Prior to challenging your assessment….

Please note that we cannot accept electronic copies of the RP-524 Grievance application.

The RP-524 with original signatures must be dropped off at the Assessor's office or received by mail no later than Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 8 pm.


Please Do Your Homework Before Completing Your Application


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:
Style Ranch (single story), Colonial (2 Story), Cape Cod, etc
Size Square footage of Living Area
Age Year Built
Amenities or Improvements Garages, decks, basements, inground pools, fireplaces, etc.
Neighborhoods Close proximity to your home
School District Brighton, Penfield, Pittsford, Rush-Henrietta, Wheatland-Chili

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


Selected properties should be recent sales or listings. (Generally less than 3 years old.)
Market value is based on homes that have sold. Sales information is available through the Monroe County Website and in the Assessor's Office at Town Hall, 2300 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618

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

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

The opportunity to meet with the Assessor to agree to a stipulation has ended on May 14, 2018

The Board of Assessment Review meets the 4th Tuesday in May.

The Final Day to file a Formal challenge in the Town of Brighton is the fourth Tuesday of May each year.