ASSESSOR DEPARTMENT STAFF
Sole Appointed Assessor
(845) 677-3949, option 2, 1
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
(845) 677-3949, option 2, 2
Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
(845) 677-3949, option 2, 3
Monday-Wednesday 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Tentative Roll will be available the beginning of May at: Current Assessment Rolls in Dutchess County
The Assessor will be in attendance with such tentative roll at: Town Hall, Assessor's Office, on the following days:
Thursday, May 12, 2022 between the hours of 1 pm to 3 pm
Saturday, May 14, 2022 between the hours of 10 am to 12 pm BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Monday, May 16, 2022 between the hours of 5 pm to 7pm BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 between the hours of 10 am and 12 pm
Appointments can be scheduled by calling 845-677-3949, option 2, during regular business hours, Monday-Friday 9 am to 12 pm.
Written complaints, using Form RP-524, with respect to the assessments may be filed with the assessor any time prior to or on Grievance Day, which will be held in person at Town Hall, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, between the hours of 2 to 4pm and 6 to 8pm and shall be transmitted by the Assessor to the Board of Assessment Review on or before Grievance Day.
A publication containing procedures for contesting an assessment is available at the Assessor’s office or online at: www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/publications/orpts/grievancebooklet.pdf
The Assessor office will be closed on the first Monday of each month for the Dutchess County Assessor’s Association meeting.
The Town of Washington Assessor’s Office provides for fair and equitable tax assessment for all town property owners.
Exemptions – The Assessor processes exemption applications and renewals which must be filed by March 1st.
Exemption Information & Forms: https://www.tax.ny.gov/forms/orpts/exemption.htm
Senior citizen exemptions based on income.
Veterans exemptions based on service during wartime.
Disability exemptions based on income.
Agricultural exemptions must be filed annually
Not for Profit exemptions must be filed annually.
Register for School Tax Relief (STAR ) with the New York State Department of Taxation. www.tax.ny.gov/star or call 518-457-2036
Enhanced STAR is for senior citizens that meet age and income requirements.
Taxable Status Date: March 1st
Tentative Roll: May 1st
Grievance Day: 4th Tuesday in May
Valuation Date: July 1st
Final Roll: July 1st
The Town of Washington Assessor’s Office is responsible for maintaining the assessment roll for both the Town of Washington and the Village of Millbrook. The assessment roll establishes the base value from which property taxes are levied. New York State law requires the assessor to maintain assessments at a uniform percentage of market value each year. Paramount to the successful completion of the assessment roll is the careful maintenance of property record information. Each parcel within the Town of Washington has an individual property record file noting ownership, inventory, and a sketch of structures. It is vital that property owners periodically review the inventory attributed to their properties to ensure accuracy. It is the responsibility of the individuals to monitor their assessments especially after the tentative roll is filed.
The Assessor works in conjunction with the building department to carefully monitor new construction, property enhancements, and changes. Building permits and plans from the Village of Millbrook and the Town of Washington are submitted to the assessor and property record information is updated after site visits called “road reviews.” Enhancements made to properties in the previous year may increase the assessed value of a property.
The Assessor is available for consultations regarding individual parcels and can provide information regarding assessments. The assessor does not set tax rates and cannot provide information regarding the policies of the individual taxing bodies which include local school districts, Dutchess County, the Town of Washington, the Village of Millbrook and special districts.
If a property owner is not satisfied with their assessment they may file a grievance with the Board of Assessment Review (BAR). Grievance Day is held on the 4th Tuesday in May each year. The BAR is a body of citizens who live in the town. Their purpose is to listen to the grievances of property owners and possibly make changes to the assessments. The burden is on the property owner to prove that the filed property assessment is excessive, unequal, or unlawful. If individuals are not satisfied with the determination of the BAR, they can elect to appeal to Small Claims Assessment Review (SCAR) or initiate an Article 7 certiorari proceeding in State Supreme Court.
Parcel information and GIS mapping services are available at www.co.dutchess.ny.us (The assessor does not validate the accuracy of this information)