Prior to challenging your assessment….
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|
|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 AssessmentComplete 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 will be during the first 2 weeks in May.
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.