Board of Assessment Review
Ontario’s Board of Assessment Review consist of three members who have knowledge of property value and the assessment process and are appointed by the Town Board to serve a 5-year term. By law a majority of the board consist of members who are not officers or employees of the local government or village.
Each member of the town Board of Assessment Review shall attend the training required by law.
The members of the Board of Assessment Review shall annually choose one of their number to serve as chairman of their board and notify the Town Clerk of the designation.
The Town Board may adopt a resolution providing that the members of the Board of Assessment Review shall be paid for their respective services. Such resolution, if adopted, shall fix the amount of such compensation.
Members appointed to the Board of Assessment Review shall be required to disclose any direct or indirect interest they or their spouse or any of his or her minor children have in any property for which a complaint has been filed. Such disclosure shall be filed with the chief executive officer of the taxing district for which they serve, on or before the date when the board submits the statement of assessment changes.
Further details on the laws regulating the Board of Assessment Review can be found at New York State Law Governing the Board of Assessment Review.
During the fourth quarter each year each member of the Board of Assessment Review whose term is expiring is given the option to renew their membership on the Board. If not continuing, they must notify the chairman of the Board of Assessment Review and/or the Town Clerk.