Assistant to the Assessor
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The Town of Pelham Board appoints the Town Assessor for a six-year term. The Assessor’s office prepares assessments of real property, commercial and residential, within the Town to annually maintain a 100% level of assessment that is current with market conditions. The assessments are updated every June 1; the date by which the tentative assessment rolls are issued for publication to residents.
The Town Assessor welcomes meetings with residents to explain the assessment process and review assessment concerns. After June 1 publication of the assessment roll and up to Grievance Day, residents can appeal the assessment of their property to the Board of Assessment Review, a town government entity. This board reviews assessment complaints (grievances), deliberates and notifies the property owner and Town Assessor of their final determination. The Town Assessor must file the Final Assessment Roll in September of each year pursuant to state law.
The Town Assessor receives and processes S.T.A.R., Veterans and Senior exemption applications based on applicable laws. The Town of Pelham tax maps for all residential and commercial properties are available at Town Hall for review.
RECENT LAW CHANGES TO THE STAR PROGRAM
New applicants who qualify for STAR will now be required to register with NY State (www.tax.ny.gov) instead of applying with the Assessor's Office. If they qualify, they will receive a star credit in the form of a check rather than a property tax exemption. The dollar value of the credit will be the same as the property tax exemption.
You must register with the New York State Tax Department by
(1) visiting www.tax.ny.gov
(2) Calling 518-457-2036
ASSESSOR’S OFFICE KEY DATES
(TOWN OF PELHAM AND WESTCHESTER COUNTY ONLY):
|July 1st||Valuation Date
(all properties are valued as of July 1st of the year prior to Tentative Assessment Roll.)
|May 1st||Taxable status Date
|June 1st||Tentative Assessment Roll Open to Public. Notices of change in assessment are mailed to property owners (where applicable).|
|3rd Tuesday in June||"GRIEVANCE DAY" (9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., reconvenes at 6:00 p.m.) All applications must be filed by close of Grievance Day.
(SEE CALENDAR OF EVENTS) A publication titled Contesting Your Assessment in New York State is made available at www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/contest/contestasmt.htm Limited copies will be available during the Grievance period (June 1st to Grievance Day) in the Assessor’s Office.
|September 15th||Final Assessment Roll adopted.
|October 15th||Final Date for filing Small Claims Assessment Review Petitions (30 days after filing of Final Assessment Roll). Petition forms may be obtained at the Westchester County Clerk’s Office, 110 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., White Plains, NY or www.westchesterclerk.com under legal Division.|
|For more information please visit the following sites:NYS Office of Real Property Tax Services (ORPTS)
www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/default.htmWestchester County Tax Commission
www.westchestergov.com/taxcommission/Official Use Only. Click Here.