The Tentative Assessment Roll is made available annually on June 1 . An Assessment can be challenged by following the instructions below.  

Instructions

Review your current assessment on the 2020 assessment roll and calculate the market value for your property by dividing your assessment by the tentative 2020 residential assessment ratio (RAR) of 1.6%.  For example, if an assessment is 20,000, divide by .0160 and the result is the market value for the property:

(20,000/.0160 = $1,250,000).

The date of valuation is July 1, 2019 and the taxable status date is May 1, 2020 for 2020 grievances.  If the market value is reasonably close to what the property is worth, there is no need to file a grievance.  The 2020 assessment is the basis for 2021 taxes.

Complete the Grievance application and questionnaire including current pictures of the property and provide an explanation and support (e.g., a real estate appraisal, comparable sales, broker’s price opinion) for the requested reduction in the assessment.

Grievance applications and instructions, including the mandatory residential  or commercial grievance questionnaire must be filed by June 16, 2020, Grievance Day.

Each complaint and supporting documents and mandatory questionnaire should be emailed separately to the Board of Assessment Review at assessor@ryeny.gov , or mailed to the Board of Assessment Review, c/o Assessor, City of Rye, 1051 Boston Post Rd., Rye, NY 10580. An emailed receipt will be issued with each online complaint submitted.

Board of Assessment Review Grievance Day Hearing

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, and in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Orders 202.1 and 202.22, for the safety of all, the Board of Assessment Review will not meet in person this year. Grievance Day hearings will be held on June 16, 2020 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY via video/teleconferencing on Zoom (visit the meeting calendar event for more details) for the Board to hear and examine all properly filed grievance complaints.  For appointments to appear before the Board at the Grievance Day hearing, email the assessor’s office or call 914-967-7565. Appearances before the Board are optional, however, if you wish to appear, the grievance complaint, questionnaire and supporting documents must be received by email (assessor@ryeny.gov) or mail by 3:00 PM on Grievance Day.