BOARD OF ASSESSMENT REVIEW
William Vargulick | Town Assessor
Phone: (315) 629-3420
Fax: (315) 629-4393
Monday to Friday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Board of Assessment Review (BAR) is a 3-member Board appointed by the Town Board dedicated to upholding the Town's fair assessment practices. Its mission is to review appeals made by residential, commercial, and agricultural property owners, who believe their assessment to be incorrect or inequitable.
The members of the BAR serve five-year terms, during which they review a variety of assessment issues such as data accuracy, exemptions, ownership transfers, and more. This board also reviews requests for adjustments to a property's value, taking into account multiple factors such as economic and social conditions of the town.
Every year, the Board meets on the first Thursday after the fourth Tuesday of May to review grievances regarding the fair market assessment of each property, as determined by the Town Assessor. During this meeting, there are two grievance sessions held, one from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and another from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM The Board evaluates each request on its own merit and communicates its decision to each person who has filed a grievance.