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.

Informal Reviews require an interior inspection of the property and may be requested during the months of September, October and November each year by filling out this Informal Review Request form and mailing it to the Assessor's office.

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 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.