Assessors Office

NOTICE OF COMPLETION OF ASSESSMENT ROLL

Hearing of Complaints

Notice is hereby given that the Assessors of the Town of Brant have completed their Assessment Roll for the current year, that a copy thereof has been left with Town of Brant Assessor's Office where it may be seen and examined by any person interested therein until Tuesday, May 23, 2017 and that on such day, from 9am to 11am and 7pm to 9pm the Board of Assessment Review will meet at The Brant Town Hall 1272 Brant-North Collins Rd, Brant NY in the said Town to hear and examine all grievances and Complaints in relation to such assessments, upon the verified statement of any person conceiving himself aggrieved thereby.

Dated this 4th day of May, 2017
Joseph V. DeCarlo
Town of Brant Assessor

 

2017-2018 Final Assessment Roll

2017-2018 Tentative Asessment Roll

2016-2017 FINAL ASSESSMENT ROLL (Opens In New Window)

2016-2017 TENTATIVE ROLL (Opens In New Window)

DESCRIPTION OF RESPONSIBILITIES OF THIS OFFICE:

Assessor is local official who estimates the value of real property within the town or village boundaries. This value is converted into an assessment, which is one component in the computation of real property tax bills. The Assessor maintains the municipality assessment roll - the document containing each property assessment. The physical description and value estimate of every parcel is kept current. The property inventory is available for inspection by appointment before the filing of the tentative assessment roll May 1. The assessment roll shows assessments and appropriate exemptions. Every year the roll, with preliminary or tentative assessments, is made available for public inspection. After the Board of Assessment Review (BAR) has acted on assessment complaints and ordered any changes, the tentative assessment roll is made final July 1. Property is assessed at an estimate of market value.

The Assessor approves and keeps track of property tax exemptions -the most common being Senior Citizen, Star, Veterans, Agricultural, etc. The Assessor also reviews every transfer of real property for accuracy, including the basic information on the buyer, seller, and sale price.

 

OFFICE LOCATION, HOURS OF OPERATION, PHONE #, STAFF LISTING:

ASSESSOR:  Joseph V. DeCarlo

ASSESSOR'S CLERK: Janet Bowman

716-549-4423  EXT 5                        fax: 716-780-7409

Email: Assessor@brantny.com


Office Hours:

Mon -Tues - Fri  l0AM to 2PM

Thursday 12PM to 2 PM

Wednesday: Closed and Holidays
 

Mail all correspondence to:

Town of Brant

ATTN: Assessor's Office

1272 Brant-North Collins Rd.
P.O. Box 228
Brant, New York 14027
 

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

  • TAXABLE STATUS DATE – MARCH 1
  • TENTATIVE ROLL DATE – MAY 1
  • GRIEVANCE DAY: 4th Tuesday of May – May 23, 2017
    • Held at Brant Town Hall Court Room
      • Morning Session 9am to 11am
      • Evening Session 7pm to 9pm
  • FINAL ROLL - JULY 1
  • SMALL CLAIMS DATE - 30 DAYS AFTER CERTIFICATION OF FINAL ROLL BY ASSESSOR

 

PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE TO BRANT HOMEOWNERS:
 

Basic Star

Enhanced Star (age 65+ with proof of income)

Senior Citizen (age 65+ and household income below $32,400.00)

Disability and limited income (households with income below $32,400.00)

Military Veterans

Note: If you are a new homeowner in Brant – or think you may be eligible for one of the above property tax exemptions – please call the Assessor’s Office at 716-549-4423 Ext 5.  Each exemption has specific eligibility requirements and the deadline to apply is March 1.

BASIC STAR:
     If you had a Star exemption on your property for the 2015-2016 School year – you do not need to reapply. If you did not have a Star exemption on  
     your property for the 2015-2016 School year – you will have to register at www.tax.ny.gov/star or call 518-457-2036.

ENHANCED STAR:
     If you had an Enhanced Star Exemption on your property for the 2015-2016 School Year – and you wish to continue receiving the exemption – you
     must reapply with Form RP-425 – Rnw and submit proof of income, or participate in the income Verification Program RP-425-IVP).

If this is a new Enhanced Star Exemption – you will have to register at www.tax.ny.gov/star or call 518-457-2036


GRIEVANCE PROCESS SUMMARY:

Forms and instructions are available in the Assessor’s Office for any person owning property to file a grievance. (Click here for the form you will need RP-524).  You may complete the complaint yourself or your representative or attorney may complete it for you. The only assessment that may be review is the assessment on the current tentative assessment roll. As a general rule, a separate complaint should be filed for each separately assessed parcel. The complaint must be filed in the town in which the property is located with the Assessor’s Office, or to the Board of Assessment review. You may mail or deliver the complaint form and it must be received no later than the day the Board of Assessment review meets to hear complaints.  You may appear personally, with or without your attorney or other representative.

FOR A MORE COMPLETE LIST OF FORMS AND INSTRUCTIONS, LINK TO NYS REAL PROPERTY’S WEB SITE – 
 

PARTIAL LIST OF FORMS:

     RP-305             Agricultural Assessment Application

     RP-425-B         Application for Basic Star Exemption

     RP-425-E         Application for Enhanced Star Exemption

     RP-425-Wkst   Income for Star Purposes Worksheet

     RP-425-Rnw    Renewal Application for Enhanced Star Exemption

     RP-425-IVP     Enhanced Star Income Verification Program

     RP-458-a          Application for Veteran’s Alternate Exemption

     RP-459             Application for Partial Exemption for people who are physically disabled

     RP-459-c-Rnw  Renewal Application for people who are physically disabled

     RP-466-c           Application for Volunteer Fire Fighters/Ambulance Workers

     RP-524              Complaint on Real Property Assessment
 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Who can examine the assessment roll? 
     Anyone can examine the assessment roll at any time, however, between Taxable Status Day (March 1) and the filing of the Tentative Roll (May 1), it should be done by appointment.

When can a taxpayer talk to the assessor?
     If a taxpayer feels they are not being fairly assessed, they should meet with their assessor before the tentative roll is established (May 1st) for an informal meeting when the assessor can explain how the assessment was determined. Informal meetings with the Assessor can take place throughout the year.

If a taxpayer files for a grievance and it is denied by the Board of Assessment Review (BAR) – what recourse does the taxpayer have??
     The property owner may appeal to Small Claims Assessment Review 30 days after certification of Final Roll which is July 1.

 

 

The Town of Brant is an equal opportunity provIder, and employer. To file a complaint of discrimination, write:
USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410,
or call
(800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD)