If you disagree with your 2021 tentative assessment, you must file a formal grievance with the Board of Assessment Review (BAR). Grievance Day is Tuesday, May 25, 2021. Applications will be accepted at the Assessment office from May 1 through May 25. The deadline for filing a grievance and making an appointment with the Board of Review is 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 25. Mailed applications must be received by Tuesday May 25. The Board of Assessment Review will not review any applications received in the office after May 25, 2021. If you mail your application, please specify whether you are requesting an appointment with the Board of Assessment Review or that you are not appearing at the meeting.
If you wish to file a formal complaint, you are required to file Form RP-524, Complaint on Real Property Assessment. All four pages of the application must be completed and the form must be signed. Appointments to meet the Board of Assessment Review (BAR) will be scheduled only after this form is completed and submitted to the Assessment Office along with all supporting documentation. Please provide six (6) copies of the application as well as all supporting documentation. Appointments are made in time sequential order as the completed applications are received.
Grievance application forms (RP-524) and instructions are available from three sources:
- The Assessment Office, Perinton Town Hall, 1350 Turk Hill Road, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- The Town of Perinton website at www.perinton.org (go to: Departments> Assessment Office>Grievance Day Information and Instructions)
- The NYS Department of Tax and Finance website for an application at https://www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/current_forms/orpts/rp524_fill_in.pdf
The Board strives to give full and fair consideration to every grievance; however, it cannot do so without information from the property owner to support their complaint. The following types of supporting documentation are helpful in determining your property’s market value and should be provided with your grievance complaint form, if applicable:
- A recent sale of the property (copy of closing statement).
- A recent listing of the property showing the asking price, time on the market and any offers made.
- Recent sales of similar properties in your neighborhood. Information regarding recent sales of properties is available in the Assessment Office and on the town website at www.perinton.org.
- A recent appraisal of the property. If you submit an appraisal that was prepared for financing, estate, etc., the BAR will review them. If an appraisal is submitted where the scope of the assignment is specific to challenging the assessment, the valuation date per NYS RPTL must be noted as prior year July 1, 2020.
- Cost of construction, if recent or new construction.
- Rental information, if property is income producing. The BAR requires a minimum of two (2) years of income and expense data.
- Photographs showing significant problems with your property.
If you do not submit any documentation to support a different value than what has been determined by the Assessment Office, do not expect a reduction in the assessed value. You must have documentation justifying your estimate of value, subject to review by the BAR.
Your appearance at the BAR hearing is not required. If you are unable to attend a hearing, you must still submit your application to the BAR by 8 p.m. on Tuesday May 26 and the BAR will review the application.
Determination notices from the Board of Assessment Review will be mailed approximately 4 weeks from the hearing date.