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Why Did My Assessment Change? New York State Real Property Tax Law specifies that property values for example the 2019 Assessment Roll be based on real estate market conditions as of July 1, 2018. Any increase in your assessment is generally due to physical changes in your property or changes in market conditions from July 1, 2017 to July 1, 2018.
What are the specific reasons for an assessment change?
What effect does an increase in assessment have on my taxes?
What are some examples of typical assessment changes in Southampton?
Why then do I have an assessment increase?
What can I do if I want more information about the Assessment Process in Southampton and in New York?
What can I do if I want to appeal my new assessment?
TO FILE BY DIGITAL E-FILING:
TO FILE BY MAIL:
TO FILE IN PERSON:
To avoid waiting in line on Grievance Day, we encourage you to file an e-grievance or mail in your appeal. Your appeal will receive equal scrutiny whether you file by mail, digital e-grievance or in person. All grievances will be reviewed by the Board of Assessment Review. Decisions will be mailed or digitally transmitted by July 1, 2019.
Mail-in or drop-off applications at: Town of Southampton Department of Assessment 116 Hampton Road Southampton, NY 11968 Ph: 631-283-6020Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday
Taxpayers who use their Southampton Town property as their primary residence may be allowed to exempt a portion of their home’s value from taxation. Eligibility requirements, applications, and instructions for each type of exemption can be found online at Assessor Applications and Instructions.
All grievances will be reviewed by the Board of Assessment Review. Determination Notices will be mailed or digitally transmitted July 1. If you do not receive your Determination Notice by July 15, please contact our office. Failure to receive proper notice does not relieve your current assessment.
Assessor’s Office at 631-283-6020 .
Each year, property owners can file a grievance to lower the assessed value of their home if they have additional information that could lead to a more accurate assessment.
Grievance Day is held on the third Tuesday in May. During the week prior, residents may go to the Assessor’s Office in Town Hall, or to the town’s website for assistance with completing the grievance application and/or to help understand how particular assessments were determined.
Appointments with the Assessor’s Office can be made by calling 631-283-6020.Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Grievance applications are available and can be submitted online through the Assessor’s Office. Your appeal will receive the same scrutiny whether you file digitally, mail, or file your grievance in-person.
In person: Town Hall - Drop off application at Town Hall from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.116 Hampton Road, Southampton NY 11968
In person: 3rd Tuesday in MAY St. Rosalie’s 31 East Montauk Hwy., Hampton Bays, NY 11946Hours: 9:00am to 12:00pm, 2:00pm to 4:00pm, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Online: 24 hour, May 1 - May 17, 2022http://www.southamptontownny.gov/Online-GrievanceThe electronic grievance portal will close promptly at 4:00pm on 3rd Tuesday in MAY
Mail:Southampton TownAttn: Assessor’s Office116 Hampton Road, Southampton NY 11968
Facsimiles will not not accepted.
Please note: You do not have to appear in person to file your Grievance Complaint, as all grievances received will be reviewed in detail by the Board of Assessment Review.
Helpful supporting documentation for residential grievances includes:
Helpful supporting documentation for commercial grievances include:
You will also want to visit the Assessor’s office to view your Property Record Card to confirm the current data (the specific property details) is correct for your property.
Assessor’s Office 116 Hampton Road Southampton, NY 11968 Phone: 631-283-6020 Fax: 631-287-4509
Property information (e.g. owner, tax map number, zoning, and taxes due) may be viewed through the Town of Southampton Property Tax Payment Portal.
After May 1, property owners are strongly encouraged to review the Tentative Assessment Roll online to obtain the latest updated assessment information. This assessment will reflect the town’s estimated value of your home as of July of the previous year.
Assessor’s Office 116 Hampton Road Southampton NY 11968 Phone: 631-283-6020 Fax: 631-287-4509
New York State Real Property Tax Law specifies that property values for the annual Assessment Roll be based on real estate market conditions as of July 1 of the prior year.
Among the potential reasons for a change is assessed values are:
To make these decisions, the Assessor’s Office will make on-site field visits, view building and site plans, analyze recent sales data, and use Graphical Information System (GIS) tools such as aerial photography.
The work of the Southampton Assessor’s Office is reviewed and audited by the Office of Real Property Services (ORPS). You can view an online video regarding the assessment process.