If Your Home Was Seriously Damaged by Sandy, Contact the NC Dept. of Assessment Now
Nassau County residents whose homes sustained serious damage from Sandy should request the County reduce their assessment by the end of this month in order to get their property taxes reduced next year.
Both State and county law require the Department of Assessment to correct values if buildings are fully or partially destroyed before the tax roll becomes final.
In Nassau, the tentative tax roll issued this past Jan. 2 becomes final on April 1, 2013. Its values will be used to calculate school tax bills that go out in October 2013 and general tax bills that are mailed in January 2014.
If your home sustained serious damage, you are urged to mail requests for re-evaluations to the Nassau County Department of Assessment (240 Old Country Rd., Mineola, NY 11501), or call the assessor at 516-571-1500.
The Department of Assessment can make corrections to the roll until the tax bills go out. The Assessor has noted a portion of the tentative assessment disclosure notice that will be mailed to all property owners in January will be devoted to superstorm Sandy and the property inspection process.