Suffolk County Property Tax Grievance

Suffolk County Property Tax Grievance Information

Suffolk County Property Tax Filing Deadline – Third Tuesday in May

Property tax rates in New York, especially in Suffolk and Nassau counties, are among the highest in the nation! It is always worth it to have Realty Tax Challenge (“RTC”) professionally grieve your Suffolk County commercial property taxes. We don’t make any money unless we obtain a reduction so we will make sure you get the best reduction possible!

When you work with Realty Tax Challenge, we guide you through the complete process. After providing the initial set of basic details, you can just relax and wait for us to update you on the status of your application. We handle the full process for you –Once we have successfully obtained your Suffolk County commercial property tax reduction, we work to obtain the refund of the overpaid taxes and ensure that the property tax bills are correct.

Any entity who pays commercial property taxes in Suffolk County can grieve an assessment, including:

  • commercial property owners

  • commercial contract vendees

  • commercial tenants who are required to pay all of the property taxes pursuant to a lease or written agreement

The Process:

  1. RTC will review the assessor’s estimate of the market value of your property.

  2. After our evaluation of your commercial properties, if it appears that you are over-assessed, our office shall submit a grievance application on your behalf and begin the process of reducing your taxes. Assessors do not determine your property taxes. They only determine the market value of your property. There are two levels of review:

    1. Administrative review – the “grievance” process is conducted at the municipal level with the Board of Assessment Review.  Once the appeal is submitted, board will then request supporting financial documentation for submission. Our office will review and submit the requested documentation.

    2. Judicial review –If we are unsuccessful with our grievance application, an Article 7 petition is prepared and submitted on your behalf. The petition is a legal pleading filed with Westchester County Supreme Court. To pursue a judicial review, you must first go through administrative review process.

  3. You will be updated throughout the process, and our office will ensure that you receive your refund as soon as possible

  4. As a result of the settlement, the reduced assessment will then be held for an additional 3 years. We will continue to monitor during that time to ensure that the assessment has not been raised.

Speak With a Tax Assessment Consultant Today

Call us at 914-348-9473
We can answer any questions you have, and get you started on the tax grievance process right away!

If you miss the deadline for filing of the grievance, you cannot file for that year. However, we can help you to determine if you have any open prior tax years. If so, we can take over those tax years and negotiate them along with the current year for a tax refund. You must file by the deadline or you lose your chance to save money! NOT challenging your taxes can cost you thousands of dollars each year.­

If you have been denied previously, this has no impact on a new grievance application as values change each and every year, so you should file an appeal annually.

Your taxes can never go up as a result of the filing of a grievance. It is actually against New York State law for taxes to be raised due to a grievance filing.

Our offices handles the filing of tax grievances on behalf of all types of businesses and corporations throughout Suffolk County, including the Towns of Babylon, Brookhaven, East Hampton, Huntington, Islip, Riverhead, Shelter Island, Smithtown, South Hampton, and Southold.

Ready to get started?

If you’re ready to get started, give us a call today at 914-348-9473 or fill out this form to begin the process.

Phone: 914-348-9473
Fax: 631-393-2837
10 Hub Dr # 5
Melville, NY 11747