Monday Is Deadline To Challenge Property Tax Assessment

March 16, 2012 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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BROOKLYN — Brooklyn City Councilman David Greenfield is urging homeowners who believe their property assessment and resulting property tax bill is incorrect to file a challenge with the city’s tax commission. The deadline to challenge is Monday, March 19, for most residential properties.

Homeowners who believe their assessment is incorrect can request corrective action under four claims categories: excessive assessment, misclassification of property type, unequal assessment or unlawful assessment.

“Property taxes have become a major issue for many homeowners and families, so it is important to make sure your home was correctly assessed,” said Greenfield in a published statement. “I urge all owners of residential properties who believe their assessment is incorrect to take advantage of this opportunity to challenge the city’s valuation. This can result in significant savings at a time when every dollar matters.”

The March 19th deadline applies to most residential properties of three units or less and most condominiums in buildings of three or fewer floors.  The Tax Commission must receive all challenges by 5 p.m. on Monday, March 19.  

For details on other available exemptions or the process to challenge assessments, call Greenfield’s district office at (718) 853-2704 or visit

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