Description & Duties
The members of the Assessment Review Board are each appointed by the Town Board to a five year term, with one member’s term expiring annually. This Board, consisting of community members with real estate, assessing and legal backgrounds, is given specific and extensive training for the service they provide to Orchard Park. This Board is the hearing body for members of the public who file grievances regarding the assessment value placed on their property by the Town Assessor. After hearing the grievance the Assessment Review Board has the authority to accept or deny the grievance. When accepting an assessment grievance, the Board may set the assessment on the property. The Assessment Board meets annually, prior to the filing of the final tax roll each year. This Board is authorized and regulated pursuant to New York State Real Property Laws.