available to seniors (65+), veterans, people with disabilities, and clergy members.

In order to apply for these exemptions, please bring photo ID, tax returns or proof of income for 2018 or 2019 for all owners, DD214 or discharge papers (for veterans), and trust documents (if applicable).

To RSVP for a free appointment, call Senator Addabbo’s office at 718-738-1111 or Assemblywoman Pheffer Amato’s office at 718-945-9550.