Informal Assessment Reviews
Commercial change notices will be mailed at the end of June 2017 as part of the 2018 Town-wide Assessment Revaluation Project. The notices for all other class types, including residential parcels, are scheduled to be mailed in late 2017. All notices will detail the procedure for scheduling an informal hearing.
The values detailed in the notices are not final; they are preliminary. The hearing process is your opportunity to share information you believe is relevant to the valuation of your property. The Assessor's Office staff will review all data submitted during the hearings as a part of this assessment equity project.
An informal hearing is not a forum to discuss taxes, it is strictly meant to answer questions on the property valuations. Property owners are asked to come prepared. Please bring any questions, any inventory changes or market data from other comparable properties in their neighborhood. A Hearing Officer will determine if an on-site review of the property is necessary. All changes to value that occur due to a hearing will be reflected in the change notice that is sent after hearings are complete.
Additional information is available by contacting the Assessor's Office by phone 585-784-5215 or by email.
Formal Assessment Reviews
The Tentative Assessment Roll is filed each May 1, and this marks the beginning of the formal review process.
The formal reviews are conducted annually on Grievance day—the 4th Tuesday of each May.
A New York State Office of Real Property Services Complaint Form RP-524 is required.
Form RP-524 will also be available at the Assessor’s office on May 1.
A completed Form RP-524, signed and dated, must be filed at the Assessor’s Office at Brighton Town Hall, 2300 Elmwood Avenue, on or before 8:00 PM on Grievance Day—the fourth Tuesday in May.
**GRIEVANCE APPLICATIONS CAN NOT BE FILED ELECTRONICALLY**
Additional information on how to file a grievance is available online from the
Department of Taxation and Finance.
Please call the Assessor’s Office at (585) 784-5215 if you have any questions.