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Tax Assessor Office
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Phone: (845) 352-1100 Fax: (845) 356-6035

The role of the Assessor is to maintain assessment and tax rolls, collect information on properties in the village and estimate market value. New York State law requires assessments to be fair each year. To determine if your assessment is fair, you will first need to check the tentative assessment roll. The information provided is updated if there is a change to your property. In most cases, the market value should equal roughly the price for which you could sell your property. The assessor assists in the defense and litigation of all tax challenges such as Tax Certiories, small claims assessment and grievances.

Each year the assessor shall annually file the assessor's report with the State Office. Public Notice of Filing completion is done by April15th. The assessor’s office is a liaison with the Board of Assessment Review (BAR) concerning yearly changes in the law along with rules and regulations and its procedures. In conjunction with maintaining proper records, the office of the assessor works with the Building Department with inspections, Certificate of Occupancy, Disclaimers, etc., and with the Rockland County Enhanced 9-1-1 Database. 

This office is also responsible for administering exemptions including the Senior Citizen Exemption that is available to seniors who are aged 65 and older. Corrections to tax roll are done through the assessor’s office. If you have satisfied your mortgage, please contact the assessor’s office in writing to have your mailing address changed immediately. A “change of address form” can be obtained with proof of ownership. In order for this to take place, you must be present in the office, with identification.

Hours:

Monday through Friday 10:30AM – 4:00PM Except Legal Holidays
Mr. Holland is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Final Tax Roll and Full Tax Assessment:

Here we will post the Tax Roll and Full Tax Assessment yearly moving forward.  Below the Full Assessment Roll is broken into 4 parts due to size limitations.
2014 Final Assessment Roll.pdf
2014 Full Assessment Roll 1st.pdf
2014 Full Assessment Roll 2nd.pdf
2014 Full Assessment Roll 3rd.pdf
2014 Full Assessment Roll 4th.pdf
Tax Bills:

Property tax bills (and receipts, for those who pay their taxes through escrow accounts) contain a lot of information for taxpayers. Understanding where your taxes are going and how much more is being collected by your local governments each year is vital. Based on information through the assessor’s office, it then forwarded to the Collector of Taxes, who generates your bill. You may contact the Tax Collector’s Office (Treasurer) if there are any questions regarding your bill.

Tax Rate:

The tax rate for each taxing jurisdiction is usually shown in dollars per thousands of assessed value (for example, $25 per $1,000 of assessed value). The tax rate is used to calculate your tax due.
Taxable Assessed Value
Tax Rate X 1000 = Tax Amount

Equalization Rate:

Equalization is necessary in New York State because: (1) there is no fixed percentage at which property must be assessed; (2) not all municipalities assess property at the same percentage of market value; and (3) taxing jurisdictions, such as most school districts, do not share the same taxing boundaries as the cities and towns that are responsible for assessing properties. At its simplest, an equalization rate is the state’s measure of a municipality's level of assessment (LOA). This is the ratio of total assessed value (AV) to the municipality's total market value (MV). The municipality determines the AV; the MV is estimated by the state. The equalization rate formula is: 
Total Assessed Value (AV)

Total Market Value (MV)
  =  Equalization Rate

Tax Roll:

The tax roll provides a listing of all real property in the village. It shows the location and description of each parcel, the owner, the amount of the assessment, any exemptions, etc.
Tentative Roll – A preliminary assessment rolls whose assessed values and exempts amounts are subject to grievance by a taxpayer before a Board of Assessment Review. The roll does not become final until all grievances have been acted upon by that board. This can be viewed January 1st.
Final Assessment Roll – A list containing assessment and exemption information on all parcels in the village. This roll differs from the Tentative Roll with respect to changes ordered by a Board of Assessment Review, assessment and ceilings made by the State Board. This is published April 1st.
Grievance:
Another important date in the assessment grievance process is the “tentative roll date”. The assessor is required to place a notice in the locality’s official newspaper of general circulation noticing that the tentative assessment roll has been filed, when and where it will be available for public review and when and where the board of assessment review (BAR) will meet to hear assessment complaints. The Spring Valley BAR meets on the third Tuesday of February. A Grievance Complaint Form (RP-524) can be obtained. The BAR may require the taxpayer to submit additional evidence. If the taxpayer willfully refuses to do so, or refuse to answer any material question, the taxpayer will not be entitled to a reduction in assessment.
 
Senior Citizen :

New York State Real Property Tax Law, section 467, gives local governments and public school districts the option of granting a reduction on the amount of property taxes paid by qualifying senior citizens. To qualify, seniors generally must be 65 years of age or older and meet certain income limitations and other requirements. Any senior wishing to apply for this discount may contact the Assessor’s Office to timely file an initial application and annual renewal applications prescribed by the Board of Real Property Services by “taxable status date”. The village’s date is January 1st. This is not an automatic exemption. If your income range is $29,000.00 to $37,400.00 you may be qualified on a "sliding scale". When the property is owned by one or more persons, some of whom qualify for this exemption and the others of whom qualify for the persons with disabilities and limited incomes exemption provided by RPTL §459-c, the owners have the option of choosing the more beneficial exemption. The owners may not be prohibited from taking one of these two exemptions solely because the owners qualify for more than one exemption.
 
Veterans :

There are different types of veterans exemption (Real Property Tax Law, sections 458 / 458-a / 458-b) that are available for residential property of veterans who served the country. This is not automatic. The veteran must file an application with the assessor by “taxable status date”. You may provide Form DD-214, which you should receive upon separation from the service, it contains some of the information the assessor needs to determine your eligibility. Other written documentation also may help to prove eligibility, such as a copy of discharge orders, VA documentation for disability rating, etc. You should also have a copy of the deed to the house or other proof that you and/or your spouse are the owners of the property. The application form for the alternative exemption is RP-458; it must be filed with your local assessor.
 
The exemption is available to veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. armed services during:
• The Persian Gulf Conflict (on or after August 2, 1990);
• Vietnam War (February 28, 1961-May 7, 1975);
• Korean War (June 27, 1950-January 31, 1955);
• World War II (December 7, 1941-December 31, 1946);
• World War I (April 6, 1917-November 11, 1918);
• The Mexican Border Period (May 9, 1916-April 5, 1917) or
• The Spanish-American War (April 21, 1898-July 4, 1902). 
Forms :

Senior Citizen Exemption (RP467) Sliding Scale
Change of Address Form
Tax Lot Line Disclaimer
Veterans Exemption Form RP-458