Assessment challenges or residential reviews can be discussed with the Assessor throughout the month of May. If after an informal meeting, an agreement cannot be reached with the Assessor, you may file a formal review with the Board of Assessment Review.
Generally the Town of Durham "Grievance Day" to meet with the Board of Assessment Review is the 1st Thursday after the 4th Tuesday in May. The form for challenging your assessment can be obtained at any Assessor's office, the Greene County Real Property Tax Services Office or online at www.orps.state.ny.us. You may also contact or visit the Town of Durham Assessor's Office for the booklet "A Taxpayer's Guide: How to File for a Review of Your Assessment" and for assistance in completing the form and putting together your challenge. Once Grievance Day has passed for a particular year, there are no other legal opportunities for changing an assessment and it become final for that year.