53690 State Highway 30, Main Street
PO Box 189
Roxbury, NY 12474
Assessor: Robert Breglio (Sole Assessor)
Phone: (607) 326-4362
Fax: (607) 326-4062
Monday – Friday, 8am–4pm
The assessor is responsible for assessing the value of real property and maintaining property records, assessments, tax billing addresses, real property tax exemptions and tax maps for the Town of Roxbury.
What to Do When You Disagree with Your Assessment
When a property owner disagrees with their assessment, remedies are available, starting with an informal meeting with the assessor (no appointment is necessary). For those who cannot attend in person, an informal meeting may be held by phone.
At an informal meeting, the assessor explains the basis upon which the assessment is made. The owner may submit evidence of valuation of their property at this meeting, but it’s not required. An owner may simply attend, review the information provided by the assessor and leave to decide if further assessment review is warranted on their part.
When a complainant presents testimony and proof to support a complaint, the assessor is called upon to present his side and to explain the assessment of the property in question or recommend a change in the assessment if it is felt that a change is warranted.
A grievance with respect to an assessment may be filed with the assessor at any time prior to the hearing of the Board of Assessment Review (BAR) or with the BAR on grievance day, but may not be filed with the BAR at any adjourned hearing it may conduct.
If all grievances cannot be heard on grievance day an adjourned hearing will be scheduled.
- When a grievance is filed within three business days preceding grievance day the BAR must grant an assessor’s request for an adjournment to permit the assessor adequate time to prepare a response to a complaint (RPTL 524).
Therefore, any grievance received less than three business days prior to grievance day will be automatically scheduled for an adjourned hearing.
- Any evidence or proof in support of a complaint not submitted with the grievance application may not be later filed with the BAR at an adjourned hearing.
- New grievance applications will not be accepted at an adjourned hearing.
Publications Relating to Assessment and the Property Tax Cycle
You may use the links below to access The NY State Dept. of Taxation and Finance publications on matters relating to assessment and the property tax cycle.
The Job of the Assessor
How the Property Tax Works
The Real Property Tax Cycle
Property Tax Myths and Misunderstandings
Overview of the Assessment Roll
How to Estimate the Market Value of Your Home