Prior to challenging your assessment….

The 2023 Tentative Assessment Roll is based upon the market conditions as of July 1, 2022 (Valuation Date) and the status of the property as of March 1, 2023 (Taxable Status Date). 

Please Do Your Homework Before Completing Your Application

Helpful Videos are available here.

Your assessment should be the market value of your property.

Market value is typically what your home would sell for.
You may discover that your assessment is within an acceptable range of your market value.

Review Real Estate Listings and Recent Sales

Select Properties with similar or the same:

StyleRanch (single story), Colonial (2 Story), Cape Cod, etc
SizeSquare footage of Living Area
AgeYear Built
Amenities or ImprovementsGarages, decks, basements, inground pools, fireplaces, etc.
NeighborhoodsClose proximity to your home
School DistrictBrighton, Penfield, Pittsford, Rush-Henrietta, Wheatland-Chili

 Properties which do not meet these criteria should not be chosen.

The Valuation date for the 2023 Assessment Roll is July 1, 2022.

Selected properties should be recent sales or listings from July 1, 2020 through July 1, 2022.

Market value is based on homes that have sold. Sales information is available through the Monroe County Property Portal.

Additional Support Material

  • Current Professional Appraisal
  • Current Comparative Market Analysis by a real estate professional
  • Interior and Exterior photos showing current condition of the property

To Challenge Your Assessment

Grievance Day is May 23, 2023

Complete the Grievance Application RP-524 and submit it to the Assessor's office beginning May 1st.

 Printable RP-524 Grievance Form

 Fillable PDF RP-524 Grievance Form

 Form RP-524 will also be available for pick up in the Assessor's Office at the Brighton Town Hall, 
 2300 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618 beginning on May 1, 2023, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 5 pm.

Instructions for the RP-524 are found here.

PLEASE NOTE: The Town of Brighton Assessor's Office and the Brighton Board of Assessment Review will not accept Form RP-524 electronically by fax or email for Grievance Day.

A completed Form RP-524, with all supporting documentation, signed and dated, must be filed via mail with the Assessor’s Office at Brighton Town Hall, 2300 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618 on or before 8:00 PM on Grievance Day, May 23, 2023.

Mailed Grievance Forms must be received by the Assessor's Office by May 23, 2023.

The Board of Assessment Review will hold Grievance hearings in the Brighton Town Hall auditorium on May 23, 2023 from 4 pm - 8 pm.

Hearing times will be assigned as completed applications are submitted with all supporting documentation.