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Formal Board of Assessment Review

By now property owners who filed an Informal Review should have received their determination letter. If you are still not satisfied with the value or did not file an Informal Review and want to have the assessment reviewed, there is an another opportunity to file if you do not believe you can sell your house for the current assessed value. The Board Assessment Review will meet on Grievance Day, Tuesday, May 28th from 9am-5pm and 6pm-8pm. There will be additional appointments available on Thursday, May 30th, Monday June 3rd, and Wednesday June 5th. If you would like to schedule an appointment, you can do so by calling the Assessor’s Office at 631-7038. You are not required to do an in-person hearing, and can have your assessment reviewed by mailing in or dropping off paperwork to our office. You must file a RP-524 and have all supporting documentation submitted to the Assessor’s Office by May 28th at 8pm. All hearings will be held at the Northwest Amherst Community Center, located at 220 Northpointe Pkwy, Amherst, NY 14228.

Informal Assessment Reviews

The Informal Review process has concluded. For those who filed a review, notices will be mailed out after May 1st.

Assessment Challenge and Review Instructions

The assessment roll is available on the Internet in order to:

  • verify property information
  • review inventory data on an individual property
  • review current sales information
  • analyze sales information about similar properties

When comparing property sales, it is important to remember that location, style, age and square footage are important. For example, if you purchased your home for $200,000 on a particular street or neighborhood, do not look for comparable homes that sell for $150,000 in other neighborhoods.

Also, do not compare a five-year old home with a fifty-year old home.

Nominal differences in square footage don 't always mean a difference in overall property assessment.

Interior and exterior condition of your property can be important factors when determining market value.

Make additional copies of all information that you provide with the application. The information contained with the application becomes property of the Board of Assessment Review and will not be returned.

Applications & Worksheets:

Use our Comprehensive Property Information (CPI) portal to help find comparable sales

All of these should be used to assist you in showing the town why the value the Town has on the property does not represent its Market Value.

Always keep in mind, the Assessors does not set taxes or determine the Town/Schools/Village or County Tax Levy - our objective is to place the correct Market value/Assessed value so you only pay your fair share of the Tax Levy. Your discussion should be solely focused on your Market Value, not taxes paid.

Decisions will be sent by early May. If you still disagree, you can file a grievance with the Board of Assessment review, which will take place May 28rd, 2024. Call the Assessor's office after May 1st for more information.

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About Amherst

The Town of Amherst was established in 1818 and celebrated its 200th Anniversary in 2018. The town has a geographical area of 53.6 square miles and a population of greater than 122,000.

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