Super Storm Sandy Answers to Questions Regarding Property Assessments

Q: My property was damaged by Super Storm Sandy on October 29, 2012, may I get a reduction in my assessment for my 2012 taxes because of the damage.

A: No, the assessing date for 2012 taxes was October 1, 2011 and your assessment and taxes are effective as of January 1, 2012.

Q: I spoke to an official about the damage to my property as a result of Super Storm Sandy and they told me my property would be reassessed. Why then do I need to fill out the forms provided in this mailing?

A: You must file a written notice to your municipalities tax assessor with the damages to your property or your property may be missed or overlooked.  You can lose the right to appeal for Sandy related damages if you do not file a written notice.

More questions and answers can be found on our website.

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