Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Property Tax Grievance?
A property tax grievance is a formal complaint against the assessed value of your property.
There are two levels of formal review:
Administrative review (BAR or ARC) – The property tax grievance process is conducted at the municipal level.
Judicial review (SCAR) – In order to pursue judicial review (SCAR) you must first go through administrative review. The state currently imposes a $30.00 filing fee for each case.
What is a Property Tax Assessment?
What is Market Value?
What Determines the Amount of a Property Tax Bill?
-multiply your property’s assessment (your assessment minus any exemptions) by the tax rates issued by your school district, municipalities, counties and special districts.
Your tax bill can change each year due to changes in your school district or local government budgets, revenue, total assessed value and tax rates.
Changes in your assessment or exemptions can also impact your tax bill.
Property tax bills
Tax bill calendars differ in different counties, as well as some cities.
Rather than receiving tax bills, those who have their property taxes held in escrow receive receipts.
Why do Taxes go up Every Year?
What Can I Do About This?
When is Filing Time?
Suffolk – May 1st – through the 3rd Tuesday of May
What if I live in an incorporated village?
P.T.R.C., Inc. files for most of the villages in Nassau County. However, we do not file any villages in Suffolk County.
It is important to note, villages have different deadlines. Please contact our office to find out if P.T.R.C., Inc. can file for your village and when their deadline is.
Who may sign the application form?
Can I apply on my own?
What if my request is turned down?
What Is The Cost If I Do Win a Property Tax Reduction?
How Long Is The Grievance Process?
Call our office at 484-0654 and Long Island property tax consultants will be glad to answer any additional questions.