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Assessor Contact Info

Lisa Evangelista

Acting Assessor 

phone icon (845) 677-3949 ext 108
fax icon (845) 677-2085
email icon Email

Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm 

Afternoons by appointment
due to road reviews.

 

 

    

Judy Malstrom

Assessor's Clerk 

phone icon (845) 677-3949 ext 109
fax icon (845) 677-2085

Monday - Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm 

    

Nancy Patrick

Data Collector

845-677-3419 ext 113

Monday - Friday

home icon 10 Reservoir Dr.

Millbrook, NY  12545

Grievance Day Information for 2020

Tentative Tax Rolls & Assessor Grievance Day 2020

INFORMATION ON FILING OF THE TENTATIVE ROLL AND GRIEVANCE DAY

NOTICE OF COMPLETION OF TENTATIVE ASSESSMENT ROLL

Pursuant to §506 & §526 of the Real Property Tax Law:

NOTICE is hereby given that the Assessor of the Town of Washington, County of Dutchess, has completed her tentative assessment roll for the current year, a copy of which is filed with the Town Clerk. The roll may be viewed online when they become available at:

https://www.dutchessny.gov/Departments/Real-Property-Tax/assessment-rolls.htm

Notice is hereby given that the Assessor will be in attendance with the Tentative Assessment Roll for the Town of Washington on the following days and times:

  • Wed. May 6, 2020from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM – By Phone Only
  • Sat. May 9, 2020from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM – By Phone Only
  • Wed. May 13, 2020from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM – By Phone Only
  • Sat. May 16, 2020from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM – By Phone Only

(Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the Assessor is available for appointment by phone only. Please call the office at 845-677-3949, to schedule an appointment.)

Pursuant to §508 & §525 of the Real Property Tax Law:

GRIEVANCE DAY – Fourth Tuesday in May:

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Assessment Review for the Town of Washington, Dutchess County, will meet to hear and examine all properly filed complaints in relation to assessments of Real Property on May 26th 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM BY APPOINTMENT. Due to Covid-19, such meeting may occur remotely by conference call or similar service. Contact the Town Assessor’s Office prior to May 26th for details and to schedule an appointment. ALL COMPLAINT FORMS MUST BE FILED BY 9 PM ON MAY 26th 2020. (Property owners wishing to appear before the Board of Assessment Review must have their grievance application, RP-524, and supporting documentation received by the Town Assessor by May 26th by mailing to: Board of Assessment Review, C/O Town of Washington Assessor; PO Box 667, 10 Reservoir Dr, NY 12545, OR by scanning & emailing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (Emailed applications are preferred and will receive a return email as proof of receipt.)

A publication containing procedures for contesting an assessment is available at the Assessor’s office or online at:

            https://www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/publications/orpts/grievancebooklet.pdf

Dated this 1st day of May, 2020

Lisa Evangelista

Assessor, Town of Washington

ASSESSOR OFFICE HOURS

The Assessor's Clerk is in the office Monday – Thursday from 9:00 am until 12:00 noon.

The Assessor is in the office Monday - Friday from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon and will be in the field in the afternoon.

The 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.

Dutchess County Tax Rolls Website

Exemptions – The Assessor processes exemption applications and renewals which must be filed by March 1st.  

Exemption Information & Formshttps://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.          

IMPORTANT DATES

  • 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 properties assessed value.

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.

Assessment Grievances

Please use the   pdf Complaint on Real Property Assessment  form or see the pdf Real Property Assessment - Instructions for Filing Complaints .

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)