Tell the County Executive to sign the "Assessment Bill of Rights" to bring fairness and transparency to her error riddled assessment process!

Dear County Executive Curran,

Please support the Legislative Majority’s “Assessment Bill of Rights” to bring fairness and transparency to the County's assessment process.

The Majority just passed "Assessment Bill of Rights" through the full legislature, without any support from the Minority Caucus. The bills' next stop? Your desk for you to sign or veto.

Residents deserve a fair and transparent assessment process, not the error-riddled, confusing process we have now. You have hinted that you will veto the Majority’s package of bills.

I should be spending my Fall days outside or helping my children with homework, or even rooting for the Jets (as tough as that may be) - NOT worrying about my home's assessment.

Residents deserve Better. Support this common sense legislation!

Assessment Bill of Rights will:

  1. Mandate that the Assessment Review Commission send offer notices by mail to homeowners who grieved their taxes, stating whether they have won a reduction and how much; Local Law 226-19 - approved 8/5/19

  2. Require the Department of Assessment to disclose the formula/algorithm used to calculate your property’s assessed value. Local Law 221-19 - approved 8/5/19

  3. Legislation forcing the Administration to send out new tax impact notices so you will know exactly what you will pay with your new assessed value and the proposed five-year phase in.

  4. Restrictions on unnecessarily intrusive property inspections by the Department of Assessment. This comes in reaction to many property owners being wary of challenging their assessment for fear of breaches in their privacy. This law restricts the Department of Assessment from entering homes without the permission of the homeowner, and limits the scope of what inspectors may look at when an assessment is challenged. They are restricted to the items that are being challenged.

  5. A limit on the ability of the County Executive to change the level of assessment in order to avoid the New York State law limiting increases in assessed value. This would apply to any assessment roll issued on or after January 1, 2020.

  6. Legislation requiring the County Assessor to hold multiple hearings throughout the County, in specific, one in each town and city, to answer questions from residents. These public hearings shall be held within one month of the completion of the assessment roll. At these hearings, any resident present may ask questions of the County Assessor, or make comments. Further, the meetings must be advertised on both the County website, and in the official newspaper at least five days before the hearing. Previously, the County Assessor has attended zero community meetings with residents, and has avoided answering questions. The County Legislators have held multiple meetings in their districts to make up for this.

  7. A law requiring the Nassau County Assessor resides in Nassau County. This legislation is a reaction to the current Assessor, David Moog, who does not live within the County, and does not feel the effects of his decisions. This law shall take effect on July 1, 2020 or upon the vacancy of the office by the current Assessor.

  8. requiring the Department of Assessment dedicate a phone line for people to call in with questions or concerns, and that the phone line must have a live person answering the phone between the hours of 9 AM and 4:45 PM on days the County is open. Further, the Department must prepare a procedure for documenting the residents who call in.

By signing below, we demand that you support the Majority’s “Assessment Bill of Rights” to bring fairness and transparency to the County's assessment process.

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