What happens after I file my grievance application; should I make an appointment with the Assessor to discuss my assessed value?

A grievance application is filed with the Assessment Bureau and it is a grievance against the work done by staff members in the Bureau. The Assessor will not be able make any changes to the tentative roll once it is printed.


In order to make sure the process is fair and equitable, taxpayers will have the opportunity to speak with the Board of Assessment Review on May 24th, 2022, which is also called Grievance Day. The Board of Assessment Review is a panel of public officers independently appointed by the Mayor and the Schenectady City Council. The members of the Board of Assessment Review provide a system of checks and balances for the work of the Assessment Bureau.


When you turn your completed and signed grievance application in to the Assessment Bureau, you will receive a receipt stating that we received the application as well as a numbered ticket allowing you or your representative to attend the hearing on Grievance Day.

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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?