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05/31/2022 Assessment Community Weekly

NYS Legislature acting on property tax bills

With the end of the NYS legislative session slated for this week, the Senate and Assembly are passing a flurry of property tax-related bills. At last count, there were 11 awaiting delivery to the Governor, but we expect many more before the week is out. 

See Current status of property tax-related legislation for the latest on bills that have passed both houses. 

Note: You can no longer find the link above on the left-hand menu of the assessor landing page. We’re in the process of launching a new landing page for you, along with a new legal topics page. Stay tuned. In the meantime, you may want to bookmark that link. 

Coming Soon: Tentative Roll Corrections Report (Report #4) 

In the upcoming days, we expect to publish Report #4 for those munis that provided their tentative roll files to ORPTS on a timely basis (by May 10). We’ll let you know when it’s available. To get ready, you may want to review the instructions

County Directors: Please send your second delinquency file to us by June 10

The second delinquency file should include those Basic STAR recipients who continue to have an outstanding delinquency of more than one year. Send the file to 

By submitting the file by June 10, you will enable ORPTS to publish the STAR Delinquency Report (Report #5).

For details, see STAR and property tax delinquency.

For the full list of STAR reports, see the 2022 STAR Reports Summary.

Update: More than 600 rates made  

We've made more than 600 equalization rates for 2022. Please keep the following in mind:

  • Watch your email: We’ll email your rate to you (and the county director) as soon as it’s made. (We’ll also post it online the following day.)
  • If ORPTS accepts the LOA as the equalization rate: The rate will immediately become final. ORPTS will not issue a tentative rate, and—by law—you do not have the authority to file a rate complaint.
  • If ORPTS doesn’t accept the LOA as the rate: ORPTS will establish a tentative rate and notify the assessing unit of the date on which any complaints will be heard. In addition, the assessor is required by law to provide a separate notice to the local governing body of any affected: 
    • town,
    • city,
    • village,
    • county, and
    • school district

The assessor’s notice must specify the difference in the indicated total full value estimates of the locally stated level of assessment and the tentative equalization rate for the taxable property within each affected jurisdiction listed above.

The assessor must provide this notice within ten days of the receipt of the tentative equalization rate, or within ten days of the filing of the tentative assessment roll, whichever is later.

  • If you publish your tentative roll on or about June 1: Please send us your roll and post it online as soon as possible.