Is there anything special that I should know about the grievance application?
It is important to understand the difference between the full market value and the assessed value of your property. The City of Schenectady does not have homestead vs. non-homestead tax rates. You may not grieve the loss of an exemption unless you had applied by taxable status day (March 1) and were denied the exemption.

If you had an extenuating medical situation that prevented you from applying by the March 1 deadline (for Enhanced STAR exemption only), please ask a member of the Bureau of Assessment about your situation. Please make sure to read the directions thoroughly before preparing your application. The instructions for the grievance application can be found on the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance website.(ORPTS) website.

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1. Who can file a grievance?
2. Can someone file a grievance application on my behalf and represent me at Grievance Day?
3. How do I fill out my grievance application; can someone from the Assessment Bureau help me or fill out the application for me?
4. Is there anything special that I should know about the grievance application?
5. What happens after I file my grievance application; should I make an appointment with the Assessor to discuss my assessed value?
6. What happens on Grievance Day?
7. Do I have to attend Grievance Day on Tuesday, May 24th; will it not impact my case or will it hurt my case if I do not attend?
8. What happens when Grievance Day is over?