Here is what you need to know about Ossining:
• The Grievance filing period is June 1st - third Tuesday in June. The last day to file is the third Tuesday in June.
• We only have one chance each year to appeal your property tax assessment.
Here is what you need to know about us:
• Our team has lived and worked in Westchester for 24 years and understands the Ossining real estate market completely.
• We are a team of property tax specialists and analysts that focus on residential properties exclusively in Westchester County, NY.
Real estate taxes are based on assessment which are often incorrect or outdated. You might be entitled to an equitable property tax reduction.
Frequently asked questions
How do I know if I am paying too much property taxes in Ossining?
Homes are taxed based on the Town of Ossining's assessment. The Town of Ossining Assessor sometimes overestimates the assessed value of your home. If the Ossining 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 Ossining make errors in determining the assessed value of homes in Ossining?
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 Ossining?
In order to reduce your property taxes in Ossining, one must challenge the assessment by filing a property tax assessment grievance with the Ossining Board of Assessment Review. You only have one chance each year to challenge your property tax assessment in Ossining.
Can my Ossining property taxes go up by going through this process?
No, your assessment cannot be increased by filing a property tax assessment grievance in Ossining. 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 Ossining 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 Ossining?
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.