Staten Island Homeowners Can Appeal their Property Assesments Until March 2010

If you are one of the unhappy Staten Island homeowners who received a property assessment amount that seems like it is wrong you have the opportunity to appeal with the Tax Commission.

Property assessment amounts were already mailed out and include the approximate property value of your home.  Taken into consideration when evaluating the property value amounts is the building size, lot size, tax class, contruction year and market value.

If you own a Staten Island home that is a one, two or three family home you have until March 15, 2010 to file an appeal.  If you own a co-op or condominium you have until March 1, 2010 to file your appeal for your property assessment.

Property owners who feel the market value listed for their home on the property assessment should fill out and file a Finance Request for Review which can be found on’s website under the forms section for valuation/assessment.

If you would like to file an appeal the New York officials want the residents to know that they do not need to appear in court to appeal the decision but if you would like to you can.

Steven T. Decker is an experienced real estate lawyer, author and speaker. With over 20 years of experience, Steven represents individuals and investors in the purchase of residential and commercial real property. Steven is the author of "The Five Myths that can Ruin the Purchase of Your Home" and he is the publisher of the "New York Real Estate Law Blog". If you are buying or selling a home or commercial property in Staten Island, New York City or New Jersey contact Steven T. Decker, Esq. to discuss the services that he offers and how his legal representation will assist you.

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