Frequently asked questions
How do I know if I am paying too much property taxes in New Rochelle?
Homes are taxed based on the City of New Rochelle's assessment. The City of New Rochelle Assessor sometimes overestimates the assessed value of your home. If the New Rochelle Assessor overestimated the assessed value, it means your home is over assessed and you are paying more than your fair share of property taxes.
Does the Assessor’s Office in New Rochelle make errors in determining the assessed value of homes in New Rochelle?
Yes, mistakes sometimes happen. Categories of mistakes include incorrectly recording the square footage, lot size, and number of rooms, to name a few. These discrepancies might drive a higher assessed value of your home.
How can I reduce my property taxes in New Rochelle?
In order to reduce your property taxes in New Rochelle, one must challenge the assessment by filing a property tax assessment grievance with the New Rochelle Board of Assessment Review. You only have one chance each year to challenge your property tax assessment in New Rochelle.
Can my New Rochelle property taxes go up by going through this process?
No, your assessment cannot be increased by filing a property tax assessment grievance in New Rochelle. New York State Law mandates that all properties be assessed fairly. If you are over-assessed, you have the legal right to challenge your assessment. You have nothing to lose.
What is your fee for New Rochelle residents?
There’s no fee unless we can reduce your assessment. We work on contingency basis. Our fee is 50% of the first year’s tax savings. All future savings are yours to enjoy.
Do I need an appraisal to appeal my property taxes in New Rochelle?
There is no requirement as to the type of evidence needed.
My neighbor and I have almost the same home so why are their property taxes lower than ours?
Your neighbor’s property may be under-assessed, or your neighbor may have exemptions that you do not have.