Assessor

Volunteer Needed

Peekskill Board of Assessment Review Vacancy

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Volunteer your time and help make Peekskill a great place by joining the Peekskill Board of Assessment Review. The Board of Assessment Review, or BAR, has the duty of hearing assessment complaints on Grievance Day, the third Tuesday in June.  One or two subsequent evening meetings will be required. 

All applicants must be City of Peekskill residents.  If you are interested in serving on this Board, please send a letter of interest and resume to City Clerk Cassandra Redd at 840 Main Street, Peekskill, NY 10566 or via email to credd@cityofpeekskill.com.  If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the Assessor, Robert Morin, at (914) 734-4191 or Rmorin@cityofpeekskill.com

Please note: that this office does not collect taxes. Please contact the Finance Department at 914-734-4109 for tax and tax billing information, including when taxes are due. The Finance Department is open during regular business hours.

Overview

The Assessor is the official who estimates the value of the real property, which is converted into an assessment (one component in the calculation of real property taxes).

It is the responsibility of the Assessor to maintain a fair and equitable assessment roll, the document which lists all properties and their assessments within an assessing district. It also lists a property's exemption(s), if any.

The assessment office processes exemption applications, including Enhanced STAR Renewals, Senior Citizens, Veterans, Persons with Disabilities, Non-Profits, Clergy, etc. For more information, please see the exemptions tab.

Please note that all new STAR Applications need to be filed directly with the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance. See the "STAR Registration Info." link in the navigation column.

For more information about the job of the Assessor, please visit the NY State Department of Taxation and Finance's 11-minute YouTube video entitled, "The Job of an Assessor." Their 4-minute video, "About Property Taxes and Assessments," provides a good overview of property taxes and assessments. (links are listed in the navigation column.)

Key assessment dates are the same every year, as follows:

  • The Taxable Status Date (and exemption application deadline) is May 1st
  • The Valuation Date is May 1st (of the current year)
  • The tentative assessment roll is published on June 1st
  • Grievance Day is the 3rd Tuesday in June
  • The final assessment roll is published on August 15th

The current assessment roll is available for public review and can be found on the City's website, as well as in the Assessor's office. Links to copies of historic assessment rolls (2013 to date) can be found in the Assessment Rolls tab on these Assessor webpages.