Westchester County Property Tax Grievance

Westchester County Property Tax Grievance Process & Deadlines

 Grievance Deadline: Third Tuesday in June

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 – from filing the initial application, submission of all supporting documents to the Town’s Board of Assessment Review (“BOAR”). Once we have successfully obtained your Westchester 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 Westchester 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

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!

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. In order to pursue a judicial review, you must first go through administrative review process.

  3. During this process our office will continue to monitor and expedite receipt of refunds.

  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.

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.

We handle the filing of tax grievances on behalf of businesses and corporations throughout Westchester County, including Yonkers, New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, White Plains, Peekskill, Rye, Bedford, Cortlandt, Buchanan, Croton-on-Hudson, Eastchester, Bronxville, Tuckahoe, Greenburgh, Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Elmsford, Hastings-on-Hudson, Irvington, Tarrytown, Harrison, Lewisboro, Mamaroneck, Larchmont, Mount Kisco, Mount Pleasant, Briarcliff Manor, Pleasantville, Sleepy Hollow, New Castle, North Castle, North Salem, Ossining, Briarcliff Manor, Pelham, Pelham Manor, Pound Ridge, Rye, Mamaroneck, Port Chester, Rye Brook, Scarsdale, Somers, Yorktown.

In Westchester County, once you have received your assessment, if you would like to grieve your taxes, for most towns and cities the deadline to appeal is the third Tuesday in June, and for most Westchester villages, the grievance deadline is third Tuesday in February. Below are the specific deadlines for each Westchester city, town and village.*

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!

* All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified with your local assessor to check the deadline for filing a grievance.

  • Ardsley, Village of: 3rd Tuesday in February

  • Bedford: 3rd Tuesday in June

  • Bronxville, Village of: 3rd Tuesday in February

  • Buchanan, Village of: 3rd Tuesday in February

  • Cortlandt: 3rd Tuesday in June

  • Croton- on- Hudson, Village of: 3rd Tuesday in February

  • Dobbs Ferry, Village of: 3rd Tuesday in February

  • Eastchester: 3rd Tuesday in June

  • Elmsford, Village of: 3rd Tuesday in February

  • Greenburgh: 3rd Tuesday in June

  • Harrison: 3rd Tuesday in June

  • Hastings-on-Hudson, Village of: 3rd Tuesday in February

  • Irvington, Village of: 3rd Tuesday in February

  • Lewisboro: 3rd Tuesday in June

  • Larchmont, Village of: 3rd Tuesday in February

  • Mamaroneck: 3rd Tuesday in June

  • Mamaroneck, Village of: 3rd Tuesday in February

  • Mount Kisco: 3rd Tuesday- in June

  • Mount Kisco, Village of: 3rd Tuesday in February

  • Mount Pleasant: 3rd Tuesday in June

  • Mount Vernon: 3rd Tuesday in June

  • New Castle: 3rd Tuesday in June

  • New Rochelle: 3rd Tuesday in June

  • North Castle: 3rd Tuesday in June

  • North Salem: 3rd Tuesday in June

  • Ossining: 3rd Tuesday in June

  • Peekskill: 3rd Tuesday in June

  • Pelham: 3rd Tuesday in June

  • Pleasantville, Village of: 3rd Tuesday in February

  • Pound Ridge: 3rd Tuesday in June

  • Rye: 3rd Tuesday in June

  • Scarsdale: 3rd Tuesday in June

  • Sleepy Hollow, Village of: 3rd Tuesday in February

  • Somers: 3rd Tuesday in June

  • Tarrytown, Village of: 3rd Tuesday in February

  • Tuckahoe, Village of: 3rd Tuesday in February

  • White Plains: January 21st

  • Yonkers: November 15th

  • Yorktown: 3rd Tuesday in June

Useful Links for Westchester County Tax Grievances

Grievance procedures – Department of Taxation and Finance

Westchester County Government Website

Ardsley

Town of Bedford – Westchester County, New York

Bronxville NY

Village of Buchanan

Town of Cortlandt, NY

Village of Croton-on-Hudson, NY

Village of Dobbs Ferry NY

Eastchester, NY

Elmsford NY

Town of Greenburgh

Harrison NY

Village of Hastings-on-Hudson NY

Irvington, NY

Town of Lewisboro, New York

Village of Larchmont

Mamaroneck

Village of Mount Kisco, NY

Town of Mount Pleasant NY

City of Mount Vernon NY

Town of New Castle – Hamlets of Chappaqua & Millwood of Westchester

New Rochelle, NY

Town of North Castle, NY

The Town of North Salem, NY

Town of Ossining, New York

Peekskill NY

Town of Pelham, NY, Westchester County

Pleasantville NY

Town of Pound Ridge New York

Rye, NY

Scarsdale, NY

Sleepy Hollow NY

Somers, NY

Tarrytown NY

Village of Tuckahoe

White Plains, NY

City of Yonkers, NY

Town of Yorktown NY

Contesting Your Assessment in New York State

NY State Board of Real Property Tax Services

NYS Department of Finance

New York State Website

NYS Corporations Database

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!

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